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She stepped out in the street as she took off her veil
No longer felt the need to save a faith so frail
And as the crowds appeared she faded out of view
Abandoning her life for hopes of something new
She was gone

Born to a world that had her fear the other kind
Told she’s the chosen one but never taught to shine
She came from a stiff-necked crowd, always awkward squads
But she alone desired the strength to face down God
And be gone

If they preach about the coming of the light
With torches lit and a heart stone-cold from fright
I’ll take darkness over the day
I’ll take darkness over the day
And be gone and be gone

She caught a glimpse one day of liberty sublime
And knew her great escape could happen anytime
The only thing to do was to ignite a pyre
And burn in effigy with a cleansing fire
And be gone


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

Jennifer Schaffer - Acoustic guitar, Lead Vocal, Background Vocals
Simon Law - Drums, Percussion.
Astrid Foster - Bass
John Teshima - Electric Guitar
Jonathan Marks - Violin
Denis Keldie - Lowrey Organ
Manny Szeptycki - Mouth Percussion

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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