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Thread #138137   Message #3474815
Posted By: GUEST,originaluncleagent
02-Feb-13 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: Casey's last ride - meaning?
Subject: RE: Casey's last ride - meaning?
I was a young Radio Disc Jockey, working for Sam Phillips of Sun Recording Studios/Sun Records, but in South Florida.

The year was 1970- I had "discovered" Kris' music while at a local Country Music station. "Casey's last Ride" - for ME, anyway, is
about a very sad man who is in England, on the Underground, then in the "Golden Crown" as he drinks his pint of bitter. He is HAUNTED by the Love of His Life, whom he is "quoting" in his head.

I was going through VERY turbulent times then- a lot like Kris was,
and I think I have gotten into the meaning of the song THEN, and all these years LATER. This song still haunts ME, since I have
lived Kris' life as a helicopter pilot, too. But the WOMEN- oh...those WOMEN. They will, if you are not careful, will send you on your "Last Ride." The pain is still with me. No doubt, "Casey" is still in pain, too....unless he took that "Last Ride."