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Episode #1 – Songs I Always Wanted To Sing

Scattershot Symphony -The Music of Peter Link
A Podcast


Episode #1
Songs I Always Wanted To Sing

Watchfire Music is proud to present its first Podcast Series featuring the music of Peter Link. In this new Podcast, Peter will be presenting his music in episodes, or to put it in musical terms, in movements! These movements together tell the story of 40 years of a life in music. Peter narrates stories around the music, giving listeners an inside view to his artistic process and life.

Here’s a note from the Music Maker himself:
This being the first episode of this podcast series, I prefer to let the music do the talkin’.  However, if you need to know more about me, please visit Wikipedia.com – Peter Link

So these are songs I always wanted to sing myself … and finally did.

People ask me, “Why “Symphony? You’re not a classical composer.”

Well, Wikipedia defines “Symphony” as: an extended musical composition most often written by composers for orchestra – often presented in several movements.”

And so, I bring you the music of a lifetime of composition – often presented in several movements.  That’s the nature of these podcasts — a scattershot look, at a lifetime of music … From a variety of genres: Pop, Rock, R&B, Reggae, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Inspirational and … whatever … Basically the music we all grew up on.

Listen to the Podcast:


Songs I Always Wanted To Sing
Playlist

Listen to samples, view lyrics and click through to download. Thanks for listening!

  • Title: Whitebird
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Whitebird
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Whitebird
    He fly so low to the water
    Whitebird
    He turn on the wind
    Whitebird
    Please take me on down the water
    Whitebird
    Let me fly again

    Blackbird
    He fly over the mountain
    Blackbird
    He turn on the wind
    Blackbird
    Please take me over the mountain
    Blackbird
    Won’t you let me fly again

    All together now fly
    All together now fly
    Won’t you let me fly again

    All together now
    Fly
    All together now
    Fly
    All together now
    Fly

    Bluebird
    He sing in the forest
    Silver bird he
    Sing on the sea
    Yellow bird he
    Fly at the red sun
    Light bird
    Come fly with me

    All together now fly
    All together now fly
    All together now fly with me

    All together now
    Fly
    All together now
    Fly
    All together now
    Fly

    All together now
    Fly

  • Title: Leaving You
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Leaving You
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    I left the hills of Sicily behind me
    I flew away from you
    Across the Mediterranean moon
    I closed my eyes and there you were
    Deep inside me

    But you're still down there
    A speck upon the ocean
    And I sit up here
    A speck up in the sky
    Here in mid air
    Lost in the emotion of goodbye

    Leaving you
    Is just about the hardest thing
    I'll ever do
    Is just about the hardest thing
    I've ever done
    And oh God the leaving's just begun

    Minutes ago
    I held you in my arms
    Just minutes ago
    Under the Mediterranean moon
    I'll never know
    How I could walk away and leave you

    But you're down there
    A speck upon the ocean
    And I'm up here
    A speck up in the sky
    And oh what a pair we are
    Lost in the emotion of goodbye

    Leaving you
    Is just about the hardest thing
    I'll ever do
    Is just about the hardest thing
    I've ever done
    And oh God the leaving's just begun

    You're moving on down there
    Smiling through your tears
    I fly so far away
    And wrestle with my fears

    Leaving you
    Is just about the hardest thing
    I'll ever do
    Is just about the hardest thing
    I've ever done
    And oh God the leaving's just begun
    Oh God the leaving's just begun
    Oh God the leaving...

  • Title: This Is All I Ask
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    This Is All I Ask
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    I am a quiet man
    A gentle man
    Oh yes I've tried to live
    By God's own plan
    Seeking the open sky
    Giving me room to fly
    On my own

    And this is all I ask
    For all I've known
    Here on this tired earth
    This rolling stone
    Keeps me from rising up
    From filling my rightful cup
    On my own

    So in my solitaire
    My dark despair
    I long for Thee
    To take me there
    Into the quiet sky
    The open air
    My liberty
    This is all I ask of Thee
    Yes this is all I ask

    And when the time has come
    When man shall stand
    Each one and every one
    As God's own man
    Then will my soul have flown
    Then will I roll the stone
    On my own

    And when the sky rolls back
    And opens wide
    And I can touch the other side
    And when the soul of man
    Is one again
    Forever free
    This is where I long to be
    This is all I ask
    Forever free
    Yes this is all I ask

