Giving up Your Ghost

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Every sacred vow is meaningless now.
Where was god when you needed him?
It takes two to keep a promise
And she couldn’t make you love her again.
She just wanted to be wanted.

Your ghost haunts these halls;
She painted the walls, but the marks that you left bleed through.
And thirty-one years don’t just disappear
By replacing all the old with new,
But she just didn’t know what else to do.

Tonight I will try to forgive what I know I cannot change anymore.
You can’t take my song, you can’t write these wrongs,
This was never meant to be my war,
Though I still wear all the battle scars.

Some things can’t be saved.


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