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

  1. […] so much is because THAT time you thought it was for real and THAT time you thought it was for real, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.  This isn’t the first time you thought you might explode, Donna […]

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  2. Gabe Smith says:

    I love the idea of replacing “etc” with “ptc.” Let’s make it happen.

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  3. […] Having so many brothers and sisters meant that there was pretty much a generation gap just among siblings.  I think there was like a 30-year gap between my oldest aunt and my youngest aunt.  And my youngest aunt happened to be a senior in high school when I was just starting to go to school and even rode the bus home with me a few times.  All of this meaning that some of my aunts were listening to your stuff when it was brand new, Boston, and so I was exposed to guys like you and bands with names like the Bay City Rollers and KISS and Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera. […]

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  4. tPenguinLTG says:

    Except there’s already a pet store franchise called “Petcetera”…
    Great song, by the way. I love his stuff.

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  5. […] beliefs.  As you start to venture out into the world and start reading more and hearing more and Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera, you come to discover that some people believe that SATURDAY is the Sabbath (wha. . .???) and some […]

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  6. […] P.S. (that stands for Patrick Swayze). . .ooo, I’m gonna try to start incorporating that in letters and emails.  Instead of saying P.S., I’m going to start writing “Patrick Swayze”.  Kinda like that thing I tried with Peter Cetera. […]

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  7. […] those jokes I heard about how Jewish people have a lot of guilt and are always looking for a deal, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera, well, you could interchange that with all my Dutch relatives.  If it weren’t for that whole […]

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  8. […] playing tricks on me.  First I think I heard the KISS version first, then your version, then KISS, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.  I have a feeling that maybe I heard the KISS version first when I was a wee, wee lad, but your […]

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  9. […] let’s just all agree that this song is amazing, totally deserves to be on this countdown, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.  But if anyone understands needing to take a day off because you maybe overdid it the night […]

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  10. […] about ourselves by judging and/or enjoying all of the products online and on TV and at the theater, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.  I do firmly believe that in several hundred more years, studying the Force and becoming a Jedi […]

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