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I was never able to look you in the eye.
Someone called me brave; somebody lied.
It’s no good trying to be good, it just hurts more every day.

If this were easy, It would be over.
If this were simple, We’d already be done.
When the whole world rests upon your shoulders
The best that you can do will never be enough.

I don’t want to be strong,
I don’t want to be smart.
I don’t want pity or prayers for my sinful heart.
It’s no fair trying to be fair, when the wicked wear angel wings.


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