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That Border Town

from Waiting For the Big One by The Carnivaleros

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We've got our Chevy Corvair
The wind blowing through our hair
We were flyin' high down the 1-19
Sailed past the border patrol
Might be out of control
Could be the pills if you know what I mean
Glanced in the rearview mirror
The road it looked pretty clear
No flashing lights were coming up on me
Just passed Tumacacori
Just might make have to wait and see
I know we're going to make it to
That Border Town

The plans were somewhat carelessly made
Made no difference as we weren't afraid
We all knew that it was time to make a run
The money it was all spent
Six months behind on our rent
Time to drive south to the land of the sun
Jade and Gwen sitting in the back seat
Shimmy shaking to an R&B beat
Just a few kilometers before we get to the line
Hope to head down to old La Paz
If we don't break any laws
I know we're going to make it to
That Border Town


from Waiting For the Big One, released October 16, 2020
Gary Mackender: Lead Vocals, Drums, Accordion
Karl Hoffmann: Bass, Organ
Connor Gallaher: Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Kelly E Hunt: Harmony Vocals


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The Carnivaleros Tucson, Arizona

My songs contain elements of blues, tango, zydeco, cajun, country, rock, and yes, polka (of course!). I see my songs as mini- movies, novellas put to music. If you are one of Those About To Rock or a firm traditionalist, my music is not for you. “A guaranteed party starter that hails from Tucson but extends its sonic tendrils to New Orleans and Beyond.” – Fred Mills, Blurt Online, 2018 ... more

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