Rhyming and Lyrics – Cold Concrete Cage – IDHOTTL #10

This piece is #10 in the collection I Do Heroin on the Train Line So You Don’t Have To: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to My Galaxie.

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Cold Concrete Cage by Melodie Yvonne

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
But here I sit, here I live, here I just stay

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
And we keep right on grindin’ just tryin’ to fill holes
Subconscious bribery “does us a favor”
And we just sit numbly wishing for a Savior

I just keep prayin’ for God to set me free
I can’t do this again, why won’t He just kill me?
I’m tryin’ to be good, but it feels so alone
Don’t make me live in this cold concrete home

It’s past twenty years now, and I’m still here grindin’
Don’t even think no more just obey blindly
Fuck. My life’s gone now, and soon it’s my soul
This industrial nightmare is swallowing me whole


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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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