Our Scotland

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I've always written songs about subjects I feel passionately about, and this is a song which plugs into the popular consciousness in Scotland at the moment. Scotland's identity has been brought to the fore this year in a way that hasn't happened for a long time, and this song is my own contribution to Scotland growing up and hopefully becoming more self aware.

"Our Scotland" and "Headlines are available to listen online, but please download the single to receive a bonus alternative version of "Our Scotland" featuring Jimmy Carlyle on mandolin and harmony vocals.

You can also hear this song on my YouTube channel, the link's in the header bar of this website.

lyrics

A piper on Princes Street plays for the tourists
Who throw him their coins in reply
His Robertson tartan's a proud battered remnant
Of a Scotland that's long since gone by

Some day our wee country will again be a nation
I belong to Scotland and in Scotland i'll bide
I'll wait for that day with anticipation
They've taken our freedom but they'll no' take our pride

Well it's said that without the support of Great Britain
Our economy wouldn't be strong
But we've yet to be given the chance we deserve
To prove that that theory is wrong

Some day our wee country will again be a nation
I belong to Scotland and in Scotland i'll bide
I'll wait for that day with anticipation
They've taken our freedom but they'll no' take our pride

So we're facing the future and like it or not
There's decisions that have to be made
To survive as a colony of a long fallen empire
Is something i would happily trade

Some day our wee country will again be a nation
I belong to Scotland and in Scotland i'll bide
I'll wait for that day with anticipation
They've taken our freedom but they'll no' take our pride

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from Our Scotland, released September 30, 2014
written and performed by Calum Carlyle

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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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