"You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp but now you realize
He's not selling any alibi's
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
and say 'do you want to make a deal?'
How does it feel?
You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you.
Never understood that it ain't no good, you shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you.
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat.
Ain't it hard when you discover that he really wasn't where it's at
after he took from you everything he could steal?"
- Bob Dylan, like a rolling stone
I just love both verses. They're humbling. They give listeners an ego check.