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Song title: Across the borderline

(Hiatt, Cooder, Dickinson) by Ry Cooder

Across the borderline

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.

(Chorus)
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.

(Chorus)
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.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 27/04/1988 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 19/11/2012 Pepsi Arena, Denver,CO ,USA

Song 'history':


In the Born in the U.S.A. tour, the song was only practiced (14/09/1984 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Not much used during the Tunnel of Love tour, deserving only 4 renderings
Played, in acoustic version, at the Christic Shows in LA, 16/17-Nov-1990.
During the Human Touch tour, the song was played 4 times
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (19/11/2012 Pepsi Arena, Denver,CO ,USA)
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