Keep It Simple, Stupid

Keep It Simple, Stupid by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Dedicated to Vernie Long <3

Spoken word audio only:

Keep it simple, keep it plain
It all passes even rain
Don’t be scared child, don’t be sad
Dream this life the best you’d have

Keep it slow child, take some time
Smell the roses, rest, unwind
Don’t you fret now, don’t you cry
‘Cause life is fast and passes by

Dream this life the best you’d have
All the smiles and all the bad
Love your soul and where it’s rooted
And just keep it simple, stupid

Keep it simple, stay in check
Be the you that’s very best
Don’t be angry, no since ragin’
Karma’s got your back now baby

Keep it happy, smile a mile
Grinnin’ always stays in style
And if there’s ever clouds above ya
Know I’m reachin’ down to love ya

Dream this life the best you’d have
All the smiles and all the bad
Love your soul and where it’s rooted
And just keep it simple, stupid

Love your life and where you’re rooted
And just keep it simple, stupid


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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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