I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock WTJU Charlottesville Virginia US May 03, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Flood Zone Richmond Virginia US April 24, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach Florida US January 25, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Chapel San Francisco California US December 27, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 19, 2016

Lyrics

I dreamed I saw St. Augustine,
Alive as you or me,
Tearing through these quarters
In the utmost misery,
With a blanket underneath his arm
And a coat of solid gold,
Searching for the very souls
Whom already have been sold.

"Arise, arise," he cried so loud,
In a voice without restraint,
"Come out, ye gifted kings and queens
And hear my sad complaint.
No martyr is among ye now
Whom you can call your own,
So go on your way accordingly
But know you're not alone."

I dreamed I saw St. Augustine,
Alive with fiery breath,
And I dreamed I was amongst the ones
That put him out to death.
Oh, I awoke in anger,
So alone and terrified,
I put my fingers against the glass
And bowed my head and cried.