Across the Borderline

Harry Dean Stanton, Ry Cooder

About Across the Borderline

Across the Borderline is the fortieth studio album by Willie Nelson. It was produced by Don Was, Paul Simon, and Roy Halee. It includes songs written by Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, and Nelson himself. Featured performers include David Crosby, Kris Kristofferson, Sinéad O'Connor, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. The title track, "Across the Borderline", was written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson. It is a remake of a song by Freddy Fender, which was featured on the motion picture soundtrack for The Border starring Jack Nicholson. "Don't Give Up" was performed by Nelson with Sinéad O'Connor singing the part sung by Kate Bush on the original Peter Gabriel recording. Bonnie Raitt duets with Nelson on "Getting Over You". Nelson and Bob Dylan wrote and performed a new composition, "Heartland", for this album. Paul Simon duets with Nelson on his composition "American Tune". 


Year:
1987
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There's a place where 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 
Here's a lesson that you must learn 
You could lose more than you'll ever hope to find 

When you reach the broken promised land 
And every dream slips through your hands 
Then you'll know that it's too late to change your mind 
'Cause you've paid 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 footprints in the sand 
Reveal a secret no one can define 
The river flows on like a breath 
In between our life and death 
Tell me who's the next to cross the borderline 

En la triste oscuridad (In the sad darkness) 
Hoy tenemos que cruzar (today we have to cross) 
Este río que nos llama mas alla (this river which calls us further away) 

But hope remains when pride is gone 
And it keeps you moving on 
Calling you across the borderline 

When you reach the broken promised land 
Every dream slips through your hands 
And 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 
Now you're still just across the borderline 
And you're still just across the borderline

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Ry Cooder

Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is a guitarist, singer and composer. He is known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and, more recently, his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries. more »

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Written by: James Luther Dickinson, John Robert Hiatt, Ryland Peter Cooder

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