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Ruhan du Toit - The Boxer (Key: OR Cmaj)

Ruhan du Toit - The Boxer (Key: OR Cmaj)

SKU: CO-OR-NB-00074

Title: The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

Format: MP3 Backing Track - Instrumental - Karaoke

Created in the style of: Ruhan du Toit

Genre: Pop; South African; Folk; Country

Language: English

Era: 2020s

Key: OR Cmaj

Backing vocals: No

Lyrics: Yes


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 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



Now the years are rolling by me

They are rockin' evenly

And I am older than I once was

Younger than I'll be but 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




Now 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 go 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

And cut him 'til he cried out

In his anger and his shame

"I am leaving, I am leaving"

But the fighter still remains

Yes, he still remains


Lie-la-lie... (to end)



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