Slippery People

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I'd like to clarify some meanings from the song Slippery People by Talking Heads:

1) What is it about? Slippery People... are they unreliable people, sort of cheaters?

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Thanx a lot
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  • Truffula

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    English - USA
    I don't think there's any consensus on the meaning of this song's lyrics. has some ideas. Some commenters think the "slippery people" of the song title are as you say, dishonest or unreliable people; others think they are spiritual leaders like priests; still others think they are hallucinations or paranoid perceptions of people as unreal.
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