Caledonia

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

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

Now I have moved and kept on moving
Proved the points that I needed proving
Lost the friends that I needed losing
Found others on the way
I have kissed the ladies and left them crying
Stolen dreams, yes there's no denying
I have traveled hard with cottails flying
Somewhere in the wind

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

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 are shaken the kisses flow
Then I will disappear

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

Dougie MacLean