"There's No Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
Look up!!
See-see-see-see-see-captain christ says!!
You think too much about the wrong things.
You sing about the wrong things.
Take extra special care!!

Simply put you're a fuck up.
See-see-see-see-see-captain christ says!!
You think too much about the wrong things.
You sing about the wrong things.

Take extra special care..
Take extra special...
Take extra special...

Take on the world, at their own game.
You might succeed, and win again.

Ribs break. Souls stay bare.
Your' forked stare cuts through.
You twist, you turn
Wrapping around me, wrapping around me.
Now, so tight, squeezing the life from me.

You're facing a pointless task.
But it's the same thing, and it's the same thing.
And I will face the task...

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"There's No Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    General CommentI think it's about him wanting to succeed at something in his life that everybody else (or maybe a voice in his head?) is trying to stop him from doing (You think to much about the wrong things). The "Take on the world" verse seems like him talking to himself, he knows he can do it. He feels constricted (the snake image) as he can't just do what he wants.
    weemansyndrome256on April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is my favourite off the new album. I love the way the song changes so much from how it starts to the 'you twist you turn wrapping around me' bit.

    'you think too much about the wrong things' this is too true for most of us.

    Can't wait to see them play this song :oD
    convexconcaveon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Biffy songs. Sheer Brilliance.
    chemicalnovaon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it! love it! love it!
    dying_staron December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter listening tto it constantly it's clear that towards the end of the song it is about being killed by a snake. A snake usually kills its prey slow by crushing it's rib cage as shown in the loines "you twist, you turn, wrapping around me" and "ribs break, souls stay bare...". The title suggests thee opposite, if a snake was jaggy it would impale the prey and kill it instantly, defeating its sinster nature. It is strange to see simon write about something so vividley as if it was a personla experience which is impossible. All in All, the song rocks.
    mushmanon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I've always found a load of Christian imagery in Biffy songs. There's the obvious Christ reference. So maybe the snake parts and refering to the Devil. I dunno. Maybe Simon was raised Christian, and he's torn between his beliefs here. He could go against it, but he's got a voice in his head saying "Don't go down that road".

    Or maybe not.
    Digital_Monkeyon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree about the snake references "mushman" but I believe it's metaphorical... I kinda liked the Christian idea... That makes a lot of sense though it's not what I first got from the song. Love it though, fucking fantastic!
    personno.1on November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTaking this in the context of other Biffy songs, it seems that Simon has his own ideas about what he wants to do and what he wants to write in his songs, but at times he is criticised for doing so. The song seems quite defiant - and I wonder if the snake is like his conscience having a go at him because of beliefs that he has been brought up with? The reference to the forked tongue may hint at the hypocrisy of the Christian church. Just a few ideas! The song "God and Satan" on Biffy's new album kind of backs up this idea of inner conflict I feel. Anyway, I do love this song and it was awesome played live in Manchester on 7 Nov!
    Mother Mucuson November 17, 2009   Link

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