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Scattershot Symphony Episode #17: So Ya’ Like Pop Songs

Scattershot Symphony – The Music of Peter Link
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Episode #17 – So Ya’ Like Pop Songs

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Many of our listeners have asked to present more pop songs.

So we first decided to define the term “Pop Songs”. Having established that, we’ll take you on a grand tour of decades of Pop songs ranging from the standard to the bizarre.  Ones that rock the house and ones that touch the heart — ones that went all the way to the top of the charts and ones that never got off the ground — but certainly should have.  And ones from famous movie scores and ones from Hit New York Musicals.

So if ya’ like Pop Songs, you’re not allowed to miss this Episode!


So Ya’ Like Pop Songs
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  • Title: What Peace Looks Like
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Julia Wade, Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:39
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    What Peace Looks Like
    Music by Peter Link
    Lyrics by Peter Link and Julia Wade

    "I want to know what peace looks like"
    The girl of Uganda said,
    "I want to know what peace looks like"
    She's spent her life in fractured war
    But now she's stepping through a door
    That takes her far from harm

    "I want to know what peace looks like"
    The boy of the Sudan said,
    "I wanna feel what it feels like
    I want to have enough to eat
    I want to feel my mother's heat
    As she wraps me in her arms"

    "I want to know what peace looks like
    I want to know what peace looks like
    My wish, my hope, my dream
    A night without the nightmares
    I want to know the inner calm
    The thread of self-esteem
    I want to know what peace looks like
    And I want to feel it too
    Yes I do"

    Oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
    The roar of their misfortune;
    The hopelessness that lies before
    And still they live to love again

    Oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
    The roar of their misfortune;
    The hopelessness that lies before
    And still they live to love again

    Because that's what children do
    Yeah that's what children do

    And if they can do it
    We can do it too
    Yes if they can do it
    We can do it too

    "I want to know what peace looks like"
    The child of the ghetto said,
    "I wanna go where peace is known
    I've had enough of hopelessness
    A cracked out mom and fatherless
    And the gangs that haunt the streets"

    And oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
    The roar of their misfortune;
    The hopelessness that lies before
    And still they live to love again

    Oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
    The roar of their misfortune;
    The hopelessness that lies before
    And still they live to love again

    Because that's what children do
    Yeah that's what children do

    And if they can do it
    We can do it too
    Yes if they can do it
    We can do it too!

  • Title: Without You
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    03:22
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Without You
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Like a bird on the wing
    Like the sound of the wind
    I'm lonely within
    Without you

    And the rain on the porch
    And the horn in the street
    Play a song incomplete
    Without you

    And the albatross flies endless highways
    And the sea and the sky are his only reward
    And I sit and I watch
    As he wanders through life
    And I'm lonelier than before

    And my mind turns within me without you
    And my warm cools within without you
    Oh I can't even begin without you

    Though the sweet scent of you
    Lingers here on my skin
    I'm lonely within
    Without you

    As the ol' river flows
    My loneliness grows
    It's just too long to go
    Without you

    And my mind paints many pictures
    But they all look the same
    When they're all painted blue
    So I'll sit and I'll wait
    With my hat in my hand
    Till I see you comin' home

    And my mind turns within me without you
    And my warm cools within without you
    Oh I can't even begin without you

    And now I long for the hour
    When you come back to me
    It's just too long to be
    Without you


All Around the World
Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


Lonely
Performed by Patrick Jude
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You?
Performed by Ronnie Dyson
Lyrics by Charles Courtney
Music by Peter Link

Lyrics


  • Title: Round In Circles
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:15
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Round In Circles
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Ah everybody knows
    Sure as sin
    So everybody’s tryin’
    To put their two cents in

    But nobody knows
    The love I’ve found
    Can’t imagine life
    Without you around

    I never knew the reason for the rain
    I never knew my heart could feel such pain
    Mama says, “you’re no good for me”
    So what’ll it be?

    I never knew that love could feel like this
    Never knew the chaos of one kiss
    Daddy says, “Boy, find someone new.”
    So what’ll we do?

    I guess I’m goin’ ‘round in circles
    Runnin’ around in circles
    ‘Round an’ ‘round in circles
    Over you

    Instrumental Bridge

    I never knew the meaning of the moon
    I never knew that love could come so soon
    Sister says, “Boy, don’t be a fool.”
    So whaddo I do?

    I guess I’m goin’ ‘round in circles
    Runnin’ around in circles
    ‘Round an’ ‘round in circles
    Over you

    Yeah everybody knows
    Sure as sin
    So everybody’s tryin’
    Ta put their two cents in

    But nobody knows
    The love I’ve found
    Can’t imagine life
    Without you around

    Yeah it’s got me goin’ ‘round in circles
    Runnin’ around in circles
    ‘Round an’ ‘round in circles
    Over you

    I never knew the meaning of the moon
    I never knew that love could come so soon
    I never knew that love could feel like this
    Oh I never knew the chaos of one kiss
    No I never knew the reason for the rain
    I never knew my heart
    Could feel such pain


Burnin’ Down the USA
Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


Walk on the Water
Performed by Peter Link
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


When We Love the Way We Do
Performed by Peter Link
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Lyrics


  • Title: It's All Right By Me - from the film Beat Street
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Duration:
    05:14
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    It's All Right By Me
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Now don't you go cryin' to mama
    When you need a little sympathy
    Don't think twice about comin' my way
    When you need some comfort
    Baby take your troubles to me

    And stop all this talk about botherin'
    You're never gonna bother me
    I got so much invested
    An' I'm ridin' on you
    If you think I won't care now
    Well babe that's not the way it will be

    So use my shoulder to lean on
    Use me any way you please
    Use my life and the love in my heart
    It will lift you up with ease

    It's all right
    It's all right
    It's all right
    It's all right by me

    Ya' see I got nothin' to hide
    I've got nothin' to keep from you
    So come on in
    Let the feelin' begin
    You're safe inside
    Babe I'm gonna see you through

    So use me when you lose your confidence
    Use me when you need a friend
    When all seems lost and it looks like the end
    Use me when you need a friend

    It's all right
    It's all right
    It's all right
    It's all right by me


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