My husband and I are going to see Bruce Springsteen on May 12! I’m so excited; this is my graduation present. 🙂
I’ve been meaning to post this song for a while; it’s my all time favorite Bruce tune. I love it because it’s a song about longing for Heaven just as much as it’s a song about immigration.
Those of us who love God, long for Heaven. We want to KNOW God, to be in His presence, and finally experience Love Himself. This song speaks to that desire, to find the peace of Heaven.
Those of us who have never been forced to make a desperate and dangerous choice for the sake of our families and a better life, can’t really know what an undocumented immigrant experiences, but I think this song speaks really powerfully to the desires in the heart of an immigrant. One in Mexico who thinks life will be better here in the US. One in the US who longs for the beauty and family of her home country. One who is not quite here or there.
As Christians, we relate. We’re in the world, but our hearts and eyes are fixed on Heaven.
Thanks for providing food for thought Bruce. You make New Jersey proud. 🙂
Across the Border by Bruce Springsteen
Tonight my bag is packed
Tomorrow my love and I
We’ll leave behind my dear
Where the sky grows grey and white
For you I’ll build a house
Where pain and memory
And sweet blossoms fills the air
And in your arms ‘neath the open skies
Tonight we’ll sing the songs
And may the saints’ blessing and grace
For what are we
And eat the fruit from the vine