Across the Borderline

There's a place where 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

Chorus When you reach the broken promised land
Every dream slips through your hand
And you'll know that it's too late to change your mind
'Cause you've paid the price to come so far
Just to wind up where you are
And you're still just across the borderline

Up and down the Rio Grande
A thousand footprints 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's the next to cross the borderline

En la triste oscuridad
Hoy tenemos que cruzar
Este río que nos llama más allá
But hope remains when pride is gone
And it keeps you moving on
Calling you across the borderline


Now you're still just across the borderline

© MCA Duchess Music Corporation (BMI). Written by R. Cooder/J. Dickinson/J. Hiatt.