Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart castles
Beauty in all things down to tapestry tassels.
Glasgow Acropolis, history laid to rest
Tales of bravery, lives cut short, headstones attest
Merchant City, bustling with tourist and native alike
Traffic moves like a blood through veins; be it by car, tram or bike
Aberdeen, Fort William, Aviemore;
These highland towns I truly adore
Perth, Kelvingrove Park, Lanark
You have all left your mark
In my heart, in my soul you’ll always be
The best of my memories, the best of me.
I have left your lovely lands to return to my home
But I miss you deeply, you’re my reason to roam.
Oatcakes, tea and skies as far as the eye can see
Bring back the happiest in my memory;
Dunblane, John o’ Groats and the Isle of Skye,
my soul breathes out a heartfelt sigh
Calming, soothing beauty makes me smile
A journey through this beautiful land does please;
your wild beauty, star-filled skies and crashing seas
Make my heart wish to return again
To the land that I loved when this adventure did first begin.
You’ll always be in my heart, Scotland my dear
I will return someday, never fear.
When I’m sad or lonely or think life’s too much to bear
I’ll return to you, to heal my heart and to repair
my battle-weary soul that has fought for so long
and bow to a power that can’t go wrong
My love of the land, the people and all I know
Scotland, my love, my dream and home to my soul.