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 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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