"Punchdrunk" as written by Jonah Matranga, Shaun Lopez, Chris Robyn and John Gutenberger....
It wore him down
His head was hanging sideways,
His lids were slits.
This happened almost nightly now.
He raised the glove
And waited for another round.

He waited for the bell to ring,
He prayed the lord would save his eyes.
He heard church-folk swaying and sighing
"it's all right."

He liked his kids,
He liked his sky-blue Valiant,
He like the pay.
"The boss' fine young talent"
They all would say.
And just a pension later
He'll be free,
Do what he wants.
Bereave the dream,
Now sleep,
Now slowly die


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"Punchdrunk" as written by John Gutenberger Chris Robyn

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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs I've ever heard. If anyone has a chance, please try to download or buy this.
    thisrainwontlaston February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is really cleverly written and possibly my favourite Far song. I just think it's about being in a cycle of working in a dead-end job, getting drunk, going into work hungover and doing this for most of your life, then getting old and dying. Pretty depressing really, but it uses the boxing analogy really well. The title introduces this, then there's the line "waited for another round" which has a dual meaning - a round of boxing or a round of drinks. "He waited for the bell to ring" - the bell in boxing, or the bell they ring for last orders at the bar (or they do here in Britain anyway)? Continuing the theme, the song references Paul Simon's "The Boxer" in the sleeve notes, which is where the "lie lie lie" bit comes from. I don't think it's literally about a guy getting hit, it's just about a life of pressure wearing the guy down until eventually he can't take anymore. Very subtly done
    Jodamuon October 29, 2007   Link

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