I 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.
So I've been tellin' old stories, singing songs
that make me think about where I came from
And that's the reason why I seem
so far away today.
Oh, but let me tell you that I love you,
that I think about you all the time
Caledonia, you're calling me, and now I'm going home
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 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 travelled hard, sometimes with conscience flying,
somewhere in the wind.
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 hands are shaken and the kisses flow,
well I will disappear.