Across The Borderline lyrics

(ry cooder/john hiatt/jim dickinson)

Theres a place, so Ive been told,
Every street is paved with gold
And its just across the borderline
And when its time to take your turn
Theres a lesson that you must learn
You may lose more than youll ever hope to find.

(chorus)
And when you reach that broken promised land
And all your dreams slip though your hand
You have learned its too late to change your mind
Cause you pay the price to come so far
Just to wind up where you are
And youre still just across the borderline.

Up and down the rio grande
A thousand foot prints in the sand
Reveal a secret no one can define
The river rolls on like a breath
In between our life and death
Tell me who is next to cross that borderline.

(chorus)
And when you reach that broken promised land
And all your dreams slip though your hand
Youll know its too late to change your mind
Cause you pay the price to come so far
Just to wind up where you are
And youre still just across the borderline.

Submitted by Guest

What do you think is the meaning of Across The Borderline by Bruce Springsteen?