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When you go will you send back a letter from America?
Take a look up the railtrack from Miami to Canada.

Well
Broke ofF from my work the other day

I spent the evening thinking
About all the blood that flowed away.
Across the ocean to the second chance

I wonder how it go on when it reached the promised land.

When you go will send back a letter from America?
Take a look up the railtrack from Miami to Canada.

I've looked at the ocean
Tried hard to imagine
The way you felt the day you sailed
From Wester Ross to Nova Scotia.
We should have held you
We should have told you

But you know our sense of timing
We always wait too long.

When you go will you send back a letter from America?
Take a look up the railtrack from Miami to Canada.

Lochaber no morg
Sutherland no more

Lewis no more
Skye no more!
Lochaber no more
Sutherland no more

Lewis no more
Skye no more!
Lochaber no more
Sutherland no more

Lewis no more
Skye no more!

I wonder my blood
Will you ever return
To help us kick the life back to a dying mutual friend?
Do we not love her
I think we all tell you about

Do we have to roam the world to prove how much it hurts?

When you go will you send back a letter from America?
Take a look up the railtrack from Miami to Canada.

Bathgate no more
Linwood no more

Methil no more
Irvine no more.
Bathgate no more
Linwood no more

Methil no more
Irvine no more.
Bathgate no more
Linwood no more

Methil no more
Irvine no more.
Bathgate no more
Linwood no more

Methil no more
Lochaber no more.



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    I think it's about the young people of scotland, its "life blood," leaving and going to america, instead of staying in scotland and bring life back into the country. And reminding those who leave of all the places they leave behind.

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