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Episode #11: A Scattershot of Pop

Scattershot Symphony – The Music of Peter Link
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Episode #11
A Scattershot of Pop

This Episode covers a wide range of Pop music — hence the name, “A Scattershot Of Pop.”

Here presented and discussed are some of Peter Link’s favorite Pop music creations from four decades of producing and composing. Join us as we revisit and share insights into the making of and development of everything from ballads to dance music.  If you lived through this time, we promise you a walk back through some of the most memorable sounds and grooves of your lifetime of listening.

Here comes summer!  A time to get out and enjoy life and celebrate just being alive.  Take the music with you! It’ll make it all the better!

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A Scattershot of Pop
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  • Title: Just Like Katharine Hepburn
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:54
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Just Like Katharine Hepburn
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Popcorn junkie
    Hooked on the celluloid
    Strung out on the front row
    Of the motion picture show

    Star fixated
    Trapped in my fantasies
    Scene after scene
    Falling through the silver screen

    In a past life
    I got to be Bogey's wife
    An' in my next life
    I get to be Spencer's wife

    Oh just like Katharine Hepburn
    Just like Katharine Hepburn
    Slipping through the hole in my imagination
    Right into the role of my latest incarnation
    And I am Katharine Hepburn
    Just like I always wanted to be
    Just like Katharine Hepburn
    Living in the soul of me

    So elusive
    Wrapped in her dignity
    Known worldwide
    But oh what a mystery

    Head strong high class
    Tough like a leather glove
    Fearless in the face of
    Life's unforgotten love

    In a past life
    I got to be Carey's wife
    An' in my last life
    I want to be Spencer's wife

    Oh just like Katharine Hepburn
    Just like Katharine Hepburn
    Slipping through the hole in my imagination
    Right into the role of my latest incarnation
    And I am Katharine Hepburn
    Just like I always wanted to be
    Just like Katharine Hepburn


I’m a Survivor
Performed by Loretta Devine
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


  • Title: It Must Be Love
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:13
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    It Must Be Love
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Well I woke up this mornin' with this feelin' inside me
    I never really felt it before
    It was almost like my better sense had gone and defied me
    Lift my bed right offa the floor

    And the walls
    Would all
    Come fallin' down on me

    Now I don't know what this is
    But I know what your kiss is
    And the feelin' from this is
    The same

    So it must be love
    Hey hey
    Yes it must be love
    (Love)
    Oooh oooh

    So I lay there in my bed and floated halfway to heaven
    Longing for that look in your eyes
    As you lay beside me sleepin' at a quarter to seven
    Floating through those strawberry skies

    And the sun
    And the moon
    And the stars
    Were all shinin' on me

    Now I don't know what this is
    But I do know what bliss is
    And the feelin' from this is
    The same

    So it must be love
    Hey hey
    Yes it must be love
    (Oooh oooh)

    Yes it must be love
    (Oooh oooh)
    Yes it must be love
    (Oooh oooh)
    Yes it must be love
    (Oooh oooh)
    Yes it must be love

    Yes it must be love
    (Hey hey)
    Yes it must be love
    Well I woke up this mornin' with this feelin' inside me
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yes I woke up this mornin' with you right beside me
    Yes I woke up this mornin' with this feelin' inside me
    Yeah yeah yeah

    And the sun
    And the moon
    And the stars
    Were all shinin'

    Shinin' in the morning through them strawberry skies
    And I woke up this mornin' took a look in your eyes
    And I knew right then that it must be love


  • Title: Time And Time Again
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:32
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Time and Time Again
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Through the years I've watched you all
    Return and return again
    Coming back to share once more
    The memories with old friends
    Through the good times old times sad times
    The feeling never ends
    Now there ain't no doubt
    Because the word is out
    It's all about friends

    Friends
    Here at last we're together
    So close
    This feeling of friendship
    We're friends
    Now we're back an' together
    So sweet
    We could do it again an' again an' again

    It is a time to stop and be with us
    This is a time when time stands still
    And in the rush of all the memories
    Well you can step right up and drink your fill
    We're serving

