The Plunge

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Wash these hands, wash this face,
Oh, but no amount of water can erase
All the marks left by the past,
Tell me, did you realize each word you said would last?
I learned to swim; I learned to lie;
Hell, I even took the plunge, and got baptized.
But holy water soon went dry…
Tell me, where does all of our faith end up when it dies?

I can’t believe I can’t believe
Wash these clothes, wash the stains,
But all I want to wash is my damn brain.


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