Ry Cooder - ACROSS THE BORDERLINE

First performance: 27/04/1988


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 11 times :
 
In Spanish speaking countries, Bruce often sings the final verse in Spanish:

hay un lugar donde me han dicho,
todas las calles son hechas de oro
al otro lado de la frontera
Y cuando te toca debes aprender una leccion
podrias perder m s que nunca esperabas encontrar
Y cuando llegas al paraiso descrito
donde los suenos se te caen de las manos
sabras que es tarde para cambiar tus deseos
Porque pagaste tanto para llegar tan lejos
solo para terminar en esta tierra
al otro lado de la frontera 
 
  • Tunnel of Love Tour  
1988-04-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-04-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-05-13 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1988-05-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
 
  • The 1992-93 World Tour 
1993-05-07 - ESTADIO MUNICIPAL EL MOLINÓN, GIJÓN, SPAIN
Tour premiere of "Across The Borderline", which is soundchecked and performed with the final verse in Spanish. This version appears on the following two shows. 
 
1993-05-09 - AUDITORIO MONTE DO GOZO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN
1993-05-11 - ESTADI OLÍMPIC DE MONTJUIC, BARCELONA, SPAIN
1993-05-14 - WALDBUHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY 
 
  • Wrecking Ball Tour 
 
  • Off-Tour   
First of two acoustic concerts to benefit the Christic Institute. The Institute was a public interest law firm, founded in 1980. "Across The Borderline" was perforemd with Jackson Browne on the piano and Bonnie Raitt on the slide guitar 
 
1990-11-17 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA (Christic Institute Benefit) 
 
 
 
Live versions are available on the following official live downloads:

1990-11-17 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
1990-11-16 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 
 

Songinfo

Across the boreline is a song written by John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Jim Dickinson and originally released by Ry Cooder on the The Border film soundtrack.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

1993-05-14 - WALDBUHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY
 
"I wanna take a second and thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight, thank you very much….and I´d just like to thank all my German fans for supporting me over the years, I appreciate it….I´ve been doing this a long time now and uh…..I don´t know….ich liebe euch, thank you…..this is a song for Berlin…"

Lyrics

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