  • Title: Song For A Bro'
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Song For A Brother

    Music And Lyrics
    By
    Peter Link

    Hallelujah
    We're Goin' Fishin' In The River Of Jordan
    Hallelu
    We're Gonna Dance By The Light Of The Moon
    Hallelujah
    Gonna Shake The Shadows Off Of The Mornin'
    Hallelu
    We're Gonna Put The Hope Back In The Bloom

    Sometimes Up
    Sometimes Down
    All Your Troubles
    Spinnin' You 'Round
    Spinnin' You 'Round

    Sometimes You
    Seem To Me
    Trapped Inside
    And Fighting Yourself
    Tryin' To Break Free

    I'm Beggin' You
    Let Yourself Go
    Give It All Up
    Pressure Don't Have Any Right To
    Rule Any Part Of You
    Give It All Up
    Give It All Up
    Let Yourself Go Brother

    Nothin' Is Wrong
    If Ya' Think Right
    Be A Good Friend To Yourself
    You're All That You Need To Be
    Pressure Don't Have Any Claims On You
    So Let It All Go
    Just Let Yourself Go
    Just Let Yourself Go
    Just Let Yourself Go

    I Know You Yeah
    You're Nothin' Till You Prove You've Made It
    I Know You
    You're Driven And You Better Be Good
    Yeah It's True
    Every Chance That Came Along You Played It
    But I Know You
    Ya' Think You Didn't Do As Good As You Should

    Now Who's To Say
    What Is True
    Only God Knows
    God And You
    God And You

    Take Your Time Bro'
    See It Through
    Leave Your Worries
    All Behind You
    All Behind You

    I'm Beggin' You
    Let Yourself Go
    Give It All Up
    Pressure Don't Have Any Right To
    Rule Any Part Of You

    Give It All Up
    Give It All Up
    Let Yourself Go Brother

    Nothin' Is Wrong
    If Ya' Think Right
    Be A Good Friend To Yourself
    You're All That You Need To Be
    Pressure Don't Have Any Claims On You
    So Let It All Go
    Just Let Yourself Go
    Just Let Yourself Go
    Just Let Yourself Go

    You And I
    Have Been A Long Way Together
    An' Had Our Trials
    If You And I
    Could Take A Little Time Together
    An' Find Our Smiles
    And Let This Burden Go

    Hallelujah
    We're Goin' Fishin' In The River Of Jordan
    Hallelu
    We're Gonna Dance By The Light Of The Moon
    Hallelujah
    Gonna Shake The Shadows Off Of The Mornin'
    Hallelu
    We're Gonna Put The Hope Back In The Bloom
    We're Gonna Put The Song Back In The Tune
    We're Gonna Dance By The Light Of The Moon

  • Title: Anthem
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • 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

  • Title: Words Upon The Wall
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Words Upon the Wall
    Music by Peter Link
    Lyrics by Peter Link
    Additional Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy

    I sit and ponder these words
    Upon the wall
    Burned into my memory
    Throughout all these years
    And the tears of a grateful heart
    Fall through my life
    As my joy springs forth
    At the miracle of this humble simple truth

    "Divine Love
    always has met
    and always will meet
    every human need."
    That’s every human need
    Words upon the wall
    Words upon the wall

    I sit and wonder what I would do
    Without these words
    These pure and simple certainties
    That have carried me through
    For the love that is in my heart
    Fills up my life
    And I stand here in awe
    At the miracle of this humble simple truth

    "Divine Love
    always has met
    and always will meet
    every human need."
    That’s every human need

    Words upon the wall
    Calling out to me
    Setting me free from my fears
    Words upon the wall
    Reassuring me
    And setting me free through the years

    Words upon the wall
    "God is love"
    Meeting all my needs
    I stand in awe of these simple truths
    These words upon the wall

    Words by Mary Baker Eddy used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection


  • Title: He's One Of Mine
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    He's One Of Mine

    Music And Lyrics
    By
    Peter Link

    He Walked Up On The Rolling Sea
    He Turned Water To Wine
    He Sits Here To The Right Of Me
    He's Family
    He's One Of Mine
    He And His Brother Named Buddha
    Moses Too
    And Oh Yes You
    And You And You

    He Loved One Of My Wayward Girls
    She Stuck With Him Right Through
    I Watched As She Took Care Of Him
    Miss Magdalene
    She's One Of Mine
    She And Her Brother Confucius
    Laotzu
    He's Mine Too
    And Oh Yes You

