CASEY'S LAST RIDE Written by Kris Kristofferson
Performed by Kris Kristofferson
Performed by Johnny Cash
Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down
The stairway to the subway and the shadows down below
Following the footsteps through the neon darkened corridor
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Of silent desperation, never speaking to a soul
The poison air he's breathing has a dirty smell of dying
Cause it's never seen the sunshine and it's never felt the
Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes
Of the clicking of the turnstile and the rattle of the
"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
"Lord," she said "Casey can you only stay a while"
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Casey leaves the underground and stops inside the golden
For something wet to wipe away the chill that's in his bones
Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men
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Who reach for any thing they can to keep from going home
Standing in the corner, Casey drinks his pint of bitter
Never glancing in the mirror at the people passing by
He stumbles as he's leaving and he wonders if the reason
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Is the beer that's in his bell 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 blesses good to feel your body
"Lord", she said "Casey it's a shame to be alone"
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