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Caledonia

words & music: Dougie MacLean

 

Let me tell you that I love you
and I think about you all the time,
Caledonia you’re calling me
Now I’m going home 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.
I’ve been telling old stories, singing songs
that made me think about where I came from.
That’s the reason why I seem so far away today.

Chorus
Let me tell you that I love you
and
I think about you all the time,
Caledonia, you’re calling me
Now I’m going home
But if I should become a stranger,
you know 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.
I have tried and kept on trying,
stolen dreams, yes there’s no denying
I’ve travelled far, sometimes with conscious flying
somewhere with the wind. Wind

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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,
now I will disappear!

Chorus

I’m going home