Lyrics of The Boxer

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The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel is part of the album "Bridge over Troubled Water" and comes under the genre Rock,General. It was released on 21 Aug 2001 under the label of Columbia/Legacy. Copyright holded by (P) Compilation 2001 Sony Music Entertainment Inc..

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Lyrics of The Boxer

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
All lies and jests
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
Lie la lie...

Ich bin nur ein armer Junge
Obwohl meine Geschichte nur selten erzählt
Ich habe meinen Widerstand verschwendet
Für eine Tasche voll murmelt solche Versprechungen
All Lügen und Scherze
Noch ein Mann hört, was er hören will
Und ignoriert den Rest
Als ich verließ mein Zuhause und meine Familie
Ich war nicht mehr als ein Junge
In der Gesellschaft von Fremden
In der Stille der Bahnhof Running Scared
Verlegung niedrig, Suche nach den ärmeren Vierteln
Wo die zerlumpten Menschen gehen
Auf der Suche nach den Orten, nur würden sie wissen,
Lie la Lüge ...

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
Lie la lie...

Asking nur Arbeiter die Löhne
Ich komme nach einem Job suchen
Aber ich bekomme keine Angebote,
Nur kommen-on von den Huren an der Seventh Avenue
Ich erkläre, es gab Zeiten, wo ich so einsam war
Ich nahm etwas Trost gibt
Lie la Lüge ...

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
Bleeding 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 layed 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
Lie la lie...

Dann bin ich über meine Winterkleidung
Und wollen I war weg
Going home
Wo die New York City die Winter sind nicht Blutungen mich
Blutenden mich Hause gehen
In der Lichtung steht ein Boxer
Und ein Kämpfer durch seinen Handel
Und er trägt die Erinnerungen
Von ev'ry Handschuh ihm festgelegten
Oder schneiden ihn, bis er rief
In seinem Zorn und seiner Scham
"Ich verlasse, verlasse ich"
Aber die Kämpfer noch immer
Lie la Lüge ...


'The Boxer' is a folk rock ballad written by Paul Simon in 1968 and first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. It was released as the follow up single to their number one hit 'Mrs. Robinson', and reached #7 in the US charts. It later appeared on their last studio album, 'Bridge over Troubled Water', along with its B-side 'Baby Driver'. It is particularly known for its plaintive refrain, in which the singer sings the tune as 'lie-la-lie', and the memorable finger-picking guitar played by guitarist Fred Carter, Jr.. 'Rolling Stone' ranked the song #105 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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