Caledoniaby Dougie MacLean
The [Am] changes that have come [F] over me.
In these [C] last few days I’ve [G] been afraid,
That [Am] I might drift [F] away.
I’ve been [C] telling stories, [G] singing songs,
That [Am] make me think about [F] where I come from.
[C] That’s the reason [G] why I seem
So [Am] far away to- [F] day.
[C] Let me tell you that I [G] love you,
That I [Am] think about you all the [F] time.
Caledonia you’re [C] calling me,
Now I’m [G] going [C] home.
But [C] if I shall become a [G] stranger,
Know that [Am] it would make me more than [F] sad,
Caledonia’s been [G] everything I’ve ever [C] 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 lads 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, a forest choir,
The flames have cooled. don’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 hands have shaken, the kisses flowed,
Then I will disappear.