Lily Schaffer

Lily Schaffer

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Chicago based literate alt-pop that merges wry, intelligent songwriting with catchy, hummable melodies.

Biography

"Lemonade, the debut album by Chicago singer-songwriter Lily Schaffer, immediately brings to mind the wryly clever pop of Aimee Mann and Fiona Apple. With a canon of strong songs that are as witty as they are biting, as catchy and pop-minded as they are literate, Schaffer is set to garner quite a bit of attention with Lemonade."

-Examiner.com

Lemonade, released independently by Lily Schaffer, was recorded at Velvet Shirt Studios in Chicago and was produced by long term Chicago music veteran Danny Shaffer. Contributers on the album include Gerald Dowd of Frisbie and Jim Dinou of the Most Dangerous Race. Lily and her band recently did a set for ENE’s Chicago Rocks segment. Lily is also the long running host of the open mic at the Innertown Pub in Wicker Park on Thursday nights at 10pm.

Lyrics

rubber match

Written By: Lily Schaffer

I know you wanna knock me out
well, guess what? your goal is a bout.
you're waiting for the count of three
to get at me

I know you wanna crack my head
guess what? I'm already dead
hanging around to haunt the ring
depending on what you believe

but if you think there's hope
well, here's the rope
I'll be the first to hand you the trophy
and if the uppercut
just isn't enough
don't worry, you'll get me
in round three

I know you wanna break me in
well, my glass jaw's wearing thin
but you're more content to bob and weave
than hit me

you think you've got a shot in hell
aim on, I'm just a shell
a blank bold faced legacy
on a marquee

but if you think there's hope
well, here's the rope
I'll be the first to hand you the trophy
and if the uppercut
just isn't enough
don't worry, you'll get me
in round three

'cause you're an amateur, baby

all he wants

Written By: Lily Schaffer

I know that girl
she's Holly GoLightly
she speaks so fucking brightly
that you can't see anything

oh, mother of pearl
you go for adornment
she's another ornament
that doesn't mean anything

all he wants
is just another kick in the shins
why don't you give it to him?

so, place the bet
he'll run from the stables
the jockey is able
long as he's ponying up

the string quartet
will go with the odds here
though the message is unclear
he thinks that the bottle's enough

all he wants
is just another kick in the shins
why don't you give it to him?

the light at the end of the tunnel
is just a funnel for you to slip through

all he wants
is just another kick in the shins
why don't you give it to him?
all he wants is another cyrano curse
baby, if you wish for the worst
you'll get the worst

Discography

Lemonade LP, 2009

Set List

Set lists usually consist of 12 songs that are usually originals, but I have been known to do an Aimee Mann or Fiona Apple cover every so often.