"Border Guards" as written by Kelly Crisp and Ivan Howard....
The hot and dusty road is where all things fall apart
You were my sleepy waitress in this baking trailer park
On a calm March night, they left their drunken shouts behind
And carried you away to find work, a better life
I hear the stars talking from the tin roof of my home
Placing bets on the emigrants on how far they might go
I wonder where you are, are you out there all alone?
We can dance without a mask, just come back from where you've gone
I wonder where you are, did you ever make it through?
The desert was a curse, lying still in wait for you
There's a coldness where you walked, and a silence in my yard
How can I not see you now? Goddamn the border guards.


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    "This hot and dusty road is where all things fall apart.
    You were my sleepy waitress in this vacant trailer park.
    On a calm March night, they left their drunken shouts behind
    And carried you away, to find work, a better life.

    I hear the stars talking from the tin roof of my home,
    Placing bets on the emigrants, on how far they might go.
    I wonder where you stay - are you out there all alone?
    We can dance without a mask (?), just come back from where you've gone.

    I wonder where you are - did you ever make it through?
    The desert was a curse, lying still in wait for you.
    There's a coldness were you walked and a silence in my yard.
    How can I not see you now? Goddamn the border guards."


    Such a wonderful song. Geographically confined lovers, very beautiful.
    OKRadiohead97on November 23, 2008   Link

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