"Casey" as written by Peter John Vettese and Darren Hayes....
Driving in your car
With the windows down
And the beat up stereo
Struggle with this town
'cause you love to hate it
And hate it to let it go

And we're all alone
And so tired of being
Underrated
So don't take me home
'cause I feel alive
When you come and save me

A yellow car
Speeding down the South side freeway
We'll rewrite this movie
Make it end like we want it to

And Casey
When you go
Can you come and find me
Wanna be beside you
When you leave this town
I've been waving goodbye
Pretending not to cry
I want to be someone
If you take me away
All the pain will change
Into a memory,
Of when we were amazing

1989
Summer had hit
But it was not moving
What is it with this town?
Every time we win
It just feels like losing
We were never gonna fit in
I was a mixed up kid
And you were my sanity

In a yellow car
We don't even have to go far
'cause that song you're playing
Sounds like peace on the radio

And Casey
When you go
Can you come and find me
Wanna be beside you
When you leave this town
I've been waving goodbye
Pretending not to cry
I want to be someone
If you take me away
All the pain will change
Into a memory
Of when we were amazing
When we were amazing

I know things will change
Casey stay the same
Take me away
Oh, we don't have to go far
Yeah, we don't have to go far
I know

Casey
When you go
Can you come and find me
Wanna be beside you
When you leave this town
I've been waving goodbye
Pretending not to cry
I want to be someone
If you take me away
All the pain will change
Into a memory
Of when we were
When we were

Casey
When you go
Can you come and find me
Wanna be beside you
When you leave this town
I've been waving goodbye
Pretending not to cry
I want to be someone
If you take me away
All the pain will change
Into a memory
Of when we were amazing
When we were

Driving in your car
With the windows down
And the beat up stereo
Oh, oh

I wanna
I'm gonna
I wanna
Be someone
I wanna
I'm gonna
I wanna
Be someone

(I will run to you
I will come to you
I will run to you
I will come to you)

Come on and get me
Come on and rescue me

(I will run to you
I will come to you
I will run to you
I will come to you)

Coming through the sky
Like a satellite
Like a radio wave
A meteorite


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"Casey" as written by Peter Vettese Darren Hayes

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    MemoryI had a friend whose name actually was Casey. She was nineteen when died in April. Casey had muscular dystrophy, which meant a lot of physical and developmental problems, including being confined to a wheelchair, but she was the sweetest, most genuine person I have ever met in my life. She really shaped me into who I am, and she made me feel like I was worth something. Just seeing her face would transform my day. I love the line "I was a mixed up kid and you were my sanity." It describes my relationship with my Casey perfectly.
    LaughingLessonson November 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSuch an amazing song...it's so beautiful! It really just takes me away. To me, this song refers to the "Casey" in our lives...the person who can always make us feel worthwhile and bring us back to happiness, when we've lost all hope and faith in ourselves.
    darrenhayesfan18on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on this album. i absolutely love it.

    in an interview, darren said he wrote it about his sister.
    parapluie3579on October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best road trip song.
    I love Darren Hayes.
    loversandliarson January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best road trip song.
    I love Darren Hayes.
    loversandliarson January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a mystical, beautiful song. This song takes you on a journey like no other. Its about leaving where you are with a loved one and forgetting about the pain, even though its only for awhile. Escaping with that special person who only understands you and being free from all the cares, and facing this amazing feeling of leaving your problems behind together
    PyarForeveron March 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite line is "i was a mixed up kid and you were my sanity." It perfectly captures the essence of teenage years... Darren just has a way of putting great meaning into small phrases. Add musical talent and you've practically got perfection.
    buzzbozmaon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah all of u are right cuz in this song darren talk about his experiences with his sister !!!! that they used to go away in his sister car ( yellow car ) lol ...and i dont know how to explain it bud ...they had fun !!! he said that this one and ho to build a time machine are his favorites songs of the cd !!!
    Mag89on August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. Always gets me choked up!

    Definitely the best song on the album for me :)

    Also, I reckon The Killers ripped it off a bit for their song ‘Human’. Some of the back beats sound the same. Swines!!
    eowyn20ukon July 31, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationsomebody mentioned that 'waking the monster' and 'how to build a time machine' went together in that the former was part 1 and the latter was part 2. to me, Casey is part 3. at the end of 'time machine' he sings "in a stunning ball of white the light explodes into another moment." so the moment, imo, concludes with Casey.
    chained2darrenon February 08, 2010   Link

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