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Verse 1

Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down

The stairway to the subway and the shadows down below

Following the footsteps through the neon darkened corridors

Of silent desperation,never speaking to a soul

Verse 2

The poison air he's breathing has a dirty smell of dieing

Cause it's never seen the sunshine and it's never felt the rain

Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes

Of the clicking of the turnstile and the rattle of his chains

Verse 3

"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 awhile"

Verse 4

Casey leaves the underground and stops inside the golden crown

For something wet to wipe away the chill that's on his bones

Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men

Who reach for anything they can to keep from going home

Verse 5

Standing in the corner,Casey drinks his pint of bitter

Never glancing in the mirror at the people passing by

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

Verse 6

"Oh",she said "I suppose that you seldom think about me"

"Now",she said "Now that you've a family of your own"

"Still",she said "It's so blessed and good to feel your body"

"Lord",she said "Casey it's a shame to be alone"