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    "Casey's Last Ride" Lyrics

    Johnny Cash

    track 14 on disc 4
    Johnny Cash Icons [2010]
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    Casey joins the hollow sound
    Of silent people walking down
    The stairway to the subway
    In the shadows down below

    Following the footsteps
    Through the neon darkened corridors
    Of silent desperation
    Never speakin' to a soul

    The poisoned air he's breathin'
    Has the dirty smell of dyin'
    '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 turnstile
    And the rattle of his chain

    "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 underground
    And stops inside the Golden Crown
    For something wet to wipe away
    The chill that's on his bones

    Seein' his reflection
    In the lives of all the lonely men
    Who reach for anything they can
    To keep from goin' home

    Standing in the corner
    Casey drinks his pint of bitter
    Never glancin' in the mirror
    At the people passin' by

    Then he stumbles as he's leavin'
    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 family 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"
    This song was submitted on March 10th, 2010 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Kris Kristofferson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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