Border Song

Album: Elton John (1970)
Charted: 92
  • Holy Moses I have been removed
    I have seen the spectre he has been here too
    Distant cousin from down the line
    Brand of people who ain't my kind
    Holy Moses I have been removed

    Holy Moses I have been deceived
    Now the wind has changed direction and I'll have to leave
    Won't you please excuse my frankness but it's not my cup of tea
    Holy Moses I have been deceived

    I'm going back to the border
    Where my affairs, my affairs ain't abused
    I can't take any more bad water
    Been poisoned from my head down to my shoes

    Holy Moses I have been deceived
    Holy Moses let us live in peace
    Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease
    There's a man over there
    What's his colour I don't care
    He's my brother let us live in peace
    He's my brother let us live in peace
    He's my brother let us live in peace Writer/s: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 15th 1970, Elton John performed "Border Song" at the Yorkshire Folk, Blues, & Jazz Festival at the Krumlin Barkisland Grounds in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England...
    Across the pond in the U.S.A. the song was in its first week on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #93; two days later it would peak at #92 {for 1 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for five weeks*...
    Later in 1970 on November 15th Aretha Franklin's covered version of the song entered the Top 100 at position #74; four weeks later on December 13th it would peak at #37 {for 2 weeks} and would spent seven weeks on the chart...
    * For three of the five weeks that Elton's version was on the Top 100, it was at #93.
  • Sandy from Enterprise, FlA very catchy, fun and yet inspiring song--all at once. So typical of good Elton John-Bernie Taupin collaborations from the old days
  • Jorge from Sunrise, FlDiana Krall does a cover in her live shows
  • Adrian from Gettysburg, PaI love the universal third verse Elton wrote for this song. It's certainly not the best lyrics ever written, but I would have been curious to see the results had he chosen to write more.
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcApparently some people take offense to "Holy Moses" which sounds silly!
  • Jon from North Haven, CtHow could "Border Song" be considered anti-Semitic? I'm Jewish and I love this song.
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