The Boxer lyrics by Simon & Garfunkel

Lyric & Midi information
Song Title * 1413H The Boxer
Performed By * Simon and Garfunkel
Composer(s) * Paul Simom
Publisher * . Unauthorised copying is illegal
Programmer * Heavenly Music � 1995

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 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

Time * 5:11
Length * 121 Bars
Tempo * 94 Bpm
Key * B

Ch 1 * Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Ch 2 * Acoustic Bass
Ch 3 * Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Ch 4 * Gunshot Effect
Ch 5 * Brass
Ch 6 * Baritone Saxophone
Ch 7 * Flute
Ch 8 * Slow/Delay Strings
Ch 9 * Brass
Ch 10 * Drums
Ch 11 * Slow/Delay Strings
Ch 12 * Slow/Delay Strings