Rhyming and Lyrics – Cold Concrete Home

Cold Concrete Home by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Sittin’ here listenin’ to industrial crickets
Folks walkin’ ‘round like they’re lost on a mission
And I never wanted to be stuck here this way
But here I sit, here I live, here I just stay

Factory made melodies lull us to sleep
And anti-emotion pills hide what we keep
But what I keep doesn’t need hid every day
I’m not scared what you’ll think of these things I say

Then I say softly please don’t let me be
Then I say softly just stay here with me
Cuddle me softly don’t leave me alone
Don’t make me go back to that cold concrete home

And again I hear humming of industrial crickets
Lost souls all around me just gettin’ their fixes
Use and repeat at least twice a day
To get through this shift in the least feeling way

Top level merchandise buys out our souls
We keep right on grinding just tryin’ to fill holes
Subconscious bribery “does us a favor”
And we just sit numbly wishing for a Savior

Then I beg softly please don’t let me be
Then I beg softly just stay here with me
Cuddle me softly don’t leave me alone
Don’t make me go back to that cold concrete home

Past twenty years gone yet here I’m still grinding
Don’t even think no more just obey blindly
Guess my life’s gone now and soon it’s my soul
This industrial nightmare has swallowed me whole

I begged you softly please don’t let me be
I begged you softly just stay here with me
Too late to save me now leave me alone
I’m safe and I’m used to my cold concrete home


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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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