"Second Hand News" as written by and Lindsey Buckingham....
I know there's nothing to say
Someone has taken my place
When times go bad
When times go rough
Won't you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff

I know I got nothin' on you
I know there's nothing to do
When times go bad
And you can't get enough
Won't you lay me down in the tall grass
And let me do my stuff

One thing I think you should know
I ain't gonna miss you when you go
Been down so long
I've been tossed around enough
Awh couldn't you just
Let me go down and do my stuff

I know you're hopin' to find
Someone who's gonna give you piece of mind
When times go bad
When times go rough
Won't you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff

I'm just second hand news
I'm just second hand news yeah
I'm just second hand news
I'm just second hand news yeah
I'm just second hand news
I'm just second hand news yeah
I'm just second hand news
I'm just second hand news yeah, yeah
Yeah


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"Second Hand News" as written by Lindsey Buckingham

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  • +4
    General CommentThe guys is singing because his lover left him. Second hand news implies that when she hears anything about his life she hears it from a friend or something. My favorite Fleetwood Mac song.
    myhotelyearon June 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentActually, I think 'second hand news' refers to the fact that he feels he's now second best and not first and foremost anymore in the mind of the girl.
    opinionatedon January 24, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI know you have moved on...
    but break up sex is in order
    iheartmanateeson June 25, 2010   Link
  • +2
    TranslationSecond hand news is yesterday's news as in no longer wanted, needed, or relevant.
    shutemeon January 04, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe chorus is bow , bow, etc. He is laying in the grass and doing his stuff after he has been made second rate to another lover. The Newspaper is referred to. Put bowwow, newspaper, the grass and doing his stuff together, and it is apparant what the metaphor is. He feels demeaned to the point where he becomes a dog. I am always right. Thank you Spongeman
    Spongemanon October 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis SCREAMS break up sex. hahaha love it :) I still wonder if stevie and linsdey don't have hot angry hate sex after an arguement like they had on 'destiny rules'
    ilovefleetwoodmacon September 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom an interview with a Scottish newspaper in 2009: “Hell no!” the guitarist fires back. “They were true. Yes, they were frank. I wasn’t mincing any words about anything. But they were also offering a choice to her.”

    In Second Hand News he describes his rejection by Nicks, but also — as he sees it — “humorously” offers her the chance to make a booty call: “when times go bad, when times go rough, won’t you lay me down in the tall grass and let me do my stuff…”

    “At first I thought that was a little rude,” says Nicks. “I don’t think I saw a lot of humour. But now I kinda can.”
    youhooon March 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, probably my favorite mac song as well
    jays212on October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always think of sexy cowgirls, dont know why
    bkat004on September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song. I almost wish it were on Tusk: there are so many of my favorites there already, it would just round out the album a little more.
    Truthfully, there are just enough songs I like from Rumours, that you could take the songs I don't like from Tusk, and swap them one-for-one.
    Major Valoron August 14, 2006   Link

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