Rhyming and Lyrics – The Lion’s Den Sprint – IDHOTTL #5

This piece is number 5 in the collection I Do Heroin on the Train Line So You Don’t Have To: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to My Galaxie

The Lion’s Den Sprint by Melodie Yvonne

80 down a back road way out in BFE
We’re goin’ awful fast for never gonna leave
The headlights stab the black air as we travel down the road
Tryin’ to make it to the highway ‘fore the soberness takes hold

The pigs are stakin’ out the sides, but we’re one step ahead
‘Cause we don’t wanna go to jail, but don’t care if we’re dead
Tree skeletons engulf us as they fly by dirty windows
This ole back road’s full of evil, but there’s always room for more ghosts

Ole Smoky’s gainin’ on us, but our luck’s still holding out
Like the government holds water when the nations in a drought
Just a few more hills and hairpin turns are comin’ up ahead
And that pig might still be gainin’, but we don’t care if we’re dead

The road might curve before us, but our speed straightens it out
And we’ve lost that fucking porker for a second of his doubt
We lock it up and slide into a driveway on the right
Kill the car and hunker down and watch that fuckin’ pig fly by

We slither back on 250 fixin’ to ramble on
We’re pretty sure the coast is clear, but don’t care if he’s gone
‘Cause we still got that mission waitin’ for us up ahead…
We’re both almost fucking sober and we’d both rather be dead


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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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