Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics to "What Good Am I?" on the "Oh, Mercy" album after seeing a homeless man being harassed by NYC police officers while his starving dog looked on helplessly. These are some of the most painful lyrics he ever wrote. After serving food to 500 destitute people on a recent trip to San Francisco, I was moved to return to this song and it moved me to tears. Never as good as the original, this tribute is what came from inside me when I pay respect to the verse.