Rhyming and Lyrics – Understated

Understated by Melodie Yvonne

My frustration here is understated
But I’m so tired of being berated
I just want that piece of pie
That got everyone else here high

I’m sick of being not quite real
It’s not fair I don’t get to feel
I’m sick of having to just take
All the while just tryin’ to make it

I’m tired of having to turn a cheek
Stop treating me like I am weak
It’s every ounce of strength I got
To not turn into what I’m not

It’s every little bit of soul
To keep from losing all control
It’s every ounce of energy
To keep me from destroying me

So please stop jumping on this wagon
To kick me off when I’m still draggin’
Please stop disrespecting me
Before I can’t just turn a cheek

Understand that I’m still real
Even if I’m not ideal
Understand that I am human
And you hurt with what you’re doin’

My frustration’s understated
Please don’t take your chance to weigh in
Please just go and let me be
I don’t need help destroying me.


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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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