Rhyming and Lyrics – A Preemptive Strike

A Preemptive Strike by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

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I’m the one that’s walkin’ away
I don’t wanna think of you every day
I don’t wanna picture those words you’ll say
If the universe suddenly goes my way

This time I’m gonna walk away
If you don’t wanna stop me, get outta my way
So please just stop starin’, I got nothin’ to say
I’m not gonna live with your thoughts every day

I won’t be diverted by lust in your touch
I’ll stop all that wanting you ever so much
I’m not gonna be a new fall back crutch
I can’t be this stupid, enough is enough

This time I’m gonna walk away
If you don’t wanna stop me, get outta my way
So please just stop starin’, I got nothin’ to say
I’m not gonna live with your thoughts every day

These thoughts are unnerving and I want them gone
I been thinkin’ ‘bout your blue eyes far too long
I’ll cut all these ties by the end of this song
And take back my heart before you do it wrong

This time I’m gonna walk away
If you don’t wanna stop me, get outta my way
So please just stop starin’, I got nothin’ to say
I’m not gonna live with your thoughts every day

I don’t wanna know if you link to my soul
All I want is for you to just go
I don’t want the heartache that you’ll never know
I just want my mind to be in control

This time I’m gonna walk away
I want you to stop me, beg me to stay
Your eyes tell me you got somethin’ to say
But I’ll not keep on thinkin’ bout you every day

This time I’m the one that’s walkin’ away
I’m not gonna think of you every day
I’m not gonna picture those words you’d say
‘Cause my universe just plain doesn’t go that way



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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

1 Comment

  1. here's 2 not getting burned

    Many must understand this pain. It’s a great depiction of one of those agonizing crushes. The battle between the mind, offering sanity – and the heart’s silly dreams with the body’s desire.

    This one really lives – so moving

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