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Catherine Reed - The Boxer

  • Artist: Catherine Reed
  • Also performed by: Simon & Garfunkel
  • Album: As I Am
English
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The Boxer

I am just a poor boy
Though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man he hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest
 
When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of a railway station
Running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking only for the places they would know
 
Asking only workman’s wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
 
Then I’m hanging out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters aren’t bleeding me
Leading me
Going home
 
In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminder
Of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains
 
Submitted by BurgholdBurghold on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 09:41
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