The Who: Slip Kid Meaning
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Song Released: 1976
Slip Kid Lyrics
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 19th 2013 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.
anonymous Jul 5th 2019 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.
anonymous Aug 20th 2018 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
anonymous Jan 6th 2017 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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