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The Boxer Song Lyrics

Simon And Garfunkel
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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 ppromises
All lies and jest
Still, a man 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 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.


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 laying 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 reminders
Of ev'ry 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

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Song title Artist name
The Boxer Simon And Garfunkel
Intolerable Mambo  add Carter Burwell
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Hanky Panky Choo Choo  add Carter Burwell
Don't Cry Out Loud Melissa Manchester
Feels So Good Feels So Good Video add Chuck Mangoine
You Fascinate Me You Fascinate Me Video add Carter Burwell
April Come She Will Colin Linden
Heather 2 Honeymoon  add Carter Burwell
If I Only Knew Tom Jones
Love Is Good Love Is Good Video add Carter Burwell
Non Je Ne Regret Rein Edith Piaf
No More Working  add Carter Burwell
Fully Exposed  add Carter Burwell
Glory Of Love Big Bill Broonzy
The Boxer Colin Linden
Gimme Some Lovin Steve Winwood

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