Caledonia                                                                                © Dougie McLean



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

So 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




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

An’ 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

Proven points that I needed proving

Lost the friends that I needed losing

Found others on the way

An’ I have kissed the ladies, left them crying

Stolen dreams, yes there's no denying

I’ve travelled hard sometimes conscience flying

Somewhere in the wind




Now I sit here before the fire

The empty room, the forest choir

The flames that couldn’t reach any higher

Are withered now they've gone

I'm steady thinking my way is clear

And I know what I will do tomorrow

When the hands are shaken and the kisses blown

Well I will disappear