Bare Fist Fighter

Bare Fist Fighter

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Liner Notes: 

This is a new one that I've written. I decided to go back to a character I created for a song called The Underdog, and created a new story for him

Lyrics: 

Bare Fist Fighter

(Verse 1)
My nose is broken
And my ear's hanging by a thread
But you should see the other guy
His knuckles are nearly dead

(Verse 2)
I spit a tooth out
Stuff my earnings into my shoe
Guess it wasn’t my day to die
Though my obituary’s overdue

(Chorus)
I am the bare fist fighter who collects the hard way
There are no cut corners if I want to get paid

(Verse 4)
I'm a duck and diver who
Sticks when most would fold
Won't take a fall for no-one
Can't be bought or sold

(Verse 3)
My lip is busted
But I'm grinning all the same
Cos I got a sure thing tipped
Gonna help numb the pain

(Chorus)
I am the bare fist fighter who collects the hard way
There are no cut corners if I want to get paid

(Bridge)
At the races
My nag was hobbled
But I found a game of cards,
Smokey basement in the dockyard
Cheated by a grinning gangster shark

(Verse 4)
Don’t lie for no-one
Reputations don’t make me quake
When Mister Mobster climbed in his Porsche
I was lying in wait

(Chorus)
I am the bare fist fighter who collects the hard way
There are no cut corners if I want to get paid

(Chorus)
I am the bare fist fighter who collects the hard way
There are no half measures if I want to get paid

(Outro, with F/x of punches being thrown)

I’m the bare fist fighter
Old school brawler
You steal what’s mine
I seem ten inches taller
The bare fist fighter
Old school brawler
You’re gonna wake up wiser
In the hull of a trawler

Written by Simon Wright
(July 2021)



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Comments

Sunfire's picture

Graphic images that depict the life of a fighter in more ways than one. Nice one. I like the theme. It's not the usual one and creates visuals in my head as I read and imagine what was written being sung.

Belladonna's picture

Nice write and I find it sort of funny, but I wouldn't want to make you angry.

Jeff9's picture

Wow--very original subject matter and handled like a pro.