Edinburgh



Songs by Ian McCalman

Edinburgh

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

"McCalman Singular" (Greentrax CDTRAX269)

Take me back to your grey stone
Take me to the shining slate and the colours
Of your seven hills
I don't know why I went away
I've come home today

Take me back to your cold haar
The Royal Mile with castles in the air
And Deacons bar
I don't know why I went away
I've come home today

Edinburgh
I told you then
I'd see your smiling face again
With your high ideas and your wicked ways
I've come home today

Take me back to your old town
Under blackened spires at the dead of night
Where witches dance
I don't know why I went away
I've come home today

You're a stern lady with a heart of gold
The height of fashion yet you're so old
Knock on her door and she'll let you in
She has so many friends
She likes her parties, she wants you there
She entertains with festive flair
When it's over, let her be
She likes her privacy

I look to the west and I see you
Under clouds that turn the rays of the sun
Into fading fires
I don't know why I went away
I've come home today

Edinburgh
I told you then
I'd see your smiling face again
With your high ideas and your wicked ways
I've come home today