Secondhand

Secondhand

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Reminiscent of the 90s rock they grew up on, Secondhand is an extremely original acoustic rock 4-piece featuring the unique yet powerful voice and emotionally sincere words of singer/songwriter Jake Shimon.

Biography

Reminiscent of the 90s rock they grew up on, Secondhand is an extremely original acoustic rock 4-piece whose music is both moving and irresistibly catchy. With the release of 3 EPs and over 50 shows in under 2 years, it’s no surprise that Secondhand’s music has quickly spread throughout their hometown of Madison Wisconsin and across the Midwest. The band features the powerfully unique voice and emotionally sincere words of singer/songwriter Jake Shimon, whose new and refreshing melodies are complemented by the voice and lead guitar work of Derek Arnold, the virtuoso bass stylings of Nick Danola, and the intricate beats of drummer Blake Arnold. Ready to break onto the national scene, Secondhand has performed in Midwest cities including Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee and of course Madison, with radio play on Madison’s WMAD, WJJO, and WSUM, Washington University in St. Louis station KWUR, University of Arizona station KAMP, and most recently were featured on “The Radar Report” on XM Radio’s Unsigned Channel 43. Crowd favorites like “Waiting on Summertime” and “Sideways Days” have helped Secondhand prove their undeniable talent and validity in today’s music industry and are sure to keep listeners humming for days. With the release of their first full length album “In The Wake” on December 2, 2005, their recent spots opening for national acts Local H and Michael Grabicki of Rusted Root, and a music video for the first single “Anymore” recently completed, Secondhand continues to gain recognition and plans to continue expanding their audience to the next level.

Lyrics

Anymore

Written By: Jake Shimon

I know now the more things change the more they stay the same
I know now that I will never understand this game
In this mess I call my life I can’t find what I need
And it just gets harder and harder ‘til I’m down on my knees

What can I say, I’m falling farther every day
Take it away, nobody warned me it would be this way

And I’m aware that life’s not fair, I watch it vanish in this air
But I don’t mind it anymore
And I can’t breathe, and I can’t see, it never made it back to me
And I can’t find it anymore, but I don’t mind it anymore
Anymore

In the time before I die I’d like to be alright
More I try the more I cry cuz I’m all alone tonight
Thought about the things I’ve done and things I’d never do
But it all came crashing down and I can’t quite make it through

What can I say, I’m falling farther every day
Take it away, nobody warned me it would be this way

And I’m aware that life’s not fair, I watch it vanish in this air
But I don’t mind it anymore
And I can’t breathe, and I can’t see, it never made it back to me
And I can’t find it anymore, but I don’t mind it anymore
Anymore

What can you do, it’s not up to you
Running around, what have you found?
What can you do? It’s not up to you
Running around, what have you found?
Searching your soul, out of control

And I’m aware that life’s not fair, I watch it vanish in this air
But I don’t mind it anymore
And I can’t breathe, and I can’t see, it never made it back to me
And I can’t find it anymore, but I don’t mind it anymore
Anymore, anymore, anymore

Forever

Written By: Jake Shimon

I don’t know if I can do this anymore
Don’t know if I’ve got it in me
And now I wonder what I’m really looking for
Close my eyes so I can see

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

I don’t know if I am giving in too soon
And everyone is counting on me
But I don’t care if I am singing out of tune
Cuz all I need to be is free

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

And I don’t want to be the one who lets you down forever
And I don’t want to be the one who makes you frown forever
I just want to be the one who makes you proud in the long run
And let you know I’ll never forget you, I’ll never forget you

I still don’t know if there is anybody there
Don’t know if they’re looking for me
And I don’t think that this is going anywhere
Or if I’m who I want to be

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

I don’t want to say that everyone was right
I don’t want to be the one

And I don’t want to be the one who lets you down forever
And I don’t want to be the one who makes you frown forever
I just want to be the one who makes you proud in the long run
And let you know I’ll never forget you, I’ll never forget you
I’ll never forget you, whoa, whoa

Questionable Weather

Written By: Jake Shimon

I just finally pulled myself together
Why’s you have to go and fall apart
I know we’ve had questionable weather
But we’ve come a long way from the start

And I’m not ready to give in, I think I’m ready to begin

I know I need this, it’s the one thing that makes sense
I know you need this just as well
I know I need this
And all it takes it confidence
And I’m not ready to give it up

Everything is starting to get better
How could we just throw it all away
I remember way back in September
All the way to where we are today

