Bette Midler

Bette Midler
Boxing

Howard, the strangest things
Have happened lately when I
Take a good swing
And all my dreams
They pivot and slip
I drop my fists
And they`re back, laughing.

Howard, my intentions
Become not to lose what I've won
Ambition has given way
To desperation and I
I've lost the fight from my eyes.

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

Howard, now I confess
I`m scared and lonely and tired
Everyone says I`m made of clay
that I`ve had my day
that I`m not cut out for this
I just know what to say
And I say:

Boxing's been good to me, Howard
Now I'm told
"You`re growing old"
The whole time we 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
Howard.

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

walter

Submitted by walter at Sun 27 Jan, 2008 5:27 pm

Frank Potters

Last updated by Frank Potters at Sun 24 Aug, 2014 4:09 pm

Author: Ben Folds
Composer: ?
Publisher: Warner Bros Records Inc.
Published in: 1998
Language: English

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