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Thread #27348   Message #1822386
Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Aug-06 - 01:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Casey's Last Ride (Kristofferson)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: CASEY'S LAST RIDE (Kristofferson)
That's a dead link above, which goes to show it's a good idea to copy and paste here if there's a remote chance anyone will ever look for this song at Mudcat again.

Kris Kristofferson
  Am                              G
Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down
      F                              Em
The stairway to the subway and the shadows down below,
Am                                  G
Following the footsteps through the neon-darkened corridors
    F                         Em
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 rain.
Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes
Of the clicking of the turnstile 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 underground and stops inside the golden crown
For something wet to wipe away the chill that's on his bones,
Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men
Who reach for anything 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
Is the beer that's in his belly or the tear that's in his eye.

"Oh," she said, "I suppose that you seldom think about me."
"Now," she said, "Now that you've a family of your own."
"Still," she said, "It's so blessed and good to feel your body."
"Lord," she said, "Casey, it's a shame to be alone."