And I’m not ready to give in, I think I’m ready to begin

I know I need this, it’s the one thing that makes sense
I know you need this just as well
I know I need this
And all it takes it confidence
And I’m not ready to give it up

And I’m trying hard to let you know you’re needed here
And I’m trying hard to let you know you’re needed here
And I’m trying hard to let you know you’re needed here

I just finally pulled myself together
Why’s you have to go and fall apart
I know we’ve had questionable weather
But we’ve come a long way from the start

And I’m not ready to give in, I think I’m ready to begin

I know I need this, it’s the one thing that makes sense
I know you need this just as well
I know I need this
And all it takes it confidence
And I’m not ready to give it up
No I’m not ready to give it up
And I’m not ready to give it up

Down Again

Written By: Jake Shimon

I am lying down at your feet
I admit it tastes bittersweet
I cannot deny that this has gone on too long
I have tried but I can’t figure out what’s wrong, with me

And it’s been on my mind, but I can’t seem to find
Anything at all, as I fall down again

I am speechless now, what to say?
As I spin around in this grave
Will this always be that one thing in my head?
Will I ever see that this has been misread, again and again and again?

And it’s been on my mind, but I can’t seem to find
Anything at all, as I fall down again

Don’t know what went wrong, all I had is gone
Turn the music on, pick the saddest song
I can’t take it back, I can’t turn around
I can’t let it go, need to let you know
You are all I want, you are all I need
I just need you here, right here next to me
Don’t know what went wrong, turn the music on
Turn the music on, turn the music on

And on my mind, but I can’t seem to find
Anything at all, as I fall down again

In The Wake

Written By: Jake Shimon

What is the truth? What do you mean? I don’t believe in anything
What can you do when all that you see is part of this altered reality?
How can it be? What can I say? It doesn’t mean anything anyway
I’m just gonna say I want you to stay away, you’re always making waves

Making waves
Always making waves

I’ll say it again, I’ve said it before, you just can’t trust anyone anymore
I can’t understand, don’t know if I can, don’t know if I’m ready to be the man
I’ve never been mad, I’ve never been mean, I’ve never been anything in between
I’m just gonna say I want you to stay away you’re always making waves

Making waves
Always making waves

Just who do you think I am?
Just who do you think I am?
I say, hey I am just a man
It’s true, it’s true and I’m so broke that I can’t afford to lie

I can’t afford to lie, I can’t afford to lie, yeah, yeah, yeah

Just who do you think I am?
Just who do you think I am?
I say, hey I am just a man
It’s true, it’s true, you’re always making waves

Making waves
Always making waves

With You

Written By: Jake Shimon

Waiting at the door, waiting for the empty moment
Coming back for more, for more
Such a life to lead, need to catch a different drift
Watch the way you walk and talk for me

Careful what you say, careful what you do, be true
Try so hard to fly, struggle to get by, with you

Make another bet, hope that this time it will pay off
Not convinced just yet, just yet
Silence in your eyes, echoes of the precious feelings
Everything denied but justified

Careful what you say, careful what you do, be true
Try so hard to fly, struggle to get by, with you

Anything goes but everybody knows that
Truly there is nothing left to say
Don’t know if it was but everybody does the
Things they know they should not anyway, anyway

Lost inside a dream, losing what I thought was real
Weakening the beams, the beams
Left without a trace, Hard to have an honest answer
Has it been remembered or erased

Careful what you say, careful what you do, be true
Try so hard to fly, struggle to get by, with you

Anything goes but everybody knows that
Truly there is nothing left to say
Don’t know if it was but everybody does the
Things they know they should not anyway, anyway

So Careful what you say, and be careful what you do, be true
Try so hard to fly, struggle to get by, with you

With you, with you, with you

Discography

In The Wake - 2005
Six Down EP - 2005
Two Hours Late EP - 2003
Voice Mail EP - 2002

Set List

Originals:
With You, Waiting On Summertime, Anymore, Forever, Maybe Tomorrow, Hide Away, Desire, Down Again, Questionable Weather, In The Wake, Still Can't Leave, Sideways Days, Voice Mail, Something I Can't Hide, On A Higher Plane, Saturday Mourning, Depth Perception, Waiting Wanting Without

Set Length: 2 hours

Covers: Jimmie's Chicken Shack - Do Right, Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song, Coldplay - In My Place, Radiohead - High & Dry, Foo Fighters - Big Me, Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away, Gary Jules - Mad World