Boxing

Original Artist: Ben Folds

Howard,
The strangest things have happened lately when I,
Take a good swing at all my dreams,
They pivot and slip,
I drop my fists and they're back laughing,
Howard,
My intention's become not to lose what I've won,
Ambition has given way to desperation and I lost the fight from my eyes.

Boxing's been good to me Howard,
Now I'm told,
You're growing old,
The whole time you knew,
A couple of years I'd be through.
Has boxing been good to you?

Howard,
I confess I'm scared and lonely and tired,
They seem to think I'm made of clay,
Another day,
I'm not cut out for this,
I just know what to say.

I say boxing's been good to me Howard,
Now I'm told,
You're growing old,
The whole time you knew,
A couple of years I'd be through.
Has boxing been good to you?

Well sometimes I punch myself hard as I can,
Yelling "Nobody cares!"
Hoping someone will tell me how wrong I am.
No-one.

Boxing's been good to me Howard,
Now I'm told,
You're growing old,
The whole time you knew,
A couple of years I'd be through.
Has boxing been good to you?

Has boxing been good?
Has boxing been good?
Has boxing been good...
(to you)?

Stats:

53 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-11-23 - Bohager's, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Most recently performed: 2009-03-28 - Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, US.