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Paul Simon - The Boxer

先日Paul Simon さんがコンサート活動からの引退を表明しました。彼のコメントです。

 

“I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing.” 

 

彼の代表曲の中の1曲です。本当にいい曲ですね。

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 ・表現を含む題材……………………… 「Paul Simon - The Boxer」から 

 ・単語、イデオム……………………… 歌で使われた単語

 ・表現の解説…………………………… 歌詞

 ・編集後記……………………………… Paul Simon さんがコンサート活動

 

■ 表現を含む題材 ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━・・・・・‥‥‥……… 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sstgcbGsew0

Paul Simon - The Boxer: Live From Paris

 

 

■ 単語、イデオム ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━・・・・・‥‥‥……… 

 

squander 浪費する、無駄にする

resistance 抵抗

mumble 口もごり

disregard 無視をする

quarter 宿泊所

whore 売春婦

clearing 空地

by his trade 職業

 

■ 表現の解説 ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━・・・・・‥‥‥……… 

 

I am just a poor boy

Though my story's seldom told

I have squandered my resistance

For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises

All lies and jests

Still a man hears what he wants to hear

And disregards the rest

 

When I left my home and my family

I was no more than a boy

In the company of strangers

In the quiet of the railway station

Running scared,

Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters

Where the ragged people go

Looking for the places

Only they would know

 

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

 

Asking only workman's wages

I come looking for a job

But I get no offers

Just a come-on from the whores

On Seventh Avenue

I do declare

There were times when I was so lonesome

I took some comfort there, le le le le le le le

 

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

 

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes

And wishing I was gone

Going home

Where the New York City winters

Aren't bleeding me

Leading me

Going home

 

In the clearing stands a boxer

And a fighter by his trade

And he carries the reminders

Of ev'ry glove that laid him down

Or cut him till he cried out

In his anger and his shame

"I am leaving, I am leaving"

But the fighter still remains, mmm mmm

 

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie

Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

 

Written by Paul Simon  Copyright Universal Music Publishing Group