"The song is saying things that balance each other out: even when I lose, I'm winning; my head's under water, but I'm breathing fine; I give you all of me, you give me all of you. At the same time as you're giving everything up, you're gaining everything, and that's what the whole song is about. If you're in love and you connect, then even when you're giving things up, you're gaining so much from it." - John Legend
"This is a very simple, stripped-down arrangement. It's just piano, vocals, some robots, a couple of synths, and some Moog bass. The weight is all on John's vocal. And then I harmonized a bunch of his vocals to sound like robots - an Eventide piece might have been used, and the TC Helicon VoiceLive. The VoiceLive sounded cool and gave some great results." - Dave Tozer (producer)
"John knew he wanted to write a song to his then-fiancee, and already had the words 'all of me. The writing happened really fast, maybe three hours, just the two of us bouncing lyrics back and forth. It was a very natural flow, where every word felt completely honest." - Toby Gad (songwriter)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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