Written at the peak of the pandemic, Borders explores the toll on a longing woman’s imagination when she cannot travel to connect with the object of her desire. I’m coming over, across that border / Got nothing to declare / Except for this sharp despair, sing Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne on the song’s catchy chorus.
In addition to expressing the difficulty of long-distance relationships, the lyrics provide a universal perspective on tumultuous love stories and the feeling of melancholy. Borders is what happens when an obsessive person thinks about the what-ifs of their teenage romance, explains Milk & Bone. It's a reminiscence of simpler times, when emotions always spoke louder than words, and when everything was either black or white, complete and eternal.