Rhyming and Lyrics – Taking A Swim

Taking A Swim by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Swimming in a sea of endless negativity
I’m drowning
Crying and praying for just a breath of air
Wishing you had dug a little just until you found me
But I had to save myself ‘cause you weren’t there

Clawing my way out of all this self-inflicted doubt
gets harder
How does it hurt more each passing day?
Filled with deep regret for all the things I don’t confess
And all this pain inside me just won’t go away

I try to wear a smile but it only lasts a while
I’m fakin’
Hidin’ in these walls that just get higher
Finally get some air but feel like no one really cares I waste it
Usin’ it as fuel to fan my fire

Swimming in a sea of endless negativity
I’m drowning
Crying and praying for just a breath of air
Wishing you had dug a little just until you found me
But I had to save myself ‘cause you weren’t there

Swimming in a sea of endless negativity
I’m drowning
Crying and praying for just a breath of air
Wishing you had dug a little just until you found me
Now I’m tryin’ to save myself ‘cause you’re not here

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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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