New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

I've been workin' so hard, baby, tryin' to get to you
I'm gonna be there soon because
In the heat of the day many miles away
When the sun is beating down upon the main street

I'll be waiting here at the station
I gotta move down the line

They'll be dancin' and singin' and doin' their thing
And they'll be rockin' and rollin' until the day is done
You know I got to make the deadline

I gotta get that southbound train tonight, ooh
If I don't get to the border then I'll write

The Mardi Gras will be blowing strong
And the people dancing all across the city

I'm leaving here tonight
I gotta move down the line

I'm gonna catch a ride on the nine-o-five
I'm gonna ride the rail until we reach the morning
Maybe three or four hundred miles

I gotta get that southbound train tonight, ooh
If I don't get to the border then I'll write

When the wind is blowing softly
Through the streets of a little town and the music's playin'
You're waiting somewhere over the horizon

I gotta get that southbound train tonight, ooh
If I don't get to the border then I'll write



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/electric_light_orchestra/across_the_border_lyrics.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×