Pete Townshend - Slip Kid Lyrics




I've got my clipboard, text books
Lead me to the station
Yeah, I'm off to the civil war
I've got my kit bag my heavy boots
I'm running in the rain
Gonna run till my feet are raw

Slip kid. Slip kid
Second generation
I'm a soldier at thirteen
Slip kid. Slip kid
Realization
There's no easy way to be free
No easy way to be free

It's a hard, hard world
Oh yea

I left my doctor's prescription
Bungalow behind me
I left the door ajar
I left my vacuum flask
Full of hot tea and sugar
Left the keys right in my car

Slip kid. Slip kid
Second generation
I'm only half way up the tree
Slip kid. Slip kid
I'm a relation
I'm a soldier at sixty-three

There's no easy way to be free

Slip kid. Slip kid, Slip kid
Slip kid. Slip kid, Slip kid
Yea, keep it moving now
Slip kid. Slip kid
Give me more

I've got my clipboard, text books
Lead me to the station
Yeah, I'm off to the civil war
I've got my kit bag, my heavy boots
I'm running in the rain
Gonna run till my feet are raw

Slip kid. Slip kid
Slip out of trouble
Slip over here and set me free
Slip kid. Slip kid
Second generation
I'm sliding down the hill like me

There's no easy way to be free
No easy way to be free
No easy way to be free





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  1. Owen Couch

    Never heard this cut before - I LOVE IT!!

  2. Vampiracho

    No guitar here.

  3. Rancho Luna

    Awsome !

  4. Stefan Hamilton

    Is Pete doing a Ray Davies with the vocal?

  5. GoldShower1

    Holy demo shit Batman, let's steal the car and then we'll be free, free to go see the 'Ooo

  6. Michael Forde

    Bye far my Top Who number.

  7. Daniel Penney

    Hero composer to many others, but certainly in a class of his own. These demo's prove it. Thank you Pete!

  8. philadelphiaman

    JUST AS GOOD--AS THE ROGER DALTRY LEAD VERSION

  9. cosmos 85

    and not that prelude ... stuff

  10. cosmos 85

    great great great !

  11. cosmos 85

    why he didn t release a scoop 5 With Demos like that and without any overdubs.

  12. Tina R

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!       thriullllled     Make my day

  13. John C Michelson

    My FAV Who Album  : )   4444jcm  you tube  ..

  14. ylwf

    love this... these demos make you see another side of the song ... incredible!!!

  15. petefen40

    It's true: THERE'S NO EASY WAY TO BE FREE.

  16. BrinsonMHarris

    The great thing about these demos is it not only shows what a true genius Pete is for being able to hear this in his head and actually get it out to tape, it also shows how the rest of the band add their own punch to really put a finish on it.

  17. Happy Travelers

    great writer and composer... and knew he needed Roger as his muse!

  18. k3304

    Nicky Hopkins played piano ?? He played for The Beatles & The Rolling Stones , too !!

    CK Martin

    Only person I know of who played for all three. Billy Preston played for Beatles and Stones

  19. dockaiser

    Pete is such an incredible musician. And there were no computers those day, so no cheesing around.

    glenn stclair

    there waz synthesizers.

    Jay Roberts - Music

    glenn stclair - Think he means like editing software, so that Pete HAD to do everything on tape. Yeah this is a no brainer considering the date of the recording but it’s still interesting nevertheless.

  20. Katie Beth

    very cool.

  21. linco515

    God, I am so enjoying these demos. And I thought nothing could ever cheer me again. You have restored my faith. Thanks, buddy.

  22. John Michelson

    My favorite and most reconizable who song from that who by numbers ,takes me back Love it..great rhythm..percussion

    glenn stclair

    !!!!!!!!

  23. Frank Michaelsen

    One of my favorite Who-songs actually.. Pure genious mr Townshend.
    LIstening feels like being 14 again, discovering The Who, when everyone was into Aqua or the Fugees or something..

  24. John Michelson

    Love these Demo's Just shows Pete's genuis..thought process..of songwritting

  25. John Bickle

    Ha, Townshends demos alone could have made some other group famous

    glenn stclair

    Thunderclap-Newman! check it out

  26. DarthMurray

    Sorry, I only know the existance of these demos. There are testimonies of a Blue, Red and Grey demo, but i supose its lost, or it has a pretty bad quality.

  27. DarthMurray

    It's really worthy.

  28. DarthMurray

    Don't know, maybe Hopkins wanted to play it differently.

  29. DarthMurray

    Yeah, from the second cd of Lifehouse Chronicles.
    I still have some more demos from Who By Numbers, so you can pass and check in a few days.

  30. Vic Tripathy

    Thanks DarthMurray. Is this from the Lifehouse collection? Any more from Who By Numbers? I am so greedy but I love Townshend's rendition of Who songs better than the Who songs themselves.

  31. Michael Slotwinski

    man, that was some Great piano just before 2 min... wonder y that wasn't in the song?