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Episode #6 – Songs of Love and Heartbreak

Scattershot Symphony -The Music of Peter Link
A Podcast


Episode #6
Songs of Love and Heartbreak

There is an arc, a kind of universal story, to this Episode #6 of Scattershot Symphony.

It is a song cycle of the rise and fall (and the eternality) of Love … specifically romantic love. 

Love, certainly one of the most important concepts dealt with by each of us in life on Planet Earth, is looked at and listened to in song on many different angles as our story is told.  

Love and heartbreak, passion and tragedy in song promise an unforgettable journey. 

It’s all investigated through the songs of the past 40 years written and produced by Peter Link. Please join us on the ride. 

Bring with you an open heart and a sensitive soul. 

Listen to the Podcast:


Songs of Love and Heartbreak
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  • 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

  • Title: There Was You
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:16
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    There Was You
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Heartbreak came so easy to one so young
    Love had turned quite contrary
    To a young girl's dreams
    So I gathered up what was left
    And moved warily on
    A change of scene
    A change of dream

    A new start to a new life was all I asked
    Love would be quite suspended
    In this young girl's life
    But the world does not always work
    In all the ways that we want
    Too soon we met
    Too soon too soon

    I shook your hand
    I caught your smile
    The voice inside me screamed "No, no!"
    While my heart danced in midair
    I barred the door
    Refused to look
    I knew I didn't dare
    I searched the floor for answers
    And I found you standing there
    So there was you
    There you were
    There on that Sunday afternoon

    But love was still too dangerous
    Too hazardous
    Too perilous
    And I far too vulnerable to let go
    When I chanced to look again
    You were gone
    You were gone
    So I moved warily on

    As time went by I wondered
    "Hey! Where'd he go?"
    Love's no longer quite so daunting
    To a young girl's heart
    I had missed my chance botched it up
    And now it was too late
    My timing bad
    Too late too late

    And then came fate
    Or God's design
    We came to meet by chance again
    And I caught you unaware
    You passed me by
    I called your name
    From somewhere in midair
    You see I'd searched my heart for answers
    And I found you standing there
    Yes there was you
    There you were
    There - not too late
    Not too soon
    There on that Sunday afternoon

  • Title: You Knock Me Off My Feet
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:31
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    You Knock Me Off My Feet
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    You give it all you got
    You make my life complete
    You always take your best shot
    You knock me off my feet

    You took me under wing
    You loved and nurtured me
    You let my spirit sing
    You knock me off my feet

    In the way you bear me up
    In the way you care for me
    In the way you fill my cup
    You're always there
    You're always there for me

    You clap me on the back
    You rub my shoulders free
    You fire up my brain
    You knock me off my feet
    You knock me off my feet
    Proud to take you with me anywhere
    Oh yeah

    You knock me off my feet
    Even in the toughest of times you're there
    Lifting me back up
    With the way you care for me
    And the way you help me be
    All I can be

    Yeah even in the toughest
    Toughest of times
    You're there

    You're always comin' through
    You're all I dreamed you'd be
    I feel a hallelujah
    Rise up inside of me

    In the way you let me fly
    In the way you set me free
    You throw me to the sky
    But you're always there
    You're always there for me

    You give it all you got
    You make my life complete
    You always take your best shot
    You knock me off my feet

    You knock me off my feet
    And set my spirit free
    An' I'm so proud to take you with me anywhere

    Oh yeah
    You knock me off my feet
    Even in the toughest of times you're there
    Lifting me back up
    With the way you care for me

    And when I go from here
    I'll always carry you with me
    You make my life so clear
    You give me all I need

    The way you've treated me
    Inspires me to go out
    And knock down doors
    You set my spirit free
    You give it all to me
    An' I feel a hallelujah
    Yes I feel a hallelujah

  • Title: Love Never Touched Me Like This
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    03:27
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Love Never Touched Me Like This
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Why does my heart feel like cryin'
    Why does the air take a moment to breathe
    Why does my blood feel like honey
    All I know is
    Love never touched me like this

    Why do your words go right through me
    And why is the taste of you all over me
    Why has this hunger come to me
    All I know is
    Love never touched me like this

