Sweetly Stings

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Take back every word you spoke, take it back.
Saying them just makes me choke, take it back.
One day I might have the strength that I now lack,
But I don’t need the things you gave, take them back.

I’ll imitate birds until I fly.

Sever all the ties that bind, cut them now.
They’re nothing but one big lie, cut them now.
Every time I try to climb, I get knocked down.
Sampson don’t deserve his hair, cut it now.

I’ll imitate birds until I fly.
I’ll pretend to live until I die.


from here's to hoping, released October 11, 2011
Written By: Catherine Backus
Vocals/Guitar: Catherine 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 theskipperdees.com. or find them in one of the seven Waffle House locations in their current home of Athens, GA. ... more

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