Ashes, Ashes

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I’m a log, and I am floating all by myself,
All by myself,
Through these rapids, swift and winding,
Crying for help, crying for help.
Those I used to know are standing,
Trees in the wind, trees in the wind,
I float on towards a landing
Without a friend , without a friend.

These shallow roots
Weren’t tied to you
This rocky soil
Ain’t my home anymore

Lady on the bank will find me,
And take me home, and take me home.
I will dry out and then I’ll become firewood,
Be firewood.


from here's to hoping, released October 11, 2011
Written By: Emily Backus
Vocals/Guitar: Catherine Backus
Banjo/Vocals: Emily Backus


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The Skipperdees Athens, Georgia

The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film "Fat Man and Little Boy" which featured Paul Newman with a mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people. They are Capricorns and vegetarians. Come say hey at or find them in one of the seven Waffle House locations in their current home of Athens, GA. ... more

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