Border Line

"Border Line" is the eighth song in Ricky Ian Gordon's song cycle Genius Child.

Date: 1995Composer: Ricky Ian GordonText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

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Border Line
by Langston Hughes

I used to wonder
About living and dying–
I think the difference lies
Between tears and crying.

I used to wonder
About here and there–
I think the distance
Is nowhere.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 325


Sheet Music

Genius Child

Composer(s): Ricky Ian Gordon

Song(s): 1. Winter Moon
2. Genius Child
3. Kid in the Park
4. To Be Somebody
5. Troubled Woman
6. Strange Hurt: Long Version
7. Strange Hurt: Short Version
8. Prayer
9. Border Line
10. My People
11. Joy

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