Nico, take it slow
Show me that you care
And loves just not a flare on my sleeve
Sleep well, I pray that cardboard boxes,
Set the perfect stage.
'Cause wood grain makes all man made things seem so out of date
Life is not a play, it's what we
Make of the people we love.

Snails see the benefits
The beauty in every inch
Oh why, why, why, why, why, why
Are you quick to kiss?
She bites at blades and leaves
God damn you shrubbery
Well I’m sick of vanity plates
Should we move to the UK?
'Cause life here in the states has escaped
All the people in love
What we make of these people we love

Snails see the benefits
The beauty in every inch
Oh why, why, why, why, why
Are you quick to kiss?
Baby, maybe I spoke to soon
I’ll touch you once you make the first move
Snails see the benefits
The beauty in every inch

I watch her as she runs
My mother jumps the gun
She puts her in her arms
That is just like my mom
Never lets go, never lets me grow old
I wanna pay her back
But love is nothing you can tax
My family’s not rich by any means
But I feel we won the lottery, that day
The rock swallowed the girl
And I cried as cameras caught my eyes
My tears turned into butterflies
They fly away as caskets close
A new day comes you’ll wake unfold
Smile when you feel the sunlight
You feel the sunlight
You feel the sunlight

Snails see the benefits
The beauty in every inch
Oh why, why, why, why, why
Are you quick to kiss?
Baby, maybe I spoke to soon
I’ll touch you once you make the first move
Snails see the benefits
The beauty in every inch
Oh snails see the benefits
The beauty in every inch


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  • +2
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the opening line is "Nico come back home" not "Nico take it slow"

    Anyway, this is a great song. I agree with everyone else, it's about being like a snail and taking things slow to see the benefits and notice the beauty, like teh song says.
    ObliviousToOblivionon November 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me it almost seems like there's this girl he was semi dating and she seemed cool at first, but then she just wanted to rush into a relationship, and he didnt want that.

    like the first verse is saying that he wants prove that she even has love for him, or if she is just rushing into a relationship because she will be with anyone.

    the second verse really gave it away... like he takes her to his house to meet his mom, who "jumps the gun" by acting like this girl has been a part of the family for a long time or something, and the son is kind of bitter that his mom is not helping the situation (but of course he still loves her).

    THEN the girl dies... and the guy is truly happy to be out of the relationship, but hides it from everyone else... he pretends to be sad and mourning, but hes actually relieved.

    ok maybe my analysis is waaaay out there, but thats just how i saw the song haha
    vivalacakeon February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, with all of their songs there is so many meanings.
    suchh craziee lyrics. && iloveit.
    i just listen to his beautiful voice,
    and drift away,
    thinking that snails see
    the beauty in
    every
    inch.
    pnutluvron April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first part is about his dog, nico.
    i love the part that says 'god damn you shrubbry.' you know he had to think about being a snail for a while to actually say that.
    i'm not sure about the 2nd verse. it seems like someone died, but then i don't understand the part about winning the lottery.
    on your porchon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing.i lovelovelove the part where it says "smile when you feel the sunlight" & the part abt the lottery..i think hes saying even though they're not rich he feels they won the lottery..like hes so lucky to have such a great family..maybe??
    SoLyrical33on August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw him play this at an acoustic show before it was actually released and he told the crowd that the song was about taking things slow in relationships and not jumping into sex.
    dontstopdaancingon January 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH MY GOSH. Definitely my new favorite song. And I think that vivalacake (right above me) got the meaning right. But I mostly just like the main line "snails see the benefit. the beauty in ever inch". I don't know if this has ever happened to anyone else, but i was having a wierd day today, and I couldn't figure out my feelings...but this song nailed it and just made me so much happier!
    noiseeshoeson February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme too, noiseeshoes.
    shejustwantstorockon March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, AMAZING live, saw it a few nights ago... as the lead singer nate says " it's about casual sex and dogs"
    justfollowtheformaton March 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcute song.
    xbreakingheartsxon March 26, 2006   Link

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