The Boxer

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Written: 27th February 2011 - ? March 2011
Recorded: 7th April 2011

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Rising star, learned to fight
Talks to you with a strength that's unforgettable

Figured out all his life
Mastered all the skills that he needs at only seventeen

Now time has pushed him aside
He had an early turn in the spotlight
Now he's at the back of the line
In the back of our minds

Still at school, unaware
That beyond this box he won't survive
He doesn't realise that these days are the best of his life

Now time has pushed him aside
He had an early turn in the spotlight
Now he's at the back of the line
In the back of our minds

Married his girl, in their decline
At twenty-one all he did was look behind

Now time has pushed him aside
He had an early turn in the spotlight
Now he's at the back of the line
In the back of our minds

credits

from Leaving Town, released December 3, 2011
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Whistling

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Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

“From Neil Young... by way of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, to Arab Strap, without the charming vulgarity”
-The Herald

"Sounding more like a Scottish Leonard Cohen than ever"
-Scots Whay Hae

"Jack James may be doomed"
-The List
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