Sam Fender’s “The Borders” Lyrics Meaning
Sam Fender’s “The Borders” has been officially described as “a story of two boys growing up together and then going their separate ways”. But more specifically, we can see that the childhood companion whom the singer is referring to in this song is someone who had a rough upbringing. His mother was so abusive that both he and Sam were afraid of her. And his father deserted them when he was just a baby. Indeed he seems to have held some sort of lasting resentment against the Fender due to the fact that, in contrast, he actually had a committed dad.
And in terms of the present day, it would appear that Sam’s friend has grown to be some type of a bad boy, as in one who engages in random violence and gets in trouble accordingly. Indeed the title of this song refers to a location where said individual assaulted someone with a glass bottle and now has beef with “some naughty family boys”.
But in all, there is a permeating theme of friendship throughout. That is to say that despite being regularly mistreated by his companion, Sam never states a desire to terminate their relationship. Rather he seems to sympathize with what he is going through on a psychological level. Thus insinuating that his personality flaws are a result of coming from a dysfunctional family, even though Sam faced his own challenges coming up also.
Release Date of “The Borders”
“The Borders” was released on 2 September 2019 in advance of the album its featured on. This album in question is Fenders’ “Hypersonic Missiles”.
Sam Fender wrote the lyrics for “The Borders”. And the track was produced by his regular collaborator, Bramwell Bronte.