Across The Borderline

Late into the evening and in my cups – now – I listen to my music, often older tunes, just before I lay meself down to sleep. This bittersweet song just presented itself, and I realize that its relevance when it was first released is magnified a thousandfold today. This isn’t just a poignant song in today’s Trumpian dystopia – it’s a friggin’ ANTHEM!! Please listen (again), and let it slip deep into you. It resonates, yes?


Update: I neglected to note the amazing writers of this song: Jim Dickinson, John Hiatt, Ry Cooder. There are several recorded versions out there, but Freddy Fender’s will always be be the standard for me.

6 thoughts on “Across The Borderline

      • I think there might be a tiny kernel of “I’m-here-now-i’ll-stick-with-it-how-much-worse-can-it-get-anyway?” in some of us also?? 😦

        I haven’t lost the will to fight – i just never had much of an ability in that regard.

        ( I’m a lover not a fighter, well not yet anyway!) 😉

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  1. Immigration has been a problem as long as I can remember — I first remember the braceros program, in which migrant agricultural workers were allowed to come across the border for short periods of time to help with the harvests (the program ran from 1942 for 40 years). It began during WWII to alleviate a shortage of manual laborers — it quickly became quite controversial after the end of the war. I think that the more things change, the more they stay the same!

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