Bob Dylan's handwritten draft of 1965's 'Like a Rolling Stone' has sold at auction for a record breaking $2.045 million.

The "only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem" was sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby's yesterday (Tuesday, 24th June 2014). The manuscript covers four sheets of stationery from the Roger Smith Hotel in Washington, DC and features some pretty impressive drawings.

"It was ten pages long. It wasn't called anything, just a rhythm thing on paper all about my steady hatred directed at some point that was honest," says Dylan when speaking with the Saturday Evening Post back in 1966. "In the end it wasn't hatred, it was telling someone something they didn't know, telling them they were lucky. Revenge, that's a better word. I had never thought of it as a song, until one day I was at the piano, and on the paper it was singing, "How does it feel?" in a slow motion pace, in the utmost of slow motion."

Listen to the track below.