C I am just a poor boy. Am Though my story's seldom told, G I have squandered my resistance G7 G6 C For a pocket full of mumbles, Such are promises Am All lies and jest G F Still a man hears what he wants to hear C G G7 G6 C And disregards the rest. C When I left my home And my family, Am I was no more than a boy G In the company of strangers G7 G7 In the quiet of the railway station, C Running scared, Am Laying low, G F Seeking out the poorer quarters C Where the ragged people go G Looking for the places G7 G6 C Only they would know Am lie-la-lie, G Am Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie lie-la-lie, F G C Lie-la-lie la la la la, Lie la la la la lie. Asking only workman's wages Am I come looking for a job, G But I get no offers, G7 G6 Just a come-on from the whores C On Seventh Avenue Am I do declare, G F There were times when I was so lonesome C I took some comfort there. G G7 G6 C Ooo-la-la la-la la-la Now I'm laying out my winter clothes Am And wishing I was gone, G Going home G7 G6 Where the New York City winters C Aren't bleeding me, Am Leading me - e, G C Going home. In the clearing stands a boxer, Am And a fighter by his trade G And he carries the reminders G7 G6 Of ev'ry glove that laid him down C Or cut him till he cried out Am In his anger and his shame, G F "I am leaving, I am leaving." C G G7 G6 C But the fighter still remains Am Lie-la-lie, G Am Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie lie-la-lie, F G C Lie-la-lie la la la la, Lie la la la la lie.
See also:The Beatles - Blackbird Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or Alive Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door The Beatles - All My Loving Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Other versions:Paul Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer Paula Fernandes - The Boxer Mumford And Sons - The Boxer