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Borderland by John Mark McMillan

From the album 'The Borderland Sessions'

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Length: 3mins

Living in the borderland

I don't feel like a boy, I don't feel like a man

In the things I don't understand

Things like love, like the law

Like the law of the jungle

Are we all animals

Are we all animals sharpening

Our teeth and claws

Stocking up on cannonballs

Living like nobody knows

They can't hold on to love

And live by the law, the law of the jungle

Help me Holy Jesus

Won't you show me how to live

I've got monsters at my table

I've got Bibles bent like shivs

Help me Holy Lord

I see the light of heaven's porch

But so many of us are born here

Outside your chain link fence

Living in the borderland

You gotta fend for yourself,

Let the dogs eat the other man

Living in the borderland

You gotta take what you get,

Gotta get what you can

Are we all dangerous

Are we all dangerous lost boys shoring up

Pockets full of fairy dust

Suffering the wanderlust

They all get crushed without love

By the law, the law of the jungle

Living in the borderland

Are you going to fight like a boy,

Gonna run like a man

Living in the borderland

Gotta take what you get,

Gotta get what you can

But you can't hold on

Can't hold on to love

You can't hold on

You can't hold on and live

By the Law 

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