See How They Run

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Three boys march on in front of us;
With each of them I’ve been in love.
They’re off limits for various and sundry qualifications.

We took a walk into the woods,
And talked about our childhoods
She told us tests would do no good:
We are what we are.
The rocks, they sparkled with heaven’s dust,
And here away from the smog and rust,
I knew that it was in god I trust-
I’m following stars.

She handed me a paper bag,
‘twas full of pieces of the past
To tuck away inside my head, along with every book I’ve read.

Maybe one day I will be wise;
As for now, I’ve just got big eyes,
A mouth agape, as I realize each day brings with it a surprise.


from here's to hoping, released October 11, 2011
Written by: Emily 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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