"Bus Stop Boxer" as written by Mark O. Everett and John Alexander William Parish....
I don't miss where I came from
But each night I dream about being back home
When I wake up in the morning
I'm too tired
And tired of being alone

So I get up and go downtown
And pick me out a little piece of ground
Where I can prove something to the world
I can prove something to the world

Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer

Daddy put us in the truck and
Dropped us off and said good luck
Then one lucky kid waiting for the bus
Made a winner out of one of us

Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer

Going down to the railroad tracks
Where people know that they better not relax
I'm the man
Baby I am the man
This is where I can make you understand


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"Bus Stop Boxer" as written by Mark O. Everett John Alexander William Parish

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    General CommentI feel these Lyrics are about outcasts, in this case someone lost ..deranged. a weird man hanging around with its own war in his head. as we would watch his strange behavior. at a bus stop as for example.. yet not knowing what is wrong with this dude.
    so to me this is about a madman fighting with hard things from his past
    and more generaly this text by E makes me think about how life wrecks people, and leaves most of them isolated confused and lonely in their madness and among others to whom he only appears as a freaking bus stop boxer.
    naivadaon July 08, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaning"I don't miss where I came from
    But each night I dream about being back home"

    Are among my favourite opening lines to any song. It beautifully sums up the ambivalence towards your home when you have been displaced.

    I think this song is about a desperation to find meaning.
    wolfticketon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to know what someone else's intepretation of the song is, because I have no idea what a Bus Stop Boxer is.
    Lobsteron March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song...I don't really understand it either but the lyrics mean alot to me as I have been away from home for so long.
    loser girlon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song Is about a guy who was abandoned with his siblings by his father. They were wandering around and the guy wanted to support his family, so he started to make money from street fighting. The bit at the beginning about not missing home is saying that he doesn't miss it, cos he hates his dad, but he still dreams about it. May not be right, but it made sense to me.
    Princesstomon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commente said it was about some engineer or something who said his dad used to take him and his brothers to a bus stop and have them run out and beat a kid waiting for the bus up and the first one to get a punch in was the winner

    yeah
    battaryacidon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthopefully i'll never meet this bus stop boxer guy. even though he wants to be the man. I mean there must be other ways...
    innion February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbattaryacid is right.an engineer doing work on an eels cd told e a story about when he was a kid the next day e recorded bus stop boxer
    scottecooperon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow the song finally makes sense :)
    Friendlyghoston March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I could of swore it was about E
    He was homeless for a while
    If I'm wrong I'm sorry

    xo
    littleprincess873on July 05, 2006   Link

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