Thursday, 12 November 2009

Pain ... it can get to you

The Boxer

Now the years are rolling by me

They are rocking evenly
And I am older than I once was
And younger than I'll be, but 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

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade

And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him
til he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains
Yes he still remains.

Paul Simon is reported as saying: “I think the song was about me: everybody's beating me up, and I'm telling you now I'm going to go away if you don't stop."

I can relate.


swenglishexpat said...

Sorry for being absent for so long!
I can hear Paul Simon's singing voice in my head as I read the lines. A song that I have listened to thousands of times.

I am sincerely hoping you are OK. Take care!

Veronica said...

Thank you!