The Sunday Posts 2014/Caledonia



I don't know if you can see the changes that have come over me
In these last few days I've been afraid that I might drift away
So I've been telling old stories, singing old songs, that make me think about where I come from
That's the reason why I seem so far away today

Let me tell you that I love you and I think about you all the time
Caledonia you're calling me and now I'm going home
But if I should become a stranger you know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had

I have moved and I've kept on moving, proved the points that I needed proving
Lost the friends that I needed losing, found others on the way
And I've kissed the ladies and left them crying, stolen dreams, yes there's no denying
I have travelled hard sometimes with conscience flying somewhere in the wind

Now I'm sitting here before the fire, the empty room, the forest choir
The flames that couldn't get any higher they've withered now they've gone
But I'm steady thinking, my way is clear and I know what I will do tomorrow
When the hands have shaken and the kisses flow then I will disappear

Let me tell you that I love you and I think about you all the time
Caledonia you're calling me and now I'm going home
But if I should become a stranger you know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had

Dougie MacLean

Comments

Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Heart-puller... Hae' a braw week Alastair!!! YAM xx
Alistair said…
Why thank you kindly Yam. I hope yours has been kind to you too!
Rebecca S. said…
That was lovely. I ticked the 'interesting' box because it was neither 'funny' nor 'poor' :)
Martin, Switzerland said…
I have this song in a version of John Wright (www.johnwrightmusic.co.uk) as my alarm tone, also on my motorcycle tour in Scotland this summer. Just lovely. Is there a more beautiful awakening?

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