Blood Of The Lamb

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lyrics

Blood Of The Lamb

Born to die, oh aren't we all?
But she was more than most
A baby's yell as the towers fell
That caught the holy ghost
He turned his eye and with a sign
Proclaimed that she was marked
He'd see her soon when earth's full moon
Returned in shades too dark

Blood of the lamb still on our hands
Wipe it clean ‘til those who can't stand
Will fall

Raised on glocks and cattle stocks
That ushered in her knot
To eat and pray and love the way
That ‘righteous folks’ were taught
But how could she untangle free, from what was yet to come?
An angry man, an angry plan
And pure delirium

Blood of the lamb…

Close your eyes and hear the cries
That echo in sunlight
A giggle, grin, then from within
A gasp that brought on night
She's almost ten and without sin
But that would not prevail
‘Cause the ghost returned, could not be spurned
And claimed the marked and frail

Blood of the lamb…

credits

from Games We Play, released February 10, 2018
Words and Music by Jennifer Schaffer (SOCAN)

Jennifer Schaffer - Acoustic guitar, Lead Vocal
Simon Law - Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Astrid Foster - Bass, Background Vocals
John Teshima - Electric Guitar, Grand piano, Wurlitzer
Jonathan Marks - Violin, String Section, Background Vocals
Gary Barnacle - Brass Arrangement (with Simon Law) Soprano, Tenor, Baritone and Bass Saxaphones (Gary would like to thank Tom Bacon & J.F. at D'Addario, Jason Lawton and Justyna McEwan)
Hannah Szeptycki, Manny Szeptycki, Dorothy Hwang, Klaudia and Luka Meier, Stacy Zosky, Jennifer Zosky, Karen Wingrove, Rachel Kasimer - Background Vocal Oohs

Recorded at Canterbury Music Co. Toronto, by Jeremy Darby; Studio Wolfrey, Toronto; SonyAtv Music Publishing Canada, Toronto by Simon Law and at 241 Studio, Kent, UK by Gary Barnacle.

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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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