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    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes / Lyrics

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    "The Boxer" Lyrics

    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

    Genre:Punk, Rock
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    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 the man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest

    When I left my home and 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

    La la li
    La la la la li la li
    La la li
    La la la la la la li la la la li

    Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job
    But I get no offers
    Just a come-on from some bitch
    On Seventh Avenue

    I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome
    I took some comfort there, la la la la la la

    (repeat chorus)

    And 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 every glove that laid him down or cut him

    'til he cried out in his anger and his shame
    I am leaving, I am leaving
    But the fighter still remains
    La la la la la la la la la li

    (repeat chorus twice)

    Yeay! Yeay! Yeay! Ow!
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to April and DonnyW for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Paul Simon.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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