Bob Dylan – “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” from John Wesley Harding 
This is Dylan at his very best. Three verses, no chorus (this seems the preferred format on the whole of JWH).
In the first-person, he describes witnessing the piety, passion, and wisdom of St. Augustine during a dream. In the third and final verse, in all candor, he admits with horror that he, the dreamer, was complicit in condemning the saint to death. Upon waking, he cannot escape the shame of the dream and breaks down.
I have sold out good people before. I have ignored the suffering of others. Shame is a constant reminder of how far we are from perfection.
This album (buy it here) is so beautifully crafted and performed (one of the best bands of all time, no lie).
Posted by Jordy