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Bordertown

In the style of

Dan Seals

Lyrics

in the quiet hours
before the dawn
he buttons up
his uniform

takes out his badge
and pins it on
for thirty years he's
enforced the law

and he drives out
on the rio grande
across the dry and
sunburned land

and on this side he
takes a stand again

they won't get through
this bordertown
he turns them back
he stands his ground

but still they come
because they know
somewhere the streets
are paved with gold

somewhere beyond the
sound of this
bordertown

it's not his place
to say what's fair
he's done his duty
all these years

in his mind the
law's the law
but then at dusk
she wades across

and he sees the hope
that's in her eyes
childhood dreams
of a brand new life

it's not his
job to say
what's right
or wrong

they won't get through
this bordertown
he turns them back
he stands his ground

but still they come
because they know
somewhere the streets
are paved with gold

somewhere
beyond the
sound of this
bordertown

as night falls
over mexico
he waits there as
she comes ashore

then he stares a
moment at her face
and he turns his back
and he walks away

they won't get through
this bordertown
he turns them back
he stands his ground

but still they come
because they know
somewhere the streets
are paved with gold

somewhere
beyond the
sound of this
bordertown

Details

  • Duration : 3:52
  • Key : C#m
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1990
  • Language : English

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