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Song title: Across the border

Across the border

Tonight my bag is packed
Tomorrow I’ll walk these tracks
That will lead me across the border

Tomorrow my love and I
Will sleep ‘neath auburn skies
Somewhere across the border

We’ll leave behind my dear
The pain and sadness we found here
And we’ll drink from the Bravo’s muddy water

Where the sky grows gray and wide
We’ll meet across the other side
There across the border

For you I’ll build a house
High upon a grassy hill
Somewhere across the border

Where pain and memory
Pain and memory have been stilled
There across the border

And sweet blossoms fill the air
Pastures of gold and green
Roll down into cool clear waters

And in your arms ‘neath open skies
I’ll kiss the sorrow from your eyes
There across the border

Tonight we’ll sing the songs
I’ll dream of you my corazon
And tomorrow my heart will be strong

Any may the saints’ blessing and grace
Carry me safely into your arms
There across the border

For what are we
Without hope in our hearts
That someday we’ll drink from God’s blessed waters

And eat the fruit from the vine
I know love and fortune will be mine
Somewhere across the border

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First known live performance: 21/11/1995 State Theatre, New Brunswick,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 11/11/2005 Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk,VA ,USA

Song 'history':

Published on the solo album THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD, in 1996.
Performed every night of the Ghost of Tom Joad tour
In the Reunion tour, the song was only practiced (20/06/1999 Gelredome, Arnhem ,Netherlands, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Rising tour
Played during the 'Double Take' shows in 2002
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only 5 renderings

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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