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Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber homicide

The bums drop dead and dogs go mad

In packs on the West Side

Young girl standing on a ledge looks like another suicide

She wants to hit those bricks

`Cause the news at six gotta stick to a deadline

While the millionaires hide in Beekman Place

The bag ladies throw their bones in my face

I get attacked by a kid with stereo sound

I don`t want to hear it but he won`t turn it down

Life is tough but it`s just enough

To hold back the tears until it`s closing time

I survived, I`m still alive

But I`m getting close to the borderline

Close to the borderline

A buck three eighty

Won`t buy you much lately on the street these days

And when you can get gas

You know you can`t drive fast anymore on the parkways

Rich man, poor man, either way American

Shoved into the lost and found

The no nuke yell we`re gonna all go to hell

With the next big meltdown

I got remote control and a color T.V.

I don`t change channels so they must change me

I got real close friends that will get me high

They don`t know how to talk and they ain`t gonna try

I shouldn`t b*tch, I shouldn`t cry

I`d start a revolution but I don`t have time

I don`t know why I`m still a nice guy

But I`m getting close to the borderline

Close to the borderline

I thought I`d sacrifice so many things

I thought I`d throw them all away

I didn`t think I needed anything

But you can`t afford to squander what you`re not prepared to pay

I need a doctor for my pressure pills

I need a lawyer for my medical bills

I need a banker to finance my home

I need security to back my loan

It isn`t new what I`m going through

But everybody knows you got to break sometime

Another night I fought the good fight

But I`m getting closer to the borderline

Closer to the borderline.

Release History

The Billy Joel song "Close To The Borderline" appears on the following albums:
All For Leyna
1980

All For Leyna

  1. All for Leyna (4:12)
  2. Close To The Borderline (1:25)
You May Be Right / Close To The Borderline
1980

You May Be Right / Close To The Borderline

  1. You May Be Right (4:13)
  2. Close To The Borderline (1:25)

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