Boxing Lyrics

Ben Folds Five


album: Track 12 in album Ben Folds Five
release date: 1995-7-25
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length: 4:46
cello: Chris Eubank
violins: Ted Ehrhard
composer: Ben Folds
lyricist: Ben Folds

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Howard, the strangest thing
Has happened lately
When I take a good swing
And all my dreams
They pivot and slip
I drop my fists and they're back
Laughing Howard
My intention's become not to lose what I've won
Ambition has given way to desperation and I
Lost the fight from my eyes

[Chorus]
Boxing's been good to me, Howard
Now I'm told, you're growing old
The whole time you knew
In a couple of years I'd be through
Has boxing been good to you?

Howard, now I confess I'm scared and lonely and tired
They seem to think I'm made of clay
Another day, not cut out for this
I just know what to say, I say

[Chorus]

Well sometimes I punch myself as hard as I can
Yelling nobody cares hoping someone will tell me how
Wrong I am

[Chorus]

Has boxing been good
Has boxing been good to you?

Track Listing

  • 1 Jackson Cannery
  • 2 Philosophy
  • 3 Julianne
  • 4 Where's Summer B.?
  • 5 Alice Childress
  • 6 Underground
  • 7 Sports & Wine
  • 8 Uncle Walter
  • 9 Best Imitation of Myself
  • 10 Video
  • 11 The Last Polka
  • 12 Boxing