Casey's Last Ride

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Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins (born March 8, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music. He is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award. more »

Casey joins the hollow 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 speakin' to a soul. 
The poison air he's breathin' has the dirty smell of dying 
Cause it's never seen the sunshine and it's never felt the rain. 
But Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes 
Of the clickin' of the turnstiles 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 under-ground and stops inside the Golden Crown 
For something wet to wipe away the chill that's on his bone. 
Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men 
Who reach for any thing they can to keep from goin' home. 
Standin' in the corner Casey drinks his pint of bitter 
Never glancing in the mirror at the people passing by 
Then 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 you seldom think about me, 
"Now" she said, "now that you've a fam'ly of your own"; 
"Still" she said, "it's so blessed good to feel your body!" 
"Lord!" she said" "Casey it's a shame to be alone!"


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