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Tell me what’s on your mind
And I’ll leave it all behind
Because the worries can wait, I’ll let them gestate
‘Til they dissolve into a dew, into a dew

Ophelia – open up your heart
Ophelia – before they tear it apart

Tell me the secrets you keep
The ones that make you weep
In the night while you sleep, as the sandman creeps
Into the pool where you lie, pool where you lie

Ophelia – open up your heart
Ophelia – before you tear it apart

The smile upon your face is so full of grace
And I ache to believe but cannot conceive
That you’re not drowning in their wake

Ophelia – open up your heart
Ophelia – before I tear it apart

How is it your destiny to repeat my history?
Is it too late to ebb that tide, get off that ride
And just find your pride inside?

Tell me it’s in my mind
And that I’ll find, that I’ll find
That your words are true and you’ll save me too
From all my sad and foolish ways, my foolish ways

Don’t betray the strength you display
Ophelia, Ophelia,


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, Handclaps, Background Vocals
Astrid Foster - Bass, Background Vocals
John Teshima - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Background Vocals
Jonathan Marks - Violin, Background Vocals
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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