"Borderline" as written by Heidrun Anna Bjornsdottir and Frederick Willaim Ball....
I'm standing in the station
I am waiting for a train
To take me to the border
And my loved one far away
I watched a bunch of soldiers heading for the war
I could hardly even bear to see them go

Rolling through the countryside
Tears are in my eyes
We're coming to the borderline
I'm ready with my lies
And in the early morning rain, I see her there
And I know I'll have to say goodbye again

And it's breaking my heart, I know what I must do
I hear my country call me, but I want to be with you
I'm taking my side, one of us will lose
Don't let go, I want to know
That you will wait for me until the day
There's no borderline, no borderline

Walking past the border guards
Reaching for her hand
Showing no emotion
I want to break into a run
But these are only boys, and I will never know
How men can see the wisdom in a war

And it's breaking my heart, I know what I must do
I hear my country call me, but I want to be with you
I'm taking my side, one of us will lose
Don't let go, I want to know
That you will wait for me until the day
There's no borderline, no borderline
No borderline, no borderline


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"Borderline" as written by Chris De Burgh

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    General CommentThis song discribes the war INSIDE. Borderline personality disorder! Thank you, Chris de Burgh! Awesome!
    deepfeelingson January 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSad song...Always reminds me of soldiers going to war and regretting the choice between duty and love.
    TinyTimon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHad it been a love song , people would have written much about it .This song is just great .I reminds me of soldies going to the war .Well, and how they always face such kind of quandry and they have to take one side (of course the other willl loose ) .
    Well, the way it is sung is just great .I am a intense floyd fan ... still there are some other's number that I like ... just love the voice of Chris and in fact I love the ups and downs in this song ... a beautiful emotional song ... really takes the cake .
    floyd_ruleson July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI cried when I first heard this song, at a Chris de Burgh concert in Belfast way back in 2000. So sad.
    wee_mangoon September 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits WW2 Europe themed, & its about 2 people being in love who are from opposing countries who are about to go to war & one is about to go off to war, & its simple a love love about to people on 2 different sides of the border & their love expresses no borders or borderlines
    DarkMusicOmenon July 31, 2014   Link

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