South of the Border

July 20, 2007 2:55 PM

Directions and hearts aren't easy; it's hard to follow one, let alone both at the same time. (The tuning may have been DADF#BE capoed to the second fret.)

posted by allaboutgeorge (3 comments total)

She went south across the border and came back in a single afternoon
 When she called me, I told her to be safe is more important than soon
I looked out the window as the twilight turned into the evening
 I waited on the faraway road to see if my baby it would bring

Borders are for haters with boundary issues
 Crying all the time with no handkerchief or tissue
To wipe their face, bind their pain
 and somehow make them whole again
Borders are for students of nation-state slack
 whose lessons in geography won't help them put back
any world together in one whole piece
 despite their labors, which never cease

I'm no hater, I'm no student, I have no use for order
 until my baby returns to me from south of the border

She went south across the border and easily gave the guards the slip
 When she came to my arms, I told her now was the time she could give me lip
We closed up the window on the glow through the Venetian blinds
 Reestablishing diplomatic relations between our bodies and our minds

Borders ...

Chorus: ...
posted by allaboutgeorge at 3:08 PM on July 20, 2007

I effed up my 'puter so I can barely hear the guitar, but I love the vocs and words. I love how it's both a love song and a political protest/statement song.

Woody Guthrie, D. Boone and Louden Wainright (sp) de 3rd would all be proud of you!
posted by snsranch at 4:36 PM on July 20, 2007

i'd throw a little jose gonzalez on top of that list.

good stuff.
posted by es_de_bah at 5:46 PM on July 22, 2007

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