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 Roanoke, Virginia

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 currently make music in their respective homes of Atlanta, GA and Roanoke, VA, but every now and then get together to sang. ... more

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