I have squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises

from Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He finds it hard to resist promises or conjecture that seems tempting, but can often be fleeting or false (a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises). Basically he’s a sucker — he believes the things people say, and doesn’t think it through. He knows that these “promises” are often lies, but he can’t help himself.

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