Dougie McLean

I don't know if you can see the changes
that have come over me
These past few days i've been afraid
that I might drift away.
I've been telling old stories, singing 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,
That I think about you all the time.
Caledonia, you're calling me.
Now I'm going home.
But if I should become a stranger,
No 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,
Another's on the way.
I have kissed the girls and left them sighing,
Stolen dreams, yes there's no denying.
I've traveled hard sometimes with conscience flying
Somewhere with the wind.


Now I'm sitting here before the fire,
The empty room with forest choir.
The flames have cooled, don't get any higher.
They've wavered, now they've gone.
I'm steady thinking, my way is clear,
And I know what I will do tomorrow.
The hands have shaken, And kisses flowed,
And I will disappear.