CROSSING THE RUBICON












CROSSING THE RUBICON









‪I crossed the Rubicon on the 14th day of the most dangerous month of the year

At the worst time at the worst place - thatís all I seem to hear




I got up early so I could greet the Goddess of the Dawn

I painted my wagon - I abandoned all hope and I crossed the Rubicon




Well the Rubicon is a Red River going gently as she flows

Redder than your ruby lips and the blood that flows from the rose




Three miles north of purgatory - one step from the great beyond

I prayed to the cross - I kissed the girls and I crossed the Rubicon




What are these dark days I see in this world so badly bent

How can I redeem the time - the time so idly spent




How much longer can it last - how long can it go on

I embraced my love - put down my head and I crossed the Rubicon




I can feel the bones beneath my skin and theyíre trembliní with rage

Iíll make your wife a widow - youíll never see old age




Show me one good man in sight that the sun shines down upon

I pawned my watch - I paid my debts and I crossed the Rubicon




I put my heart up on the hill where some happiness Iíll find

If I survive then let me love - let the hour be mine




Take the high road - take the low - take any one youíre on

I poured the cup - I passed it along and I crossed the Rubicon




Well you defiled the most lovely flower in all of womanhood

Others can be tolerant - others can be good




Iíll cut you up with a crooked knife - Lord - and Iíll miss you when youíre gone

I stood between heaven and earth and I crossed the Rubicon




You wonít find any happiness here - no happiness or joy

Go back to the gutter - try your luck - find you some nice pretty boy




Tell me how many men I need and who can I count upon

I strapped my belt Ė I buttoned my coat and I crossed the Rubicon




I feel the Holy Spirit inside - see the light that freedom gives

I believe itís in the reach of every man who lives




Keep as far away as possible - Itís darkest Ďfore the dawn - Oh Lord

I turned the key and broke it off and I crossed the Rubicon




Mona Baby - are you still in my mind - I truly believe that you are

Couldnít be anybody else but you whoís come with me this far




The killing frost is on the ground and the autumn leaves are gone

I lit the torch - I looked to the east and I crossed the Rubicon








PERFORMANCES


Phoenix, Arizona, March 3, 2022

Tuscon, Arizona, March 4, 2022

Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 6, 2022

Lubbock, Texas, March 8, 2022

Irving, Texas, March 10, 2022

Sugar Land, Texas, March 11, 2022

San Antonio, Texas, March 13, 2022

San Antonio, Texas, March 14, 2022

Austin, Texas, March 16, 2022

Shreveport, Louisiana, March 18, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana, March 19, 2022

Montgomery, Alabama, March 21, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee, March 23, 2022

Atlanta, Georgia, March 24, 2022

Savannah, Georgia, March 26, 2022

North Charleston, South Carolina, March 27, 2022

Columbia, South Carolina, March 29, 2022

Charlotte, North Carolina, March 30, 2022

Greensboro, North Carolina, April 1, 2022

Asheville, North Carolina, April 2, 2022

Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 4, 2022

Birmingham, Alabama, April 5, 2022

Mobile, Alabama, April 7, 2022

Meridian, Mississippi, April 8, 2022

Memphis, Tennessee, April 9, 2022

Little Rock, Arkansas, April 11, 2022

Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 13, 2022

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 14, 2022










"CROSSING THE RUBICON"

was released in June 2020

on the album "Rough And Rowdy Ways".



The live debut of "CROSSING THE RUBICON"

was in Phoenix, Arizona, during the first concert

of the US 2022 spring tour; and the song was included

in all of Dylan's 28 concerts in March and April of 2022.





~ MP3 ~ CROSSING THE RUBICON ~
~ TULSA, OKLAHOMA ~ APRIL 13, 2022 ~
[soomlos recording]