    [Interlude]

    He Died How Could That Come To Him
    I Tried Three Days To Get By
    I Just Came To My Senses Then
    It Was Not The End
    And He Would Not Die
    He Was My Son My Reflection
    And After All
    Who Am I To Just Stand By
    And Let Him Die
    He's One Of Mine
    And I Will Not Forsake My Family
    He's One Of Mine
    I Will Stay With You All Forever More
    Time After Time
    That Old Devil Will Come In Sympathy
    But You're One Of Mine
    And You Do Not Belong To Him

    So Anyway...
    He Kept Workin' The Streets For Me
    He Leapt Through Time And Through Space
    He Swept On Down The Centuries
    He Healed Your Disease
    With His Infinite Grace
    He And That Mother Theresa
    She Healed Too
    Maybe She Even Healed You

    [Interlude]

    He's Still Into His Savior Phase
    But I'm Proud Any Father Would Be
    Ah Yes I Could Go On For Days
    Singing His Constant Praise
    Down On My Knees
    Sing With Me Sister Mahailia
    Caruso Too
    And I'd Be Proud To Sing With You

    I'm Proud I Guess That's The Bottom Line
    They Were All Kids Of Mine
    Arturo Rubenstein
    That Smart Kid...
    The One With The Funny Socks
    Oh Yeah Einstein
    Way To Go Calvin Kline

    Even Old Frankenstein
    He Was A Kid Of Mine
    (Well, Ya' Can't Win 'Em All)
    But There Was This One Design
    And Boy It Worked Out So Fine
    He Was The Best Combined
    Yes And He's One Of Mine

  • Title: Watercolor
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Watercolor

    Music And Lyrics By Peter Link

    Soft White Cinnamon
    Sufferin' Blue
    You're A Strange Design
    You Give Me Life And I Give You You
    And I'm Lost In A Watercolor

    The Water Runs And The Edges Roll
    And For That Bittersweet Second I Lose Control
    Cinnamon Crashes Into Sufferin' Blue
    And I'm Lost In A Watercolor

    Images And Imaginings Blending In A Tango
    Carrying Me With Them
    Where I've Never Been Before
    Dancing Across The Paper
    In A Maddening Fandango
    Swirling Through The Universe
    Like A Thunderstorm

    I Am Falling Falling
    Help Me I'm Falling
    I'm Lost In A Watercolor
    I Am Falling Falling
    Help Me I'm Falling
    I'm Lost In A Watercolor
    In This Confusion Of Light And Shade
    I Can't Find My Way
    Stumbling On Though I'm Unafraid
    I Am Lost In A Watercolor

    This Balance Of Chaos
    Impossible Yet
    I'll Take The Chances I Take
    And Get What I Can Get
    Smoke Dreams Fade Into Ivory Jade
    And I'm Lost In A Watercolor

    Images And Imaginings Blending In A Tango
    Carrying Me With Them
    Where I've Never Been Before
    Dancing Across The Paper
    In A Maddening Fandango
    Swirling Through The Universe
    Like A Thunderstorm

    I Am Falling Falling
    Help Me I'm Falling
    I'm Lost In A Watercolor
    I Am Falling Falling
    Help Me I'm Falling
    I'm Lost In A Watercolor

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1 thought on “Episode #1 – Songs I Always Wanted To Sing

  1. There’s nothing like the magic of the musical experience of composer Peter Link!
    It’ll be a ride through what’s important, things to be reminded of, and things that will touch your heart! You might feel a tear rolling down your face, or a deep smile inside, and of course there’ll be laughter and some fun. Peter Link’s particular point of view of the songs he chooses to write are always unique. The pandemic has stretched the rubber band of Life beyond our imaginations. Music has always been my salvation. So, whether on your iPods, iMac, headphones, your favorite Podcast destination, or directly on the Watchfire Music sight, whether a fan, or new to his music, strap something on, cause it’s absolutely worth the ride!
    Listening to other artists, their every nuance, gives me a glimpse into their hearts minds and souls, feeding me. I hope you’ll take a moment to get a glimpse into the heart, mind and soul of Peter Link! In his own time, and for a time to come, Peter Link stands in his own right, with a lifetime of music, as one of the greats!
    ~Jenny Burton, a singer of songs

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