You've Arrived In The Hebrides

by Willie Campbell

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A song about life in The Hebrides.

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Take Me back across the sea
To the safety and the beauty where the people speak quietly
keep your voice down Mr
You've arrived in the Hebrides

every man up a ladder when the sun comes through the clouds
we're painting in a frenzy and tying things down
winter has a tendency to come, anytime of year.

watching all my neighbours playing a form of Roulette
washing lines are full up they're running in and out for it
there's good drying weather today, in between the showers.

Stuck behind a caravan doing 20 miles an hour
they can't have passing places in the darkest south

Take Me back across the sea
To the safety and the beauty where the people speak quietly
keep your voice down Mr
You've arrived in the Hebrides

Walking to my grandpa's with a paper in my hand
A billion stars above me and growing up too fast
Chimney smoke tumbling in the moonlight, frost sparkling on the grass.

Tourists viewing houses that they know they'll never buy
he says 'darling lets live off the land' with romance in his eyes
the ones that see it through might make a winter, or till a hurricane goes by.

there's a reason why people don't cut peat anymore
It's back breaking labour the oil is better that's for sure

Take Me back across the sea
To the safety and the beauty where the people speak quietly
keep your voice down Mr
You've arrived in the Hebrides

The people that never this place know just what they have
I had to wonder my own road but it soon led me back.
Gods own country, well i think that might be true.
Take Me back across the sea
To the safety and the beauty where the people speak quietly
keep your voice down Mr
You've arrived in the Hebrides

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released September 15, 2016
Written by Willie Campbell

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