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Ominous Change

Dreary day, clouds come across the lake
Must be the nimbostratus kind
With its dark and ragged rainy edge
Storm coming up close behind

Here it comes
Ominous change

Feel the shift at the shoreline
Two fronts are going to collide
Air thickens, then it turns real still
As it penetrates deep inside

Here it comes
Ominous change

Undulating cumulonimbus, beware the super cell
Forces far too tumultuous to ever think you know them well
So give it up

Electrical charges build up underground
‘Till it can’t wait no more
The difference too large to be endured
Lightning unleashed from the storm’s core

Here it comes
Ominous change


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
Jonathan Marks - Wurlitzer, String Section, Background Vocals
Gary Barnacle - Brass Arrangement, Soprano, Tenor, Baritone and Bass Saxaphones (Gary thanks Tom Bacon & J.F. at D'Addario, Jason Lawton and Justyna McEwan)
Carmen Wiebe - Background Vocals

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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