Lee Dewyze - The Boxer chords

Boxer Chords by Lee Dewyze

Intro: C - picked or strummed        Capo 3

Ce---------------------|B------1--------------|G---------- 0---------|D--------2------------|A----3----------------|E---------------------|
Verse 1:
CI am just a poor boy
AmThough my story's seldom told,
GI have squandered my resistance
G CFor a pocket full of mumbles such are promises.
AmAll lies and jest,
G FStill a man hears what he wants to hear
C G C And disregards the rest.
Verse 2:
CWhen I left my home and my family
AmI was no more than a boy
GIn the company of strangers,
G CIn the quiet of a railway station running scared.
Am G FLaying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
CWhere the ragged people go
G F CLooking for the places only the would know.
Chorus 1:
Am EmLie la lie, lie la lie lie, lie la lie,
AmLie la lie,
G CLie la lie la lie la lie la la la la lie.
Verse 3:
CAsking only workmans wages
AmI come looking for a job
GBut I get no offers,
G CJust a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue.
Am G FI do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
C G C I took some comfort there, la la la
Verse 4:
CNow the years are rolling by me
AmThey are rocking evenly,
GAnd I am older than I once was
G CAnd younger than Iíll be thatís not unusual.
Am G FIt isnít strange, after changes upon changes
CWe are more or less the same
G F CAfter changes we are more or less the same.
Chorus 2: (Same as chorus one) Verse 5:
CThen I'm laying out my winter clothes
AmAnd wishing I was gone,
GGoing home
F CWhere the New York City winters aren't bleeding me,
Em Am G Bleeding me ____ Going home.
Verse 6:
CIn the clearing stands the boxer
AmAnd a fighter by his trade
GAnd he carries the reminders
GOf Every glove that layed him down
COr cut him till he cried out
AmIn his anger and his shame,
G F"I am leaving, I am leaving!"
C But the fighter still remains.
G F C I am leaving but the fighter still remains
Chorus 3: (Same) Repeat 3x to end
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