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Caseys Last Ride Lyrics

Artist: John Denver
Album: Country Roads Collection

This song appears on two albums, and was first released on the Aerie album, and has also been released on the The Country Roads Collection album.


Casey joins the hallow sound of silent people walking down
The stairway to the subway in the shadows down below
Following their footsteps through the neon darkened corridors
Of silent desperation never speaking to a soul

The poison air hes breathing has a dirty smell of dying
Cause its never seen the sunshine and its never felt the rain
But Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes
Of the clicking of the turnstyle and the rattle of his chain

Oh she said, Casey its been so long since Ive seen you
Here she said, just a kiss to make a body smile
See she said, I 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 thats on his bones
Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men
Who reach for anything thay can to keep from going home

Standing in the corner Casey drinks his pint of bitter
Never glancing in the mirror at the people passin by
And he stumbles as hes leavin and he wonders if the reason
Is the beer thats in his belly or the tear thats in his eye

Oh she said, I suppose you seldom think about me
Now she said, now that youve a family of your own
Still she said, its so blessed good to feel your body
Lord she said, Casey its a shame to be alone

Oh she said, Casey its been so long since Ive seen you
Here she said, just a kiss to make a body smile
See she said, I put on new stockings just to please you
Lord she said, Casey can you only stay a while
Lord she said, Casey its a shame to be alone

Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
Comments/Interpretations
by Amy on 10/14/2008 6:49pm
such a haunting, beautiful song
by Todd on 10/8/2009 8:26am
Strange how I have always liked this song. Kris Kristofferson has written many great songs including a similar song by Johnny Cash called "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
by Gordon on 9/15/2011 4:31pm
No one sings this better than John Denver.
by Dennis on 8/10/2013 11:50am
One of the most beautiful songs ever written and sung so memorably by John Denver, I first heard this back in the 70s and never tire of hearing it.
by Martin on 11/6/2013 7:18am
I always fall back on this song, whenever I feel scared or uncertain. That's the genius of John Denver.


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