Dee from Ljubljana, SiI think I got the "silver magic ships" right the first time I listened to the song and I'm not even a drug user :) Tin foil packages?
Another South African from South AfricaI hope one of the big Hollywood studios will pickup the story of Rodriquez someday. He was a failed musician only to found out decades later he had rock star status in the isolated South Africa. One of those, true is stranger than fiction stories.
Slr from South AfricaI believe that "silver magic ship" is the teaspoon used when injecting drugs like amphetamines etc