    Friends
    And we're full to the rafters
    (An' it feels) so good
    This feeling of friendship
    Feel it all around you
    We're friends
    An' we're lost in the laughter
    (Time and time again)

    An' I love to be here with you just because
    Because you love to love for what the loving does
    And we'll all look back upon the way it was
    Time and time again
    We'll remember our friendships
    Time and time again

    We'll remember our friendships
    Time and time again
    We'll remember our friendships
    Time and time
    And time and time
    And time and time again

    A time to tell the old old stories
    A time to let it all hang out
    A time to relive the old glories
    A time to play and sing a time to shout
    Hallelujah hallelujah
    Hallelujah for

    Friends
    Here at last we're together
    So right
    This feeling of friendship
    Feel it all around you
    We're friends
    An' it's gettin' better an' better

    An' though it's many years
    That we've been apart
    It was as though no time had passed
    Right from the start
    Oh yeah we all came back again
    And touched the heart

    Time and time again
    We'll remember our friendships
    Time and time again

  • Title: On My Way To You
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel LeGrand
  • Duration:
    04:40
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    On My Way to You
    Music and Lyrics by Michel LeGrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman

    So often as I wait for sleep
    I find myself reciting
    The words I've said or should have said
    Like scenes that need rewriting

    The smiles I never answered
    Doors perhaps I should have opened
    Songs forgotten in the morning

    I relive the roles I've played
    The tears I may have squandered
    The many pipers I have paid
    Along the roads I've wandered

    Yet all the time I knew it
    Love was somewhere out there waiting
    Though I may regret a kiss or two

    If I had changed a single day
    What went amiss or went astray
    I may have never found my way to you

    It happens so often as I wait for sleep…

    And all the time I knew it
    Love was somewhere out there waiting
    Though I may regret a kiss or two

    If I had changed a single day
    What went amiss or went astray
    I would not change a thing that happened
    On my way to you


Wildfire
Performed by Loretta Devine
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


  • Title: Boogie Man
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:57
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Boogie Man
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Party, Party
    Don't you wanna party?

    Party, Party
    Don't you wanna party down?

    Party, Party
    Don't you wanna party?

    Party, Party
    Don't you wanna party down?

    Hey little girl you wanna have some fun?
    I know about a party that's just begun
    And the honored guest on this dark night
    Is the demon's dream and the fool's delight
    He's a little strange and a lotta weird
    But the party ain't started 'til he's appeared
    He's the dancin'est fool since the world began
    Yes tonight we're gonna party with the Boogie Man

    C'mon down, down, down to the basement
    C'mon down, down, down into the hole

    Where the music shrieks
    And the ghouls and guys and freaks
    Are just layin' out, hangin' around
    Everybody watchin' for the moment when the man comes down

    Come down, down, down to the basement
    Come down, down, down into your soul
    Come down, down, down to the marrow of your bones
    Know he might see ya' got ta' run for your life
    Everyone screams at the moment when the man arrives

    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    He's got his boogie band
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Oooh)
    When the party fires up it's automatic
    That the old house shakes from the basement to the attic
    With the Boogie Man

    [Boogie Man laughs]

    And it's dance, dance, dance to the music
    (Dance)
    And it's move, move, move to the groove
    (Move)
    And the moon is full
    So the spooks are out tonight
    Everyone goes where the Boogie Man goes
    Cuz everyone knows that the man can boogie right

    [Boogie Man laughs again]

    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    He's got his boogie band
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Oooh)

    He's doing the zombie to the haunted house rock
    From the midnight hour all around the clock

    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    He's got his boogie band
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Oooh)

    And the fiends dance on to the vampire hop
    As the band keeps crankin' out the Boogie Man bop

    For the Boogie Man

    Better make up your mind
    You gonna dance
    Better make up your mind
    You gonna move

    Better make up your mind
    You gonna dance
    Better make up your mind
    You gonna groove

    Better make up your mind
    You gonna dance
    Better make up your mind
    You gonna move

    Better make up your mind
    You gonna dance
    Better make up your mind
    You gonna groove

