Bob Dylan - "Cross The Green Mountain" lyrics

I cross the Green Mountain
I sit by the stream
Heaven blazing in my head I
I dreamt a monsterous dream
Something came up
Swept through the land of
Out of the sea

The rich and the free
I look into the eyes
of my merciful friend
And then I ask myself
Memories linger
Is this the end'
Sad yet sweet
And I think of the souls in heaven who will be

Alters are burning
The flames far and wide
from the other side
They tip their caps
the fool has crossed over
from the top of the hill
You can feel them come
All brave blood do spill
Along the dim
Atlantic line

The rapper's land
lasts for miles behind
the lights coming foreward
and the streets are broad
all must yield

To the avenging God
The world is old
The world is great
Lessons of life
Can't be learned in a day
I watch and I wait
To the music that comes
And I listen while I stand
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
Killed outright he was
He was quick to defend
by his own men

It's the last day's last hour
of the last happy year
I feel that the unknown
The world is so dear
And glory will rot
Pride will vanish
and cannot be forgot
But virtue lives

The bells
of evening have rung
there's blasphemy
on the end of the tongue
Let them say that I walked
in fair nature's light
And that I was loyal
to truth and to right

Serve God and meet your full
Look upward beyond
the surprises of dawn
Beyond the darkness that masks
In the deep green grasses
and the blood stained woods
They never dreamed of surrendering
They fell where they stood

Stars fell over Alabama
And I saw each star
You're walking in dreams
Whoever you are
Chilled as the skies
Keen as the frost
And the ground's froze hard
And the morning is lost

came today
Gunshot wound to the breast
A letter to mother
is what it did say
He's in a hospital bed
But he'll be better soon
He's already dead
But he'll never be better

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 gloomed
We knew them all too well
We loved eachother more than
we ever dared to tell