Originally Posted by Colzo
I bet the guys thats doing the name calling hasnt achieved theres!
"Riding on their armchairs
They dream of wealth and fame
Fear is their companion
Nintendo is their game
Never done jack and two thumbs down
And sidekick don't say dikk
They laugh at others failures
Though they have not done zhit...
The "never was" talking about "still trying."
I got it.
"Forever Bitter" gossiping about "never say die."
May I inquire what you've been doing mister?
What are you afraid of?
Something like that. Lines from "Has Been," title track on a CD by William Shatner.
A "bum" might be a fighter who takes a dive. Or someone who goes into a fight just for the pay day and thinks it won't be a dive if he stays on his feet for the 10 rounds. Even then, you can't be sure what caused the "cowardice," or how badly his skills had eroded and how desperately he needed the money.
The old-time fighter Al Davis wasn't called BUM, but...BUMMY!
Al "Bummy Davis" was originally called "Boomy," but before his first fight, his manager changed it. I guess this was the era of the Brooklyn Dodgers ("Dem Bums") and being "bummy" had several meanings. Said the manager: "You want to make money fighting, don't you? People like to come to fights to see guys they think are tough." So he fought as "Bummy." Although he might also have been pretty tough if he fought as a boy named Sue.