And I was rolling out of town
Didn't want to leave her behind
And she asked me if I'd stick around
But I was running out of time
So I asked her if she loved me
Cuz if she did I knew I would
But the timing that night I guess wasn't right
She said 'stay and I know I could'

So I went north up from the sunbelt
but I couldn't take Canada's cold
Or atleast that's what I tell myself
I got stopped by the border patrol
And it was the longest night I've ever lived
Trying to hitch a ride back home
And my heart was like a fugitive
And I thought about Mexico

Back home the jail is calling me
I got time in state to serve
Two weeks before my sentence starts
I guess I got what I deserved
Same dream that she's always been
But lord knows that I
That I can't stay
And in Mexico we could begin again
She's just waiting an invisible line away

Went across the border at daybreak
Sleeping out beneath the stars
But cheap drugs and last year's heartaches
Are turning into prison bars
And before you really know it
That money you saved is gone
You gotta pocket of rocks and you never detoxed
And you're coming back home at dawn
Me and jones was looking for something
But what it was we never knew
Jones was broke and strung out
Trying to keep from coming unglued
And as for me I was chasing shadows
Trying to reclaim something true
And for a night I think I found it there
In canyon solitude

But back home the jail is calling me
I got time in state to serve
Two weeks before my sentence starts
I guess I got what i deserved
Same dream that she's always been
But lord knows that I
That I can't stay and in Mexico we could begin again
She'll still be waiting an invisible line away


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    General Commentframpton is an absolute champion
    best artist riot folk have to offer although evan green is also superb
    wongyon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would assume since Tom Frampton is a folk-punk artist, he's an anarchist. Anarchists would be for opening the Mexican border, so I take it that's kind of what this story is. It tells us about some guy who'd give up his life in Mexico to find a new one in America. And sadly everytime he tries to come here those border patrol officers stop him. Now they treat him like a criminal just because he wanted a better life. Everyday he dreams about leaving still. This is a really good song. I wish more artists would deal with this issue.
    AnarchyWeaseLon April 15, 2006   Link

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