Shadowboxer Song Lyrics

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple Tidal cover art
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Once my lover, now my friend
What a cruel thing to pretend
What a cunning way to condescend
Once my lover, and now my friend
Oh, you creep up like the clouds
And you set my soul at ease
Then you let your love abound
And you bring me to my knees

Oh, it's evil, babe, the way you let your
grace enrapture me
When well you know, I'd be insance -
to ever let that dirty game recapture me

You made me a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
I been swinging all around me
'Cause I don't know when you're
gonna make your move

Oh, your gaze is dangereous
And you fill your space so sweet
If I let you get too close
You'll set your spell on me
So darlin' I just wanna say
Just in case I don't come through
I was on to every play
I just wanted you

But, oh, it's so evil, my love, the way you've
no reverence to my concern
So I'll be sure to stay weary of you, love,
to save the pain of
Once my flame and twice my burn

You made me a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
I been swinging all around me
'Cause I don't know when you're
gonna make your move


Track Listing


Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Sleep to Dream
  • 2 Sullen Girl
  • 3 Shadowboxer
  • 4 Criminal
  • 5 Slow Like Honey
  • 6 The First Taste
  • 7 Never Is a Promise
  • 8 The Child Is Gone
  • 9 Pale September
  • 10 Carrion


  • credits


    album: Track 3 in album Tidal
    release date: 1996-7-23
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Ballad
    length: 5:24
    vocal: Fiona Apple
    composer: Fiona Apple
    lyricist: Fiona Apple

    Album Information

    label: Clean Slate
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 074646743928
    script: Latin