Shadowboxer
Fiona Apple Lyrics


Once my lover, now my friend
What a cruel thing to pretend
What a cunning way to condescend
Once my lover, and now my friend

Oh, you creep up like the clouds
And you set my soul at ease
Then you let your love abound
And you bring me to my knees
Oh, it's evil babe
The way you let your grace enrapture me
When well you know I'd be insane
To ever let that dirty game recapture me

You made me a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
Well I've been swinging around me
'Cause I don't know when you're gonna make your move

Oh, your gaze is dangerous
And you fill your space so sweet
If I let you get too close
You'll set your spell on me

So darlin' I just wanna say
Just in case I don't come through
I was onto every play
I just wanted you

Oh it's so evil, my love
The way you've no reverence to my concern
So I'll be sure to stay wary of you, love
To save the pain of once my flame and twice my burn

So I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I've been swinging around at nothing
I don't know when you're gonna make your move
Yeah I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I been swinging around me
'Cause I don't know when you'll make your move

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Written by: Fiona Apple Maggart

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[Verse 1]
Once my lover, now my friend
What a cruel thing to pretend
What a cunning way to condescend
Once my lover, and now my friend

Oh, you creep up like the clouds
And you set my soul at ease
Then you let your love abound
And you bring me to my knees

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, it's evil babe
The way you let your grace enrapture me
When well you know I'd be insane
To ever let that dirty game recapture me

[Chorus]
You made me a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
I've been swinging around me
'Cause I don't know when you're gonna make your move

[Instrumental break]

[Verse 2]
Oh, your gaze is dangerous
And you fill your space so sweet
If I let you get too close
You'll set your spell on me


So darlin', I just want to say
Just in case I don't come through
I was on to every play
I just wanted you

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh it's so evil, my love
The way you've no reverence to my concern
So I'll be sure to stay wary of you, love
To save the pain of once my flame and twice my burn

[Chorus]
So I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I've been swinging around at nothing
I don't know when you're gonna make your move

Yeah I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I've been swinging around me
'Cause I don't know when you'll make your move



slim shady

Full lyrics because the description is missing half of it:

Once my lover, now my friend
What a cruel thing to pretend
What a cunning way to condescend
Once my lover, and now my friend


Oh, you creep up like the clouds
And you set my soul at ease
Then you let your love abound
And you bring me to my knees


Oh, it's evil, babe, the way you let your grace enrapture me
When well you know I'd be insane to ever let that
Dirty game recapture me


You made me a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I've been swinging around
Cause I don't know when you're gonna make your move


Oh, your gaze is dangerous
And you fill your space so sweet
If I let you get too close
You'll set your spell on me


So darlin' I just wanna say
Just in case I don't come through
I was on to every play
I just wanted you


But oh, it's so evil, my love, the way you've no
Reverence to my concern
So I'll be sure to stay wary of you, love
To save the pain of once my flame and twice my burn


So I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I've been swinging around
At nothing I don't know
When you're going to make your move


Yeah I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
And I've been swinging around
Cause I don't know
When you're going to make your move

Have fun singing along!



Mamaziha79

"Shadowboxer"

Once my lover, now my friend
What a cruel thing to pretend
What a cunning way to condescend
Once my lover, and now my friend

Oh, you creep up like the clouds
and you set my soul at ease
Then you let your love abound
and you bring me to my knees

Oh, it's evil, babe -- the way you let your grace
enrapture me
when well you know I'd be insane to ever let that
dirty game recapture me

You made me a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
and I've been swinging around me
cause I don't know when you're gonna make your move

Oh, your gaze is dangerous
and you fill your space so sweet
If I let you get too close
you'll set your spell on me

So darlin' I just wanna say --
just in case I don't come through --
I was on to every play
I just wanted you

But oh, it's so evil, my love -- the way you've no reverence to my concern
So I'll be sure to stay wary of you, love
to save the pain of once my flame and twice my burn

So I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
and I've been swinging around
at nothing-
I don't know when you're going to make your move
Yeah I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do
and I've been swinging around
cause I don't know
when you're going to make your move



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AshleyNorth Communications

I can’t sing really, but I’ll belt this one out any day. Timeless. Love you Fiona. You’ve saved me many times.

MissChelle827

ON BLAST

Erin

It's my favorite karaoke song to sing! lol

ERockFreedom

Same here. She's been with me for 25 years
I got Tidal at The Wiz music store for 5.99 in 1996 ... before Sleep to Dream and Criminal.

R R

I gift you all the internet points.

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@caio lucas <3 !

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Scott Heiser

My deceased daughter who would be 35 tomorrow loved this song. I used to listen to her sing this.....and truly, they both look like sisters. Amazing.

1973cableguy

Ill think of her while I listen. Peace be with you.

Tonya Llewellyn

@Scott Heiser..I’m sorry for your loss..my condolences 💐 🙏🏻

m 2

I'm so sorry for your loss. May this song give you peace. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

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