Rhyming and Lyrics – Part Mine: I Gave Eight and Owe Me One

Seed Guzzler Part Mine: I Gave Eight and Owe Me One by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Neglect for seeing others ways
Is how you run them all away
See just because you’re kinda smarter
Doesn’t get you any farther

And you don’t hear what they’re saying
Even when they play your way
‘Cause you’re too busy passing judgment
To done notice all your fun went

You’re too busy seeing wrongs
To even try to get along
And you’ve been this way oh so long
That you’ve forgotten you’re a song

You forgot how to be playful
You forgot this world is beautiful
‘Cause you just see all the worst
You point out all the bad things first

And then you throw in your two cents
Like your opinion pays the rent
Like money’s evil but yours spends
And then you think you own your friends

You’re too busy seeing wrongs
To even try to get along
And you’ve been this way oh so long
That you’ve forgotten you’re a song

Yeah you’ve worked hard and earned your dreams
But that don’t give you rights to things
Lucky yes, but you’re not special
Yet somehow you’ve got a head full

You’re not better or a victim
Everybody’s life’s got friction
And it goes bad in an instant
Cast the first stone when you’ve not sinned

You’re too busy seeing wrongs
To even try to get along
And you’ve been this way oh so long
That you’ve forgotten you’re a song

Yeah I’m too busy seeing wrongs
To even try to get along
And I’ve been this way oh so long
That I’ve forgotten I’m a song

Yeah I’ve been this way oh so long that I forgot my song

Feature photo courtesy of Joon Wolfsberg


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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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