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In Caledonia

(This is what the Lisa Marr song "In California" would have sounded like if she was
brought up in Scotland)

In Caledonia, I'm dealing blow
In all the places we used to go
Just a phone call away
I'll send drugs on the way
It's my career now
Waking to the sound of police alarms

I remember your face when a grass dropped me in it
Said you were finished with me, your heart wasn't in it
Then you walked right away
Now there's nothing to say
As my life slips by, disconnected

In the land where the sun never shines
Living alone, junkies are laughing at me
Just a fool peddling misery
For people who shiver endlessly

Another overdose in the high rise
The Grim Reaper he smiles and smiles
In the same old town he's bled dry
One more junkie one more time
Always someone left to die

Take a walk on up the brae
Try to wash the pain away
They tell me Scotland's beautiful in its pain

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  1. Date: 3/2/2009 8:29:00 AM
    A bonnie write Kevin.Thanks for your kind words on my posting.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 6:34:00 AM
    This is such a powerful piece.. the title grabbed me and then the first stanza really hooked me in the poem.. very good writing my friend.