About Secrets

"Secrets" was the second single by Grinspoon which was released from their second studio album Easy. It was released in January 2000 on the Grudge label (the Australian imprint of Universal Records), reaching No. 83 on the Australian Singles Chart and polling at No. 73 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2000. The song is played in dropped B tuning and is counted by fans as their best song from the Easy album. The video shows Phil Jamieson, who suffered a breakup, planning to rob a pawn shop. Two versions were made for the video, with one showing the band members shooting guns in the beginning. 


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Such a pity
You left today
From the city
Of broken waves
All though you promised
I've been betrayed
4 some secret
That you needed
4 some secret
She's the girl that you never liked anyway
Kill the city
In waterways
In the shitty
Brown golden waves
Although you promised
I feel betrayed
4 some secret
That you needed
4 some secret
She's the girl that you never liked anyway

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Grinspoon are an Australian rock band from Lismore, New South Wales formed in 1995 and fronted by Phil Jamieson on vocals and guitar with Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass guitar and Kristian Hopes on drums. Also in 1995, they won the Triple J-sponsored Unearthed competition for Lismore, with their post-grunge song "Sickfest". Their name was taken from Dr. Lester Grinspoon an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who supports marijuana for medical use. more »

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8 facts about this song

Basic Information
"Secrets" is a song by an Australian rock band known as Grinspoon. - The song was released in the year 2007 as part of their sixth album "Alibis & Other Lies."
Chart Performance
"Secrets" debuted at number 83 on the ARIA Singles Chart. - It reached its peak position at number 47, making "Secrets" one of Grinspoon's most successful songs.
Video Clip
The video clip for "Secrets" is known for its unique concept. - The clip depicts a 'human clock' with band members and extras acting as the clock's different elements.
Writers and Producers
The song was written by Phil Jamieson and Pat Davern, Grinspoon band members. - It was produced by Ramesh Sathiah, who has worked extensively with the band over their career period.
Lyrics and Meaning
The song's lyrics are seen as conveying a message about maintaining personal integrity and truth, interpreted as the 'secrets' between people. - It is often quoted for its line, "Honesty is out of style, so hammer in the coffin nails."
Live Performances
Grinspoon has performed "Secrets" in various live shows and tours across Australia. - The song also became prevalent in the set-list of their concerts due to its popularity.
Critical Reception
Critics praise the song for its catchy chorus and meaningful lyrics. - It is also noted for its powerful guitar riffs and energetic drumming, displaying the band's typical rock sound.
Even after years of its release, "Secrets" remains one of Grinspoon's most loved songs. - The song continues to enjoy radio airplay, reflective of its lasting impact.

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