Boxer (The)


by Simon & Garfunkel
Music:   C, C(walk), Amin, G, F, C, G, F, C	
	  Amin, G, Amin, F, G, C	 Emin

Verse:    I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told 
	  How I squandered my resistance 
	  For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises
	  All lies in jest 
	  Still a man he hears what he wants to hear
	  And disregards the rest (mmm mmm mmm...)

	  When I left my home, my family I was no more than a boy
	  In the company of strangers 
	  In the quiet of the railway station running scared
	  Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters 
	  Where the ragged people go
	  Looking for the places only they would know

Chorus:   Lie li lie, lie li lie lie lie lie lie
	   Lie li lie, lie li lie lie lie lie lie 
	   La la la la lie

Verse:    Seeking only workman's wages I come lookin for a job
	  But I get no offers
	  Only come ons from the whores on 7th Avenue
	  I do declare 
	  There were times when I was so lonesome 
	  I took some comfort there  (mmm mmm...)

(Chorus)

Verse:    Now I'm laying out my winter clothes
	  Wishing I was gone, going home
	  Where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
	  Bleeding me, going home

	  In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
	  And he carries the reminders
	  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

(Chorus) 

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