Mudcat Café message #3671322 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138137   Message #3671322
Posted By: GUEST
22-Oct-14 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Casey's last ride - meaning?
Subject: RE: Casey's last ride - meaning?
The ride of the title suggests both a sexual and literal sense of the word. I have no doubt about that. In the literal sense I believe the song hints at suicide though it's not made explicit in the lyrics.
The despair in this song is palpable. June Tabor and Dorothy Hamm best captured the essence of this song. I love Waylon but I feel like he's off the mark with this one.