    Hey little girl better lock the door
    Cuz the freaks are rollin' all around the floor
    There's a green-haired lady with a long mustache
    Dancin' with the dog doin' the Monster Mash
    There's an eight-legged lizard with a chicken face
    Doin' the shimmy, tearin' up the place

    There's an undertaker doin' the dead man's rag
    And the rest are doing the rumba with the Boogie Man
    (Whoa)

    Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    He's got his boogie band
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Oooh)

    And the fiends dance on to the vampire hop
    As the band keeps crankin' out the Boogie Man bop

    For the Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    He's got his boogie band
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Oooh)

    And when the party fires up it's automatic
    That the old house shakes from the basement to the attic

    With the Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Yeah yeah, haunted)
    Here comes the Boogie Man
    (Oooh)


You Mean Everything To Me
Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link and Jenny Burton

Lyrics


  • Title: Shadows Away
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:27
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Shadows Away
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    All my life I’ve lived like a child
    Who’s safe in the arms of his mother
    Now the feeling has gone away
    Now I’m coming of age
    Now I’m facing the great unknown
    Now I’m taking the stage

    May mother’s light be with me tonight
    And chase all the shadows away lord
    Shine a little light on me
    Shadows away
    Shine a little light on me
    Shadows away

    Here I am a child in a man
    And don’t know the one from the other
    Sometimes feeling a boy again
    Sometimes acting my age
    Sometimes silly old me again
    Sometimes playing the sage

    Wisdom’s child he comes and he goes
    And one never knows where to find him
    So shine a little light on me
    Shadows away
    Shine a little light on me
    Shadows away
    And let me be
    Let me be
    Closer to Thee
    And in the final hour
    Let me be me

    Time will tell the shadows will fall
    The mysteries all will be over
    So shine a little light on me
    Shadows away
    Shine a little light on me
    Shadows away


Put the Fire Out
Performed by Jenny Burton & The Cast of “The River”
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


  • Title: My Body
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    07:43
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    My Body
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    I am not my body
    My body is not me
    I mean to live beyond it
    In some capacity
    I believe I've lived before it
    Though memory fails
    I cannot ignore it
    Everything else
    Pales in comparison

    This wondrous invention
    Of flesh and bone technology
    Only belongs to me
    Temporarily

    I know not where it came from
    I know not how it works
    I took no part in its conception
    Its genius or its quirks
    It carries on in sleep
    Requiring little of me
    It is mine to keep
    And cost me nothing

    Yes it is the house of my consciousness
    For perhaps a hundred years
    It manufactures babies
    And laughter and tears

    It's a miracle of invention
    In its breath
    In its sight
    In its tubes
    In its muscle
    In its appetite

    In its pleasure
    In its pain
    In its taste
    And its touch
    In its foot
    In its hand
    In its amazing ability
    To discern Tchaikovski
    From Sergeant Pepper's Lonely
    Hearts Club Band

    I am not my body
    My body is not me
    But me and my body
    We basically agree
    To live, for a time,
    On this spec in space
    This embrace of mind and matter
    This interface
    Through this vast universe of illusion
    And conjecture we go
    For reasons
    That I'll probably never know

    Well we might as well make the best of it.
    So let's dance!
    Yeah let us dance
    We got to dance now
    Work yo' body
    Work yo' body
    Work yo' body
    Let us dance

    I am not my body
    No my body is not me
    But I'm amazed
    By both its function
    Oh and yes
    Its mystery
    But I go about my business
    Mostly unaware
    I sit in thought
    I climb the stair

    So little do I think ahead
    And tell it what to do
    It seems to work just fine
    From its matter-mind
    Every blink
    Every step
    Every breath
    Every heartbeat
    Every quick reaction
    Every wild attraction

    I am not my body
    No my body is not me
    It bears no real resemblance
    To my true being

    But hey, let's make the best of it!

    And let's dance!!!

    Yeah let us dance
    We got to dance now
    Work yo' body
    Work yo' body
    Work yo' body
    Let us dance


Saturday Night’s For Dancin
Performed by Jenny Burton and Lawrence Hamilton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


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