Bob Dylan’s Superbowl commercial for Chrysler prompted this post from Nick Gillespie at Reason:
Is There Anything More American Than Bob Dylan Doing a Patriotic Super Bowl Ad for a Foreign-Owned Carmaker?
After reading Gillespie’s piece, I could see that some of Dylan’s great poetry applies to issues raised in Infamy. Here are the first three verses, minus the chorus, from Precious Angel:
Precious angel, under the sun
How was I to know you’d be the one
To show me I was blinded, to show me I was gone
How weak was the foundation I was standing upon?
Now there’s spiritual warfare and flesh and blood breaking down
Ya either got faith or ya got unbelief and there ain’t no neutral ground
The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived
When the truth’s in our hearts and we still don’t believe?
My so-called friends have fallen under a spell
They look me squarely in the eye and they say, “All is well”
Can they imagine the darkness that will fall from on high
When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die?
Precious Angel appeared in Slow Train Coming, published in 1979. For more of Bob Dylan’s lyrics, visit his website.