80 Grams

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80 Grams by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Exhausted emotions swinging so freely
Strayed wishes for someone somewhere to see me
I’m getting so tired and wishin’ for solace
This sure as hell ain’t what our parents taught us

Thought I’d be somethin’ or at least I’d be free
but I’m guessin’ what really ain’t meant to be
Tryin’ to be pure and find hope to hold onto
but gettin’ so tired wearin’ cement filled shit boots

Love me or leave me I’m all that I am
I’m an old broken record you pressed 80 grams
Love me or leave me I’m all that I am
and you’re not gonna change me so why give a damn

Lost in my mind’s twisted carnival soup
I’m stuck feelin’ caged all ensnared in a loupe
Thousands of eyeballs are focused down on me
from judgmental faces so wretched and beastly

Digital silhouettes rise with their glow
and they try to attack my frail analog soul
Then a smile on your lips brings me quite a surprise
but I’m over and done with your pixel filled eyes

Love me or leave me I’m all that I am
I’m an old broken record you pressed 80 grams
Love me or leave me I’m all that I am
No matter your patch my whole melody’s damned

Love me or leave me I’m all that I am
Still that old broken record you pressed 80 grams
Love me or leave me I’m all that I am
and you’re not gonna change me so why give a damn

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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