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    "Across The Wire" Lyrics


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    alberto hits his brother on the
    back of the head, looks to the north
    as he starts to get up
    his brothers still sleepy
    grumbles "it's not light yet,"
    "if you want a new life, what's
    a few minutes wait?"

    darkness on the road and over the land
    into the laws and out of the hands
    from those with so much
    and no show of heart
    you'd think it'd be crazy
    to ask for a small part

    spotted an eagle in the middle of a lake
    resting on cactus, feasting on snakes
    but the waters recede as the
    dump closes in, revealing a whole lake
    of sleeping children

    poison in the stream that flows to the sea
    out on the waves that crash within reach
    of those with so much
    and so little to fear
    you'd think it'd be crazy
    to be so far away yet so near

    some say a new day will shine here
    over these catastrophes and horrors
    of misfortune, all across the wire

    Alberto y Hermano on the coyote's trail
    and dodging the shadows of the border patrol
    out in the wastelands wandering for days
    the future looks bleak with
    no sign of change

    darkness in the eye and down
    in the soul
    all across the wire to those in control
    holding so much
    with no show of heart
    you think it'd be crazy
    to watch it all fall apart
    watch it all fall apart
    This song was last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Joey Burns.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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