    And everything is so you
    And everything is so beautiful
    And everything is so possible
    Cause love never spoke
    And love never broke me
    Love never touched me like this

    Oh baby
    Oh yeah
    Oh sweet darlin'
    You can have your way with me

    Love runs its fingers right through me
    Love puts its hands
    Where love needs them to be
    Love comes inside and speaks to me
    And all I know is
    Love never touched me like this

    And everything is so you
    And everything is so beautiful
    And everything is so possible
    Cause love never spoke
    And love never broke me
    No love never touched me like this

    Oh baby
    Oh yeah
    Oh sweet darlin'

  • Title: The Magic Is You
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Duration:
    04:51
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    The Magic Is You
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    When there's a moon in the sky
    With the stars falling 'round
    And the only sound
    Is in the hush of night
    Then there's a change in the air
    As the first light appears
    When the blush of dawn nears
    It's then the magic happens

    Yes it's a magical moment
    A beautiful elegance
    A classical concept
    When the dawn brings the day

    The magic of new light
    And the hope that it brings
    Is a glorious thing
    But there's a greater magic
    Than new light
    Better it's true
    It's the magic in you
    No there's no greater power
    When the magic is you
    The magic is you

    Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

    Well there's a magic in song
    Moving in harmony
    Two different melodies
    Making a beautiful world
    And there's a magic in dreams
    Created by all of us
    Reaching for more than just
    The usual ways

    And with all we’ve been through
    There’s still magic to do
    It’s just me and it’s you
    We are partners for life

    There's magic in rain rain
    Wondrous and wild
    Through the eyes of a child
    Yet there's a greater magic
    Than rain rain
    Better it's true
    It's the magic in you
    No there's no greater power
    When the magic is you

    Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

    It's greater than the sunshine
    The magic is you
    It's better than the moonlight
    It shines right through
    It's better than a song sung
    In a heart that is true
    It's better in the long run
    The magic is you

    It's greater than the sunshine
    The magic is you
    It's better than the moonlight
    It shines right through
    It's better than a song sung
    In a heart that is true
    It's better in the long run
    The magic is you

    There's magic here within our lives
    New doors are here to open wide
    The time has come to change our lives
    And leap and soar and run the skies

    And it's all here right now
    Cause the magic is you!!!

  • Title: If Ever I Would Leave You
  • Artist: Steve Blanchard
  • Composer: Frederick Loewe
  • Lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Duration:
    04:11
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    If Ever I Would Leave You
    Music by Frederick Loewe
    Lyrics by Alan Jay

    If ever I would leave you it wouldn't be in summer
    Seeing you in summer I never would go
    Your hair streaked with sunlight your lips red as flame
    Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

    But if I'd ever leave you it couldn't be in autumn
    How I'd leave in autumn I never will know
    I've seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air
    I know you in autumn and I must be there

    And could I leave you running merrily through the snow
    Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

    If ever I would leave you how could it be in springtime
    Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
    Oh no not in springtime summer winter or fall
    No never could I leave you at all

  • Title: Love Runs Deeper Than Pride
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:54
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Love Runs Deeper Than Pride
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    After the fall
    Half of me's gone
    It all just shattered
    I picked up my pride
    And carried it on
    But nothing mattered

    I've known a lot of lonely people in my life
    Who did the same as I and lost it all
    Oh if I only could
    But change the course of my life
    And catch the fall
    Before it's too late

    I'd open everything wide
    I'd show you all that's inside
    Cause love runs deeper than pride

    Try me again
    I'm not afraid
    Cause time can do great things
    And if it's the end
    Of all that we've made
    Then I can face it

    I've seen a lot of lonely people in my life
    Who've thrown it all away to keep their pride
    Trying to hold on to that last remaining dignity
    But still it died
    What was to hide?

    I'll open everything wide
    I'll show you all that's inside
    Cause love runs deeper than pride

    I've seen a lot of lonely people in my life
    Who've thrown it all away to keep their pride
    Trying to hold on to that last remaining dignity
    But still it died
    What was to hide?

