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The Boxer

Lyrics

I am just a poor boy.
Though my story's seldom told,
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles, Such are promises
full lyrics
I am just a poor boy.
Though my story's seldom told,
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles, Such are promises
full lyrics

Comments

Thanks Brad & Denise...I appreciate the input!! :)
A raw and beautifully written song/story.
Incredible arrangement and production on this gem!
S&G together is best!
IT JUST DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT TO ME. I fondly remember the snap, crackle and pop noises on the LPs and 45's....
Who writes music like this anymore? Great, Great Song!!
Huh, never ever thought that the "li la li" was anything more than a way of doing a lah-lah-lah thing. Never had a clue that so much conjecture and individual interpretati o n about it all was going on. Guess I'm not very deep.... :p
HOW TRUE IT IS GREAT SONG GREAT SINGERS
lie the lie, lie the lie, lie the lover's lie...
good folk music -- all
dworkman94
This is without doubt the best that this duo put out.
"...and he carries a reminder of every glove that laid him down or cut him 'til he cried out..." S&G is pure poetry -- true music.
mike8273
Brings back warm summer memories of carefree days when I was just a boy with the radio station playing this and other songs from the late sixties. :)
Yeah, this song is amazing. Though my favorite Simon and Garfunkel song is "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Very cliched, but it's a great song.
The chorus, consisting of a repeated chant of "lie-la-lie" . Simon stated that this was due to a lapse on his part:
"I didn't have any words! Then people said it was 'lie' but I didn't really mean that. That it was a lie. But, it's not a failure of songwriting, because people like that and they put enough meaning into it, and the rest of the song has enough power and emotion, I guess, to make it go, so it's all right. But for me, every time I sing that part... , I'm a little embarrassed.
one of my favorite songs of all times
rdogtree
I do some singing and I would guess that the "lie lie lie" part is used just because it is easy to string together vocally in the rhythm of the music. La la la is actually harder to do that way. It also sounds cooler.
Originally from Bridge, which was a greatest hits album in a sense, as almost every track on side one was a hit.
the best duo to ever preform together! they are two peices to one whole heart!
I was wondering about the lie,lie,lie myself. Good song, though.
I love this song but never really got the lie,lie,lie part. Is this song all lies?
+1 on the goosebumps. Also, hairs on the back of the neck standing up...
kayleighkaos
the oldies are usually always the best =)
mhguy15
I agree. This is a good song.
grapegirl13
I have to thank my HS senior English teacher for this one! Mr. Pisano thank you!
This is one of the first songs I learned all the word to. I can still sing it (poorly but with deep feeling) start to finish without missing a word....Love it.
"This song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it..."

Same here, sister.
One of the ALL TIME GREAT SONGS!!!!!
I love this song, especially the BOOM!s
"The Boxer" is classic. Simon's stuff is great, AND his lyrics are right on the money.I don't like all his stuff though - but the hits were outstanding. "Mrs. Robinson" is classic too. AND with Artie's voice added to it they were a pure joy to listen to.
I love this song!!!!!
This song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it...
this is one of my fave S&G songs form this album...we bought it brand spanking new in 1970
martynw6
This is ONE FREAKIN' EXCELLENT SONG!!!!
It's a shame these two can not perform together anymore. They have created some great songs.

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