Song Name: THE BORDER

Songwriter: Cliff Mickelson

Copyright: 2016

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Lyrics:

THE BORDER
by
Cliff Mickelson


THE WIND WHISTLES THROUGH THE TREES
DARK WITH THE DUST IT SEIZED
FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER
HERE AND THERE CHILDREN STILL PLAY
IN TWILIGHT CHARGED WITH GREY
FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER


SAN YSIDRO SEEMS SO BARE
EARTH TONES EVERYWHERE
SO CLOSE TO THE BORDER
AND CLIMBING AWAY TO THE EAST
IS THE BARB WIRE CHAIN-LINK BEAST
THE AMERICAN BORDER

(CHORUS)

AND TONIGHT SHE'LL TRY IT AGAIN
GOD SPEED MARIA WHEN
SHE CROSSES THE BORDER
IN THE TRUNK OF AN OLD CHEVROLET
MY MARIA'S GONNA MAKE HER WAY
NORTH OF THE BORDER

(VERSE III)

HOW THE NIGHTS HERE COME ALIVE
COYOTE MOON PULLS A HUMBLE TIDE
FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER
YOUR HUMBLE MASSES BY TWOS AND THREES
TAKING THEIR DREAMS TO THE LAND OF THE FREE
NORTH OF THE BORDER

(CHORUS 2X, OUT)