Dreaming in Reverse


Dreaming in Reverse by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Every time I’m dreaming my dream I’m back on that bus to Detroit
With every tear drop that falls away goes a little bit more of that noise
The rain turns to sleet, though, and freezing rain puts a nice sheet of ice round my heart
And this soul grows weary I think it quite clearly can no longer get a cold start

The roar of those tires found pavement on down
These muffled old headphones don’t drown out the sound
All of those things you said on that day saved my revenant soul
What a lie you became

Every time you knew I’d be there, and all of that time I guess you didn’t care
You knew I loved blind and loved unaware, and now it’s your soul that’s the cross that I bare

The roar of those tires found pavement on down
These muffled old headphones don’t drown out your sound
All of those things that you said on that day gave me unabashed hope
What a lie you became

The patience I lack is the patience for fate, I’m foolishly locked in a warp speed like wait
I feel like I’m tip toeing right off this globe, I spin outta control and just hope I’m not thrown

‘Cause the roar of the tires found pavement on down
My muffled old headphones don’t drown out the sounds
All of those things you said on that day saved my revenant soul
What a lie you became

All of those things you said on that day put a noose round my throat
What a lie you became

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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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