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lyrics

Garnet Strand

Came upon him head in hand
More like refuse than he was man
But dusted off the soot and sand
Revealed the gem, the garnet strand 

Semi-precious
Ruby to me…

Out of the mine, the sun on skin
Escape the discord, drone and din
Polish hard, brilliant from bland
He'll shine again like a garnet strand

Semi-precious
Ruby to me…

Kept in the dark
Dampened the spark
Just a passing remark
That would never see the light of day
But can't be repressed
Buffed by distress
A defiant progress 
Even though she hoped that he'd obey

Thought she owned him, soul and all
Hers to reject and then recall
But unlike jewels modest or grand
He'll not be pawned like a garnet strand

Semi-precious
Ruby to me…

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 Guitars
Jonathan Marks - Violin, Background Vocals
Hannah Szeptycki, Manny Szeptycki, Dorothy Hwang, Klaudia and Luka Meier, Stacy Zosky, Jennifer Zosky, Karen Wingrove, Rachel Kassimer - Handclaps

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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