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Peter Link: “Leaving You”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

May 1 - May 7, 2018

Leaving You


Thru Me

Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

Listen to the Music!

Last week’s song dealt with the loneliness of separation, and this week further delves into that theme with Peter Link’s sweetly sung and gently orchestrated Leaving You, which conveys the acute emotions that arise just after we have parted from those people and places that we hold so dearly in our hearts. The song is off his album Thru Me, a compilation of favorite songs written over the last twenty years. Taken from both his work in the theater and from his own personal experience, the styles range from theatrical to pop. A special note on this song from Peter:

“I started writing this song many years ago on the airplane flying back to the States leaving Palermo, Italy after a short visit … leaving my newlywed wife behind performing at the Palermo Opera.  We were half-way through a 3 month separation and it was a very tough parting.  The song seemed an appropriate Inspirational Song Of The Week, for me anyway, since Julia and I are again towards the end of another such parting while she’s performing in a musical in California for a couple of months.  Though this particular parting has been somewhat easier, the song still resonates.”

About the Artist

Peter Link is probably best known for his work as a composer/lyricist. His Ode To Joy album is a mostly instrumental and personal statement on the joys of life. He has also produced and orchestrated for many of the Watchfire artists: Julia Wade, Mindy Jostyn, Jenny Burton, Tom Tipton, Osceola Davis, and Bobby Stanton, to name a few.

Peter won the NY Drama Desk Award for his musical, Salvation, out of which came his first Gold Record, If You Let Me Make Love To You, Then Why Can’t I Touch You? which sold over two million records. He is a two-time Tony Award Nominee for his musical scores of Joseph Papp’s Much Ado About Nothing and Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor. His Broadway credits include Ulysses In Nighttown (Zero Mostel), Lysistrata (Melina Mercouri), The Mighty Gents (Morgan Freeman), Trelawney Of The Wells at Lincoln Center (Meryl Streep, Michael Tucker, Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow) and King Of Hearts.

Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!


The Artist


The Album

The Song

The Lyrics

"It's a bone-chilling soul-searching arousal of humanity and its ability to survive and thrive. EVERYBODY should be listening!" —Laurie Lawson – Electronic Link Journey

"I'm still full of the joy … The songs … spoke to us to savor our souls and our planet. Thank you for allowing me to experience such work. Peter Link is a musical genius!" —Charles Turner, NYC

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10 thoughts on “Peter Link: “Leaving You”

  1. Thanks for sharing Peter !! I love the choir singing near the ending !!

    1. Many thanks, Bill.

  2. Really enjoyed this song Peter and the orchestration.

    1. Thanks, Tom. Nice to hear from you!

  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I know this feeling exactly! You captured it perfectly. BRAVO!

    1. Thank you, Jan. Yeah, I guess we all know the feeling. Not one we would wish upon anyone, but certainly one of life’s deeper and unfortunately more memorable moments. Aaahh, love … It comes in many colors.

  4. Great song, Peter! I can almost picture you singing it on the floor w/your bongos. Almost…

    1. Not quite sure what you mean here, but I’m glad you like the song … :o)

  5. Beautiful Peter. Your song really gets to the depths of my soul. Thank you for blessing us.

    1. Thank you, Mindy! Thanks for writing in.

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