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Games We Play

Can I blow you out like a candles flame?
Can the love we have not return again?
Can I bring you back if you stray too far away?

Can you read my mind can you read my eyes?
If I look away will it reveal the lies?
Can you banish me and refuse to head my cries?

And can we stop this game we play?
You go, I stay
You shun, I pray
But after today who’ll play?

Would you turn around would you take my bait?
Would you slow right down would you satiate?
Would you open wide and receive our tortured fate?

And can we stop this game we play…

These are thoughts I come to when you tend to roam
I cast my net out widely and call you back home
I prostrate at your feet then I beat my own retreat
When I sense defeat

Should I pack my bags and escape the pain?
Should I walk right out and my pride maintain?
Should I call your bluff having never called your name?

And can we stop this game we play…


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 Guitars, Background Vocals
Jonathan Marks - Violin
Denis Keldie - Accordion

Recorded at Canterbury Music Co. Toronto by Jeremy Darby; Studio Wolfrey Toronto and SonyAtv Music Publishing Canada by Simon Law.


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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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