"Cassy O" as written by Barnett George Ezra and Poitt Joel Laslett....
Cassy's got a new plan, gotta get herself away
Well, I'd better act quick, yeah, I'd better change my ways
Oh, maybe I'm wasting, maybe I'm chasing time
Oh, come on, let's face it, I'm only ever lost in mine

Well, I got my tracing paper, so that I could trace my clock
And the bastard face kept changing, and the hands, they wouldn't stop
I was ripping out the battery, I received myself a shock
And to add insult to injury, I could still hear tick and tock

Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please don't leave
Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please don't leave

Cassy's got a new plan, gotta give herself a break
And I try, I try, I try, for heaven's sake
Well, I traveled to Australia
And I traveled there by train
This something might sound strange to you
But on the way I gained a day

And I wrote to tell my family
And I wrote to tell my friends
I arrived home, it was lost again and this torture never ends

Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please don't leave
Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please

Inspector, fix me, my Cassy O's burnt out
We're losing memories that I can't replace
She says she's tired of me running in circles
She says it's time that we took a break

Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please don't leave
Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please don't leave
Cassy O'
Cassy O'
Please don't leave


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"Cassy O'" as written by George Barnett Campbell Blackwood

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    My Interpretationwikipedia.org wants listeners to assume that it's about a depraved sex act or a new drug that you will never do, since George was born after 1990. However, it sounds like he's singing about a woman named Cassy who wants their relationship to take a break.
    seeingon June 20, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wonder if the song has origins with Casio electronics. Makes me think of it.
    42 stepson September 02, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a guy who loves a girl, but can't quite figure out what he wants. He can't quite commit. His relationship stagnates as he tries to work through his own personal issues. His girl, understandably, becomes tired of his indecisiveness, and contemplates ending the relationship.

    "Cassy's got a new plan, gotta get herself away
    Well, I'd better act quick, yeah, I'd better change my ways
    Oh, maybe I'm wasting, maybe I'm chasing time
    Oh, come on, let's face it, I'm only ever lost in mine"

    Cassy begins to decide that she needs to leave; Ezra realizes that he's messed up and that he'd better act. He figures out that all the things that he thought was wrong with the relationship was really just his own insecurities.

    "Well, I got my tracing paper, so that I could trace my clock
    And the bastard face kept changing, and the hands, they wouldn't stop
    I was ripping out the battery, I received myself a shock
    And to add insult to injury, I could still hear tick and tock"

    Ezra tries to step back and look at what the problem actually is. As soon as he makes one revelation, a new conundrum surfaces (he's trying to trace the clock, but the hands keep moving).

    "Cassy's got a new plan, gotta give herself a break
    And I try, I try, I try, for heaven's sake
    Well, I traveled to Australia
    And I traveled there by train
    This something might sound strange to you
    But on the way I gained a day"

    Ezra does some in depth self analysis; he takes a trip either physically or metaphorically, and things begin to come clear. The impossible train ride is an analogy for his disbelief that he finally begins to make progress in understanding his seemingly insurmountable relationship problems (of which he alone is the progenitor). By "gained a day", he means things have become clear, and his state of emotional stagnation has regressed back to the halcyon days of his relationship, when everything was jovial and full of possibility.

    "And I wrote to tell my family
    And I wrote to tell my friends
    I arrived home, it was lost again and this torture never ends"

    For all his efforts and discovery, he returns to reality to face the issue and realizes very little has actually changed.


    "Inspector, fix me, my Cassy O's burnt out
    We're losing memories that I can't replace
    She says she's tired of me running in circles
    She says it's time that we took a break"

    Increasingly dissatisfied with his situation, he begs anyone or anything for help. His girl is done, and she can't put up with it. He realizes that they are currently, and have been for a while, failing to develop new and meaningful experiences. With this failure, their relationship suffers. She's tired of his inability to commit.

    Or something along those lines.
    StagFortresson December 05, 2015   Link

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