Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Lyrics Review & Song Meaning)


Nial Horan has been pretty impressive after One Direction’s downfall – in fact, all of the former members have achieved success with their debut singles. Niall Horan’s ‘Slow Hands’ marks the second solo single following debut solo album ‘This Town’ in September 2016. Both singles will feature on Niall’s upcoming solo album ‘NH+’ due out later this year.

“Slow Hands” is more of a fast, sultry track than “This Town,” and Niall Horan described the song’s content in an interview with Sirius XM.

“The whole song was pretty improvised. I wanted it to be a bit cheeky with the lyrics. We wrote this concept about being in the bar. The first line of the song is “We should take that home” – that’s usually what the guy would say, but we flipped it around so the girl said that, and that’s what she told me said opposite. With the song, before we even wrote the lyrics, we had this big piece and it sounded pretty sexy. So we thought that concept would fit the mood of the song, and I think we might have been right.

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“Slow Hands” finds Niall Horan at a club, finding a girl he likes and subsequently the tables are turned. She is the girl who asks Niall to accompany her home. Let’s take a look at the lyrics below.

Review of the lyrics and meaning of the song “Slow Hands”

Verse 1

We should take this home
That’s what she said to my face

Niall Horan seems to be a lucky one, as he is asked to drive the girl home. The roles are reversed and it’s a refreshing change of scenery. The girl did not hold back, nor did she hint, she bluntly asked the singer to come home with her.

Because I want you badly
Yeah, I want you, baby
I’ve been thinking about it all day
And I hope you feel the same, yeah
Because I want you badly
Yeah, I want you, baby

The girl from the bar continues to show her affection towards Niall Horan. If they met at the bar, we have no idea how she thought about him all day, unless Niall Horan was spending all day at the bar and the girl was a waitress there. Either way, she really wants to be with him.


Slow, slow hands
Like the sweat running down our dirty laundry
No, no chance
That I leave here without you on me
I know
Yeah, I already know there’s no stopping
Your plans and those
Slow hands (woo)
slow hands

Niall Horan uses the phrase “slow hands” as a reference for slowly playing the game of love, or rather taking his time getting to know each other and enjoying each other’s company. “Dripping sweat with dirty laundry” could be a subtle reference to sex and they do it just as slowly, as “Despacito” says.

Now that the girl has shown interest, Niall Horan is also determined to bring the girl home. Now they both know that the wheels have been set in motion and there is no stopping. They will play the game slowly.

Verse 2

I just wanna take my time
We could do this, baby, all night, yeah
Because I want you badly
Yeah, I want you, baby

Niall must really like the slow game and I hope his partner does too. His plan is to go all night and slow. On a larger scale, these lyrics mean that he is not rushed by this relationship and wants to enjoy and cherish every moment. He doesn’t want to rush things and scare her.


Fingertips put on a show
You got me now and I can’t say no
I want to be with you all alone
Take me home, take me home
Fingertips put on a show
Can’t you say I want you, baby, yeah

His hands and fingers roam over Niall and he can’t stop now. He is hooked and addicted to this lady. Nial Horan says he wishes to be with her all night and day for the rest of his life.

We think Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” has a very unique taste and sexiness, and most importantly, fans love it. The track is steadily climbing the top charts and be sure to buy the track and support the artists.

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