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Bordertown

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(Words & Music by Kimmie Rhodes & Craig Wiseman)

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I decided to disappear.
I guess that’s what got me here,
a forgotten place where too far gone is far too near.
This is where the pavement ends
This is where nowhere begins
and there’s no way out but the same way you came in.

There are cars and bars and streets and stars just the same as anywhere
but everything in this place has an unfamiliar air.

Bordertown, Bordertown
You’re as close as you can get
when you’re living on the edge of Bordertown.

Signs that make no sense to me
point me down a lonely street
where the passersby with empty eyes look right through me.
I see a dog just hair and bone
ribs like a xylophone
and I wonder if he’ll ever find his way back home.

All these strangers faces hold familiar traces of my friends
but they speak to me in phrases that I just can’t comprehend.

Bordertown, Bordertown

Well, a river runs between me and what’s on the other side.
There were days it used to rage but now that river’s runnin’ dry.

Bordertown, Bordertown
You’re as close as you can get
when you’re living on the edge of Bordertown.