Glossary entry for
slim slow slider

Although the lyrics to Van's song "Slim Slow Slider" from Astral Weeks are open to various interpretations, the suggestion has been made that it might have been a "drug" song, with "slim slow slider" being a reference to a needle, and "horse" being the street slang for heroin. Other references which could be taken as supporting this interpretation include "white as snow", suggesting highly pure, uncut ("snow" also often a reference to cocaine, which is white).

Based on a contribution by Rick McGrath

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