Across The Borderline featuring John Hiatt
Flaco Jimenez Lyrics


There's a place, 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
There's a lesson that you must learn
You may lose more than you'll ever hope to find.

And when you reach that broken promised land
And all your dreams slip though your hand
You have learned it's too late to change your mind
Cause you pay 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 foot prints in the sand
Reveal a secret no one can define
The river rolls on like a breath
In between our life and death
Tell me who is next to cross that borderline.

And when you reach that broken promised land
And all your dreams slip though your hand
You'll know it's too late to change your mind
Cause you pay the price to come so far
Just to wind up where you are
And you're still just across the borderline.

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JAMES LUTHER DICKINSON, JOHN ROBERT HIATT, RYLAND PETER COODER

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alfi1704

Wonderful song - wonderful singer - wonderful flaco - thanks for this posting

Peter Clifton

Agreed - THE BEST version, just magic.

rpetrics

Thank you. Totally agree. I'm glad someone has the same taste as me.

Gilly -

... and it's not easy to steal thunder from Freddie Fender.

rpetrics

This is the absolute best rendition of this song ever made, and I've heard them all. Not one can compare to Flaco Jimenez and John Hiatt. I love this version. Such heart and feeling.

Aggie Nodari

Hands down. This reminds me when I was young with my beloved wife and her parents. No nlaw stigma here.

George S. Kelly

Try Willie Nelson’s version

Michiel Lombaers

Have you heard Gaby Moreno's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhqAMytwykY

Barbi Ferrari

It's a John Hiatt song, so...
But Fr. Fender is on par.

mike strevens

rpetrics Freddie Fender is the best

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