"Border Song" is a gospelballad originally performed by British musician Elton John. Lyrics are credited toBernie Taupin(although John himself wrote the words to the final verse). The music was composed by John.
The song's melody is similar to that of a spiritual. A choir sings during an instrumental break led by John's piano.
John has said that the song is about the alienation Taupin felt in and about London at the time ("Brand of people who ain't my kind"), and his desire to visit home as often as he could. Some believe the song is speaking against bigotry. The last verse, written by John himself, seems to support this idea: "Holy Moses, let us live in peace/let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease/there's a man over there. What's his colour I don't care/he's my brother let us live in peace."