Monkees: Last Train to Clarksville Meaning
Song Released: 1966
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Last Train to Clarksville Lyrics
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...
anonymous Jan 20th, 10:40 report
In September 1966 I was drafted into the US Army. The induction center I was sent to was Chicago Illinois. After being sworn in to the US Army I was placed on a train to "Clarksville Tenn." home of Fort Campbell and home of the 101st Airborne Division.
Yes, this was the "Last train to Clarksville."
anonymous Aug 13th 2012, 18:31 report
I always thought it was about being drafted and being sent to Viet Nam. Clarksville is the home of Ft. Campbell. In addition to the comment "I don't know if I'm ever coming home". It sounded like he was trying to meet with his girlfriend for one last @#$% before he get sent off to war not knowing if he was returning.
anonymous Aug 14th 2006, 15:48 report
This was a war protest song. Clarksville was the base where soldiers were sent to viet nam from, during the 60's war. Thus the lyric. '...And I don't know if I'm ever coming home'.
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