    I'll open everything wide
    I'll show you all that's inside
    Cause love runs deeper than pride
    Than pride

  • Title: Wasn't It Good For You
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:48
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Wasn't It Good for You
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Wasn't it good for you?
    (Is the fire dying)
    What are you going through?
    (As the smoke turns)
    Is it all over now?
    (In the cool of moonlight)
    Can we go on somehow?
    (As you sleep on)

    Deep down inside me I know
    We've gone as far as we'll go

    And the moon grows a little colder now
    As the fire begins to smolder down
    And the love is like the fire now
    Yes the love that was is like the fire now

    Wasn't it good for you?
    (It's a dying ember)
    Where are we now, we two?
    (It's a smoke dream)
    Where did it all go wrong?
    (Yes the spark has vanished)
    We knew it would all along

    And it's gone
    Nothing but a memory
    Just like the fire burning down inside of me
    And the love is like the fire now
    Yes the love that was is like the fire now

    And the love is like the fire now
    (Wasn't it good for you?)
    And the love is like the fire now
    (Where do we go from here?)
    And the love is like the fire now
    (Am I alone again?)
    And the love is like the fire now
    (Why do the feelings change?)

  • Title: A Pile Of Tears
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:36
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    A Pile of Tears
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
    Title by Jenny Burton

    There's a pile of tears
    Sitting on the pillow
    Next to where I sleep
    A pile of tears

    A pile of tears
    On cool clean sheets
    Who belongs …
    I can't remember
    Who belongs …

    Were they yours?
    Are they mine?
    A love, I fear
    In sad decline
    With nothing left
    But a pile of tears

    This morning as I lie here waking
    Trying to disentangle while my heart is aching
    Tryin' to grasp the fact
    That only half the bed needs making

    There's an empty space
    There inside the closet
    There across the room
    An empty space

    And an empty place
    Inside my life
    How do I go on?
    I can't remember
    All your things are gone

    Not a word
    Not a trace
    You disappear
    But can't erase
    The one thing you left
    This pile of tears

    This morning as I lie here breaking
    Trying to comprehend the turn my life is taking
    Tryin' to grasp the fact
    That only half the bed needs making

    And tryin' to make some sense of
    This pile of tears
    This pile of tears


You Only Took Me Halfway There
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link


  • Title: Another Time
  • Artist: Steve Blanchard, Judy McLane, Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Larry Rosler
  • Duration:
    03:28
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Another Time
    Music by Peter Link
    Lyrics by Larry Rosler

    Kate
    Why must the world
    Keep you from me?
    Oh, how I wish
    That we were free
    So free we could sail
    Like hawks in the air
    No chains and no jail
    Just sky everywhere

    Kate & Doc
    How I wish I knew you
    In another time
    Wish the road led to you
    In another time
    To another place
    And another time

    Doc
    I'm so sorry, Kate.

    Kate
    Nothin' you coulda done. nothin'.

    Kate & Doc
    If all the stars
    Stayed on our side
    Lighting up trails
    We never tried
    We'd run brave and strong
    Like wild horses do
    We'd live good and long
    One life, me and you

    How I wish I knew you
    In another time
    Wish the road led to you
    In another time
    To another place
    And another time

  • Title: Anthem
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:19
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Anthem
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    She lives in my heart always
    She lies in the long grass
    She weeps and my world crumbles
    But when she smiles
    Then the sun dances with the moon

    She’s warm on a cold morning
    There lying beside me
    I wake from my old slumber
    And cherish this wrinkle in time
    That’s over too soon

    She is soooooooo sweet
    She is soooooooo smooth indeed
    Soooooooo tuned
    To the birds in our window
    She is all girl
    All a whirl
    And she’s all I’ve ever wanted
    Never knowing what I wanted
    Till she smiled at me

    She laughs and the sky tumbles
    She lights up my world
    But when she leaves I am lost and humbled
    Biding my time
    Counting the days
    Watching the clock
    Checking the phone
    Wishing the hours away
    Till she comes home again
    Till she comes home again

    [Interlude]

    I wake on this cold morning
    And cling to that mem’ry
    Of that girl in the grass
    And her smile and her laughs
    And the sun dancing with the moon

    [Dance]

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