Listen to The Boxer (Live at Central Park, New York, NY - September 19, 1981) song with lyrics from Simon & Garfunkel

The Boxer (Live at Central Park, New York, NY - September 19, 1981)

Simon & Garfunkel23 Nov 2014

The Boxer (Live at Central Park, New York, NY - September 19, 1981) Lyrics

The Boxer (Live) - Simon & Garfunkel

Written by:Paul Simon

 

I am just a poor boy

Though my story's seldom told

That squandered I have squandered my resistance

 

For a pocketful of mumbles

Such are promises

 

All lies and jest

Still a man hears what he wants to hear

And disregards the rest

En en en en en en en en en en en en

 

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 for the places only they would know

 

Lie la lie

 

Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

Lie la lie

 

Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

 

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

Woo lie la lie lie lie lie lie

 

Now the years are rolling by me

The are rocking easily

I am older than I once was

And younger than I'll be

That's not unusual

 

No it isn't strange

After changes upon changes

We are more or less the same

After changes we are

More or less the same

 

Lie la lie

 

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

Lie lie lie lie lie

 

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie lie

Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

 

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes

Wishing I was gone

Going home

 

Where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me

 

Leading me

To going home

 

In the clearing stands a boxer

 

And a fighter by his trade

And he carries the remainders

 

Every glove that laid him down

On cut him till he cried out

In his anger and his shame

I am leaving I am leaving

But the fighter still remains

This is still remains

 

Lie la lie

 

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie

Lie la lie

 

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

 

Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

Lie la lie

 

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

 

Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

Lie la lie

 

 

Lie la lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie