Bob Dylan - 'Cross The Green Mountain lyrics

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Bob Dylan - 'Cross The Green Mountain lyrics

I cross the green mountain, I slept by the stream Heaven blazin' in my head, I dreamt a monstrous dream Somethin' came up out of the sea Swept through the land of the rich and the free I look into the eyes of my merciful friend And then I ask myself, is this the end? Memories linger, sad yet sweet And I think of the souls in heaven who will meet Altars are burnin' with flames far and wide The foe has crossed over from the other side They tip their caps from the top of the hill You can feel them come, more brave blood to spill Along the dim Atlantic line The ravaged land lies for miles behind The light's comin' forward and the streets are broad All must yield to the avengin' God The world is old, the world is gray Lessons of life can't be learned in a day I watch and I wait and I listen while I stand To the music that comes from a far better land Close the eyes of our captain, peace may he know His long night is done, the great leader is laid low He was ready to fall, he was quick to defend k**ed outright he was, by his own men It's the last day's last hour of the last happy year I feel that the unknown world is so near Pride will vanish and glory will rot But virtue lives and cannot be forgot The bells of the evening have rung There's blasphemy on every tongue Let 'em say that I walked in fair nature's light And that I was loyal to truth and to right Serve God and be cheerful, look upward, beyond Beyond the darkness of masks, the surprises of dawn In the deep green gra**es of the blood stained wood They never dreamed of surrenderin', they fell where they stood Stars fell over Alabama, I saw each star You're walkin' in dreams, whoever you are Chilled are the skies, keen is the frost The grounds froze hard and the morning is lost A letter to mother came today Gun shot wound to the breast is what it did say But he'll be better soon, he's in a hospital bed But he'll never be better, he's already dead I'm ten miles outside the city and I'm lifted away In an ancient light that is not of day They were calm, they were blunt, we knew 'em all too well We loved each other more than we ever dared to tell