Rhyming and Lyrics – A Beautiful Mess Like Me

A Beautiful Mess Like Me by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

You are a beautiful mess just like me
I see in your arms my safe place to be free
but we are two fools that can’t get it together
writhing in silence through furious weather

Damaged and broken with rot in our cores
How could we expect to be loved any more
when most of our feelings come off of cold labels
and real true romance only happens in fables

Barely just found my heart’s torn apart pieces
Scared of your mind and the lust it unleashes
Blindingly juxtaposed and we’re in pieces
Do I just wanna fuck or do I really need this?

A peek in your heart made my soul want to dance
so a look in your eyes is a glance I can’t chance
Locking our soul windows might bring us near
but this soul recognition’s now something I fear

The cold in the dark sent me runnin’ away
but it wasn’t the real reason I didn’t stay
Scared that you’ll love me but scared you’ll reject me
Fearing I’ll ruin you, afraid you’ll infect me

Barely just met you and my mind’s in pieces
Torn between running and riding your jesus
Blindingly jaded we picked up our pieces
We’re comfortably numb, let carnality feed us

You are a beautiful mess just like me
I see in your eyes my safe place to be free
but we’re still two fools that can’t get it together
and lost in our silence we’ll miss our forever



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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.”


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