Daily Archives: May 31, 2014

Radio XXXVI, side B, track 7: “Holding Out” by Peter Cetera

Peter CeteraOh, Peter Cetera, have you ever thought of changing the pronunciation of your last name, shortening your first name and going by Pet Cetera?  Just think about it, Peter Cetera.  If you could get people using it in everyday conversation, do you know how many more albums we could sell?  For example, “I’ve got to run to the grocery store, pick up my cat’s prescriptions, Pet Cetera, Pet Cetera. . .”  Although maybe it would be even cooler if we could find a way to get “Peter Cetera” to supplant “et cetera”.  How awesome would it be if people started saying stuff like “So then we went out to dinner, came home, put the kids to bed, watched some ‘Bold and the Beautiful’, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.”  I’m tellin’ you, Peter Cetera, you’re sitting on a goldmine with that name of yours.  Oh, sure, you have one of the most unique singing voices in the world, and I absolutely love it and wish like hell I could emulate it, but since you’ve already cornered the music market, why not corner the linguistic market as well?  We could get your name added to the dictionary, have it featured on some hip new show, get an interview on NPR, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.  . .

See how easy it is?  You’ve got a Twitter feed, I’ve got a Twitter feed, let’s make this happen!

“Holding Out”

<awesome Peter Cetera jam>

Nothin’ outside my window

The sound of the pourin’ rain

Oughta be breakin’ my heart
But I feel no paaain

Ooo
Tryin’ to pick up the station

Carry me through this night

I got a fire ta keep me warm

‘Til I gothcoo in my aaaaaarms

Holdin’ out
Dug in deep

I got an island that I’m gonna keep

Close my eyes but I know I won’t sleep

Holdin’ out

Ohh yeah

I know love won’t forget me
I gotta keep hoooldin’ ouuuut

Oooooo

Girl, I’ve been dreamin’ aboutchoo

The better part of my life

Least I can make it withoutchoo
Oooone moooore niiiight

I’m not afraid of the thunder

Won’t run away from the storm (won’t run away from the storm)
Let the stars fall down and break

I don’t care how long it
Taaaaaakes

Holdin’ out
Dug in deep

I got an island that I’m gonna keep

Close my eyes and I know I won’t sleep

Holdin’ out

Oh yeah

I know love won’t forget me
I gotta keep hoooldin’ ouuuut

<awesome Peter Cetera jam>

There’s no other love in this world I could want any more

<awesome Peter Cetera jam>

Ooooooooooooooo

Holdin’ out
Dug in deep

I got an island that I’m gonna keep

Close my eyes but I know I won’t sleep

Holdin’ out

Ohh yeah

I know love won’t forget me
I gotta keep hoooldin’

Holdin’ out
Dug in deep

I got an island I’m gonna keep

Close my eyes but I know I won’t sleep

<awesome Peter Cetera jam>

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