quinta-feira, julho 14, 2005

"The Boxer"

I am just a poor girl
though my story’s seldom told
I’ve squandered my resistance
for a pocketful of mumbles,
such are promises
All lies and jest,
still the woman hears
what she wants to hear
And disregards the rest,
hmmmm
hmmm
When I left my home and my family,
I was no more than a girl
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station, runnin’ 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 lookin’ for a job, but I get no offers
Just a c'mon from the jerks on 7th avenue
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
Ooooh la la la
Now the years are rolling by me,
they are rockin’ even me
I am older than I once was, and younger than I’ll be,
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...
...
And I’m laying out my winter clothes,
wishing I was gone, goin’ home
Where the new york city winters aren’t bleedin’ me,
leadin’ me to go home
In the clearing stands a boxer,
and a fighter by her trade
And she carries the reminders of every glove that laid her down
or cut her ’til she cried out in hER anger and her shame
I am leaving, I am leaving,
but the fighter still remains
Yes she still remains
...

Paul Simon - The Boxer
(adaptado)

2 Comments:

Blogger No Pants Jimmy Jamma disse...

...
wow...

4:28 da tarde  
Blogger Montenegro disse...

Houve uma altura em que ouvia muito Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel. "The Boxer" era uma das minhas preferidas, juntamente com "Sounds of Silence", "Bridge over troubled water", "El condor pasa", "America", etc, etc...
:P

8:54 da manhã  

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