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Casey's Last Ride


by Kris Kristofferson. Buy album CD: The Essential


Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down
The stairway to the subway in the shadows down below;
Following their footsteps through the neon-darkened corridors
Of silent desperation, never speakin' to a soul.
The poison air he's breathin' has the dirty smell of dying
'Cause it's never seen the sunshine and it's never felt the rain.
But Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes
Of the clickin' of the turnstiles and the rattle of his chains.

"Oh!" she said, "Casey it's been so long since I've seen you!"
"Here" she said, "just a kiss to make a body smile!"
"See" she said, "I've put on new stockings just to please you!"
"Lord!" she said, "Casey can you only stay a while?"

Casey leaves the under-ground and stops inside the Golden Crown
For something wet to wipe away the chill that's on his bone.
Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men
Who reach for any thing they can to keep from goin' home.
Standin' in the corner Casey drinks his pint of bitter
Never glancing in the mirror at the people passing by
Then he stumbles as he's leaving and he wonders if the reason
Is the beer that's in his belly, or the tear that's in his eye.

"Oh!" she said, "I suppose you seldom think about me,
"Now" she said, "now that you've a fam'ly of your own";
"Still" she said, "it's so blessed good to feel your body!"
"Lord!" she said" "Casey it's a shame to be alone!"




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Album: The Essential (2004) Lyrics
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  1. Help Me Make It Through The Night
  2. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  3. To Beat The Devil
  4. Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
  5. Best Of All Possible Worlds
  6. Casey's Last Ride
  7. Help Me Make It Throught The Night
  8. Darby's Castle
  9. Loving Her Was Easier
  10. For The Good Times
  11. Come Sundown
  12. From The Bottle To The Bottom
  13. Billy Dee
  14. Breakdown (A Long Way From Home)
  15. The Silver Tongued Devil And I
  16. Taker
  17. Pilgrim
  18. Border Lord
  19. Broken Freedom Song
  20. Jesus Was A Capricorn
  21. Shandy (The Perfect Disguise)
  22. Sugar Man
  23. Last Time
  24. Nobody Wins
  25. I'd Rather Be Sorry
  26. Highwayman
  27. Don't Cuss The Fiddle
  28. Bigger The Fool, The Harder The Fall
  29. Stranger
  30. If You Don't Like Hank Williams
  31. Here Comes That Rainbow Again
  32. Once More With Feeling
  33. How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around
  34. Why Me
  35. Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends

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