Song of the Day #3,088: ‘Boxing (Demo)’ – Ben Folds Five

folds_retrospectiveI guess the Random iTunes Fairy got a hankering for Ben Folds after yesterday’s post.

Here is an early demo version of the track ‘Boxing,’ which later found a spot as the final track on Ben Folds Five’s brilliant debut album.

This track was included on the 3-disc album The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective, which contains a bunch of goodies every Ben Folds fan should want.

[Verse 1]
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?

[Verse 2]
Howard, now I confess
I’m scared and lonely and tired
They seem to think I’m made of clay
Oh, another day
I’m not cut out for this
I just know what to say
I say


Well sometimes I punch myself, hard as I can
Yelling “Nobody cares!”
Hoping someone will tell me how
Wrong I am


Has boxing been good
Has boxing been good to you?

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,088: ‘Boxing (Demo)’ – Ben Folds Five

  1. Dana says:

    I think the Random ITunes Fairy is trying to encourage us to go to Cuba with Ben.😄

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