Mother Mary

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He said I have your smile.
Well, for a while, you took it away.
You said you’re grieving a loss;
It wouldn’t have cost much for me to stay.

Don’t bring god’s name to your false claims.

Mother Mary did not raise me
Mother Mary did not save me
Mother Mary ain’t my family
Mother Mary did not save me

I tried to give you a chance,
To alter your stance,
And spare me this pain,
But you remained unbending,
It’s no use mending esteem with disdain

I can’t hate you, but I want to.


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