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Author Topic: River Towns lyrics: Coke?  (Read 2311 times)

Love Expresso

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River Towns lyrics: Coke?
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:50:40 pm »
I found myself a flophouse
And I hit the streets at nine
Get some grub and drink a beer
Maybe go down the line


As a non English speaking person, I thought about the phrase "down the line" more than once, also because you can find it in Laugh & Jokes & Drinks & Smokes, too, albeit in another context. When I googled a bit I found out that it is a slang term for taking cocaine. Can anyone confirm this? As I found out this coincidentally, I wonder how many other terms I did not understand correctly...

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Re: River Towns lyrics: Coke?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 09:43:25 am »
Yes I agree, it certainly means to 'take drugs'.....

Flophouse is slang for 'Dosshouse' - a place that is cheap to lodge.....
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Re: River Towns lyrics: Coke?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 12:11:31 pm »
Yes I agree, it certainly means to 'take drugs'.....

Flophouse is slang for 'Dosshouse' - a place that is cheap to lodge.....

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Re: River Towns lyrics: Coke?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 10:27:02 pm »
I did not have that feeling that ...Maybe go down the line refers to cocaine in River Towns.  I just don't have the sense, neither from the storyline in the song, nor from "A Room Forever".  I might be missing something, but my interpretation is the character is down the street (into the seedy part of a seedy town). 
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Re: River Towns lyrics: Coke?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 10:36:16 pm »
I did not have that feeling that ...Maybe go down the line refers to cocaine in River Towns.  I just don't have the sense, neither from the storyline in the song, nor from "A Room Forever".  I might be missing something, but my interpretation is the character is down the street (into the seedy part of a seedy town).
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