Border Song (Holy Moses) Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Border Song (Holy Moses) Cover Art

Tracklist

Border Song (Holy Moses)

length: 3:24
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Pete Murray and Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Paul Spong and Simon Gardiner
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Chuck Rainey
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Patti Austin, Ledisi, Valerie Pinkston, Lynne Fiddmont, The Sweet Inspirations, J. Ralph Bailey, Ronnie Bright and Sammy Turner
organ: Pete Murray and Billy Preston
guitar: Cornell Dupree and Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Graeme Blevins and Jamie Talbot
trombone: Alistair White, Andy Wood and Nigel Barr
strings arranger: Steve Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas and Ralph Salmins
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: C├ęcile Tournesac and Kirsty Whalley
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
lyricist: Bernie Taupin
composer: Elton John

Holy Moses, I have been removed
I have seen the specter, he has been here, too
Distant cousin from down the line
Brand of people who ain't my kind
Holy Moses, I have been removed

Holy Moses, I have been deceived
Now the wind has changed direction
I think I'll have to leave
Won't you please excuse my frankness
But it's not my cup of tea
Holy Moses, I have been deceived, yes, I have now

I'm going back to the border (going back)
Where my affairs, (going back) my affairs ain't been abused (going back)
I can't take any more bad water
I've been poisoned from my head down to my shoes
Yes, I have

Holy Moses, I have been removed
Holy, holy, holy Moses, can we live in peace?
Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease
There's a man standing over there
What's his color, do you care?

Holy, holy, holy, holy Moses, can we live in peace?
Lord, help me now (holy, holy, holy Moses)
Can we live in peace?
Oh, holy Moses, can we live
I wonder can we, can we, can we live
In peace?