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Anatomy of a Song: "The Boxer"
Simon and Garfunkel
"Just how much do you know about Simon and Garfunkel's classic "The Boxer"? Pit yourself against 10 questions about the song and/or associated facts. Song #2 in the 'Anatomy' series."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In the first line of the song, we begin to hear the story of what type of boy?
In the very next line, for what does the singer "squander (his) resistance"?
A pocketful of bumbles
A pocketful of mumbles
A pocketful of blunders
A pocketful of numbers
Later in the first verse, what does "a man hear"?
"Still a man hears _______"
The sound of the city
What his parents said
The sound of loneliness
What he wants to hear
In the song's second verse, the singer is "in the company of strangers". At what location?
In the third verse, it is revealed why the singer is there. It turns out he is looking for something. What is he looking for?
Where do the whores hang out in the song?
53rd and 3rd
34th and Vine
How are the people who live in the "poorer quarters" described?
In the second to last verse, the singer laments that he wishes he was going home. What city is he in when he sings this?
In the last verse of the song, what is it that the boxer "carries"?
The reminders of every glove that laid him down
The reminders of how he was shoved and pushed around
The reminders of every smart young man in town
The reminders of every time they sneered and frowned
Finally, on which album did "The Boxer" first appear?
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
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Compiled Dec 04 13