The Boxer Song Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water cover art
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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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 2 El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  • 3 Cecilia
  • 4 Keep the Customer Satisfied
  • 5 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 6 The Boxer
  • 7 Baby Driver
  • 8 The Only Living Boy in New York
  • 9 Why Don’t You Write Me
  • 10 Bye Bye Love
  • 11 Song for the Asking


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Paul Simon
    album: Track 6 in album Bridge Over Troubled Water
    release date: 1970-1-26
    popularity : 76 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:11
    producer: Roy Halee, Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon
    drums: Hal Blaine
    performer: Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon
    engineer: Roy Halee
    bass: Joe Osborn
    guitar: Paul Simon and Fred Carter, Jr.
    keyboard: Larry Knechtel
    strings: Ernie Freeman and Jimmie Haskell
    recorded by: Ted Brosnan
    composer: Paul Simon
    lyricist: Paul Simon

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin