Am G Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down
F E The stairway to the subway in the shadows down below
Am G Following their footsteps through the neon darkened corridors
F E Of silent desperation,never speaking to a soul
F C The poison air he's breathing has a dirty smell of dying
Dm E Cause it's never seen the sunshine and it's never felt the rain
Am G But Casey minds the arrows and ignores the fatal echoes
F E Am Of the clicking of the turnstile and the rattle of his chains
C G "Oh",she said "Casey it's been so long since i've seen you"
C "Here",she said "Just a kiss to make a body smile"
G "See",she said "I've put on new stockings just to please you"
C "Lord" she said "Casey can you only stay awhile"
Am G Casey leaves the underground and stops inside the golden crown
F E For something wet to wipe away the chill that's on his bones
Am G Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men
F E Who reach for anything they can to keep from going home
F C Standing in the corner,Casey drinks his pint of bitter
Dm E Never glancing in the mirror at the people passing by
Am G Then he stumbles as he's leaving and he wonders if the reason
F E Am Is the beer that's in his belly or the tear that's in his eye
C G "Oh",she said "I suppose that you seldom think about me"
C "Now",she said "Now that you've a family of your own"
G "Still",she said "It's so blessed and good to feel your body"
C Dm G C "Lord",she said "Casey it's a shame to be alone"