ACROSS THE BORDERLINE Lyrics

by Ry Cooder

There's a land, so I've been told
Every street is paved with gold
And it's just across the borderline
And when it's time to take your turn
Here's a lesson you must learn
You could lose more than you ever hope to find

And when you reach the broken promised land
Every dream slips though your hand
Then you'll know it's too late to change your mind
'Cause you pay the price to come this far
Just to wind up where you are
And you're still just across the borderline

Up and down The Rio Grande
A thousand foot prints in the sand
Reveal the secret no one can define
The river flows on like a breath
In between our life and death
Tell me who the next to cross the borderline

And when you reach the broken promised land
Every dream slips through your hand
Then you'll know it's too late to change your mind
'Cause you pay the price to come this far
Just to wind up where you are
And you're still just across the borderline