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The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville lyrics

Words and Music by
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

Take the last train to Clarksville,
And I'll meet you at the station.
You can be be there by four thirty,
'Cause I made your reservation.
Don't be slow, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

'Cause I'm leavin' in the morning
And I must see you again
We'll have one more night together
'Til the morning brings my train.
And I must go, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.

Take the last train to Clarksville.
I'll be waiting at the station.
We'll have time for coffee flavored kisses
And a bit of conversation.
Oh... Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

Take the last train to Clarksville,
Now I must hang up the phone.
I can't hear you in this noisy
Railroad station all alone.
I'm feelin' low. Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.

Take the last train to Clarksville,
Take the last train to Clarksville,
[repeat and fade]



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/monkees/last_train_to_clarksville.html

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    Straight up meaning, the singer fears he will be Drafted & be sent to Vietnam, is asking his girlfriend to meet him, is fleeing to Canada, will be wanted for evading the draft, doesnt know if he'll ever see her again. Renewal of Selective Service (Draft) was pending or had just taken place. He believes this is their farewell meeting.
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