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Song Released: 1976

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    Jul 5th, 7:03pm report

    Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: "Slip Kid is a message about the perils of fame... "It's a hard, hard world." "It came across as a warning to young kids getting into music that it would hurt them. It was almost parental in its assumed wisdom." said Pete Townshend.


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    Aug 20th, 2018 8:50pm report

    its about a kid who was caught up in the viet nam civil war and rescued 8 US POW's. he was captured sevral times by laos and cambodia cong and they never could hold him he always got away the amercian pow's called him the slip kid but the sesetivity about the slip kid is widly hushed maintains the kids true identity


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    Jan 6th, 2017 1:23am report

    The song is about the US civil war. One line "Yeah I'm off to the civil war". Another is "and I'm a solider at thirteen" and the "and I'm solider at sixty three. Towards the end of the civil war so many men were killed only young boys and old men were left to fight.


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    Jan 19th, 2013 1:44am report

    The song is an IRA war protest song. A slip is a type of Irish jig. So a slip kid is an Irish kid. Off to the civil war refers to war between Ireland and Northern Ireland and 2nd generation refers to the fact that the older generation started the conflict but the younger generation is forced to fight and bear the consequences.

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