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Thread #138137   Message #3671590
Posted By: Mrrzy
23-Oct-14 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Casey's last ride - meaning?
Subject: RE: Casey's last ride - meaning?
Oh, I think the mistress he sees on his way home is real, and he hates her just as much as his wife and his job and his drinking.

This is a tremendously depressing song. I love it.

I always figured it was his "last ride" because this was the last time he was going to see his mistress, either because of that family of his own but probably not, more likely because he was going to fall under the next subway train be could.

I think only the title hints at suicide; the song is about being a miserable man, and a poor sad woman trying so hard to cheer him up.

I am weeping as I type. What a great song.