Thursday, May 15, 2014

Song of the Week.

For some reason I'm in a bit of a boxer/fighter mood lately. This happens to me sometimes. 
I just want to watch really good action movies with lots of awesome fighting scenes and play with my heavy bag until my arms are ready to fall off.
(I know it's not the most feminine thing in the world, but it's fantastic for relieving stress. *Nods knowingly*)

Anyway, I have literally been singing the last verse of this song all day long. It's my favorite part of the whole song.

The Boxer is one of those songs that I only listen to sometimes, (though it comes on at my work pretty frequently) and it reminds me of...well, fighters mostly. Go figure.
And since I'm in that mood, I went through and found all my favorite fighters and put them to the song.

I don't usually do post that are this graphically intensive. I apologize in advance for how long this might take to load. *wink*

So, press play and scroll, okay?

~The Boxer~
I am just a poor boy
Though my story seldom told

I 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 stations running scared

Laying low seeking out the poor quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places
Only they would know

Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers

Just a come on
From the girl on seventh avenue
I do declare there were times
When I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there

Then I'm laying down my winter clothes

And wishing I was home-- going home

Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me, leading me going home

In the clearing stands a boxer 

And a fighter by his trade

And he carries the reminder of every glove that laid him down

And cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame

I am leaving I am leaving but the fighter still remains

I hope you guys enjoyed that. If not, I totally did, and since it's my blog, that's the important thing, right? *Grin*

Goodnight, and God Bless!


  1. I tried to think of a way to fangirl without just shouting all those characters names with lots of exclamation points.

    So.... I think you put the best lyrics with the pictures. When you did Jim trying to get a job I felt all sad and emotional inside and wanted to hug him. And then there was Bourne freaking himself out and I was grinning and realizing how well this song fits him.

    Then you did "I'm laying down my Winter clothes" and showed Bucky and I was suddenly in love with your blog post. I read it three times, just watching the gifs and watching the pictures and getting fangirly. THESE MEN ARE SO COOL!

    1. Awww, thanks, Bellie-bud. :) I'm glad you liked it. See? I get fangirl-ish sometimes. All my favorite boys. lol.

      I definitely had fun putting this post together.

  2. This isn't necessarily meant to be published as a comment-- it has nothing to do with anything, except that it reminded me of you, and I don't have your email address

  3. Oh well, I published it as a comment. lol. :)

    Yes. That is very much me. Now I want to own it. Thanks for that!

    Hey, have you seen any of the tv show Turn? It's about the spy ring of the Revolution. It looks really good (Jamie Bell!) but I haven't been able to watch it. Except for the pilot which was pretty good.