The Other End (of the Flattened Curve)

by Jen Schaffer and The Shiners

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This song was written and recorded while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic in Riverdale, Toronto with cameos from honorary Shiners, Dot Hwang and Emmanuel Szeptycki. We also created an accompanying homespun lyric video. youtu.be/dJN1N-OLtxc

We ask, in lieu of payment for the download, that you please donate if you can to the Sunnybrook Foundation Covid-19 Response or to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success' Food for Kids Covid-19 Response at www.tfss.ca.

We have singled out these foundations, as they hit close to home... our Shiner bandmate, John, is a doctor at Sunnybrook Hospital and Dot (who plays keyboards on this tune) is an elementary school teacher at Rose Avenue Junior Pubic School here in Toronto. So it is with gratitude that we dedicate this song to both of them and to all the frontline workers and heroes - grocery clerks, nurses, public transports operators, garbage collectors and the like.

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released April 17, 2020

Words and Music - Jennifer Schaffer
Producer and Arranger - Simon Law
Guitar and Vocals - Jennifer Schaffer
Drums, Bass, Percussion, Back Ground Vocals - Simon Law
Violin - Emmanuel Szeptycki
Keyboards - Dorothy Hwang

Sound engineered and mixed by Simon Law aka The Funky Ginger at Studio Wolfrey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Album artwork heavily borrowed from Albert Camus' La Peste.

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Jen Schaffer and The Shiners Toronto, Ontario

Jen Schaffer is a Montreal-born, former Ohio and now Toronto resident singer-songwriter. Jen has honed her own brand of original soulful acoustic roots music with the help of her dedicated band and collaborators, The Shiners - Simon Law (a.k.a. The Funky Ginger), Astrid Foster, John T, and Jonathan Marks. ... more

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Track Name: The Other End (of the Flattened Curve)
The Other Side (of the Flattened Curve)

Know the curve that kills
Culls the herd with skill
Can frighten, freeze and fell the breath

But know that it can flatten
widen the gap that happens
Between our species’ life and death

So keep your distance
And I’ll see you on the other end

A sane resistance
And I’ll see you on the other end
My friend

A long time coming
long time humming
This damned elusive Pimpernel

It won’t distinguish
Western style from English
But agitate all in its swell

So keep your distance
And I’ll see you on the other end

A sane resistance
And I’ll see you on the other end

My friend

So know that it can flatten
widen the gap that happens
Between our species’ life and death

So keep your distance
And I’ll see you on the other end

A sane resistance
And I’ll see you on the other end
My friend

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