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Roger Whittaker - Just across the Rio Grande Lyrics

Artist: Roger Whittaker
Title: Just Across the Rio Grande
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The lights of Laredo dance on the water,
shine in a young man’s eyes.
He stands on the border and dreams of paradise.
He’s heard crazy stories of how people live,
over in the Promised Land.
He heard they eat three meals a day,
just across the Rio Grande.

He’s got a wife named Maria and a baby named Rose
and one more on the way.
Two willing hands that couldn’t find work today.
He stares at the river and curses the future that he can’t understand.
He knows his child would have a chance,
just across the Rio Grande.

It’s only a river that’s not that deep or wide.
A boy can throw a stone across and reach the other side.
It’s just a muddy water cutting through the land.
But a man can make a dream come true,
just across the Rio Grande.

The lights of Laredo dance on the water,
shine in a young man’s eyes.
He stands on the border and stares up at the skies.
The same old stars shines so bright over the Promised Land.
Sometimes it seems like God must live
just across the Rio Grande.

It’s only a river that’s not that deep or wide.
A boy can throw a stone across and reach the other side.
It’s just a muddy water cutting through the land.
But a man can make a dream come true,
just across the Rio Grande.

Sometimes it seems like God must live
just across the Rio Grande.

 

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