Boxing (live at Club Quattro)

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?

Notes

This version was recorded live Club Quattro in Tokyo, Japan on the 26th of February 1996.