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Whitesnake - Slide It In


Whitesnake - Slide It In - Meaning of the song


Taking a page from the Kiss playbook, Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale came up with this lascivious rocker that is devoid of profanity but very obviously about sex. The song fits with their snake motif, a phallic symbol they embraced. The song wasn't released as a single but became the title track to their sixth album. The cover art has a woman wearing a snake for a necklace.

David Coverdale said that a lot of media people told him they had lost their virginity to the strains of "Slide It In," adding, "It's also very good for pole dancing." Before he formed Whitesnake, Coverdale was the third vocalist with Deep Purple; although they recorded a fair number of explicit songs with their first two lineups, they never got this overt.

Whitesnake's ever-shifting lineup shifted again for the Slide It In album, with Cozy Powell replacing Ian Paice on drums, Mel Galley claiming guitar from Bernie Marsden, and Colin Hodgkinson taking over on bass from Neil Murray. It was their most successful album to date, but they didn't break through in America until their next album, Whitesnake, which got them on MTV with a new version of their 1982 song "Here I Go Again."


Slide It In - Lyrics


You talk too much, Never saying what's on your mind, It's written on your face, An' in the words you hide behind I know what you want, I can see what you're looking for, I know what you want from me, An' I'm gonna give you more I'm gonna slide it in Right to the top, Slide it in, I ain't never gonna stop Slide it in, Right to the top, I'm gonna slide it in, slide it in, Slide it, in baby... Sometimes you seem Just like a stranger to me, But, all the games you play Make it so easy to see You're looking for love, Tho' you try to deny, The things you put me through Tell me what I've got to do to you I'm gonna slide it in, Right to the top, Slide it in, I ain't never gonna stop Slide it in, Right to the top, I'm gonna slide it in, slide it in... You talk too much, Always treating me so unkind, I know what I've got to do, To get me some peace of mind I'm gonna slide it in, Right to the top, Slide it in, I ain't never gonna stop Slide it in, Right to the top, I'm gonna slide it in, slide it in, Slide it in, Right to the top Slide it in, I ain't never gonna stop Slide it in, Right to the top, I'm gonna slide it in, slide it in, slide it, Slide it in, slide it in, Right to the top, baby...


Whitesnake - Slide It In - Album track


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