Second string (English) — In sports the primary set of players used is the first string. The string being a line up of personnel.
The second string are players held in reserve to replace players in the first string that are no longer able to play.
This can result from rest cycles, injury, or conduct.
"Second string" in lyrics
My head's ringing, like it was Spider Sense tingling
Lit ya like Green Bay did when they shitted on New England
I'm out the game, put the second string in
This Brandy got me swinging, bobbing back and forth like a penguin
Delinquent, toking microphones with broken English
I ride with my niggas, I'd die for my...
To all my second string bitches, try and get a baby
Trying to get a baby, now you talkin' crazy
I don't give a damn if you used to talk to Jay Z
Then terror seized the black-haired bride
Fa la la la la la la la la la
The second string played a doleful sound
<em>Lay the bairn tae the bonnie broom</em>
"The younger sister, oh she is drowned"