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The Gathering Field – Bordertown lyrics

Stood a building by the river in a place called Bordertown
Me and my friend Little Steven used to take our money down
We were only seventeen then, starving for experience
If you had 'bout twenty dollars, you could find a true romance

Friday came around
We were going down to Bordertown

Was a man named Dollar Bill there, take your money at the door
I'd drink an hour, build my courage, go get what I came there for
Was a girl named Rosalita, heart as big as Tennessee
Save my money every week just to get her close to me

Friday came around
I was going down to Bordertown
I was going down to Bordertown

Rosalita, Spanish Rose
Laughed at me when I proposed
I was drunk and feeling blue
Said, "I'll make an honest girl of you."

Oh no, she shot me down
Down to the ground in Bordertown
I was going down to Bordertown

Many years have come and gone, I gotta wife and family now
Drive a truck for Carolina, sometimes takes me through that town
Park my rig upon the land where the building used to stand
Sit remembering Rosalita, turned a young boy to a man.

Friday came ar4ound
I was going down, I was going down
Friday came around
I was going down to Bordertown
I was going down to Bordertown
I was going down to Bordertown

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