Rhyming and Lyrics – Just Another Night – IDHOTTL #8

This piece is #8 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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Just Another Night (aka Hey! I Hung Out With You At That House On State Street) by Melodie Yvonne

I’m the only one that’s sober once again tonight
I just want a bit of quiet, not another fight
‘Cause all this shit just gets real old every fucking day
I’d take my baby girl and leave, but ‘cause of her I’m stayin’

I’m tryin’ to whitewash all the bullshit stained onto these walls
If I don’t hold my shit together we’re all gonna fall
But everywhere I go it seems I’m just a piece of meat
Don’t wanna stay, but got no place to go if I could even leave

It’s just another night of takin’ care of drunks I guess
It’s just another night that my whole life‘s a fucking mess
It’s just another night that some dude knocks me to the floor
While everybody in the room just watches and giggles for more

“Teddy, you don’t wanna do this. ‘Member I’m your friend.“
I know I gotta stay calm, but this fucker’s got me pinned
“Teddy, please don’t do this, buddy, please just let me go.”
Fuck, I know I gotta stay calm, but this shit is gettin’ old

I’m beggin’ and I’m pleadin’ and I’m tryin’ to talk him down
But he just says he loves me as he grinds into the ground
The laughin‘s gettin’ louder and it echoes all around
Why the fuck is no one helpin’ me? I try to block the sounds

“Teddy, please don’t do this, buddy, please just let me go.“
He’s really not a bad guy, but that vodka’s got his soul
“Teddy, please, you’re scaring me.” Fuck, now I’m gonna cry
Oh wait! That tears got his attention there’s some life back in his eyes

He shakes his head and slowly blinks and then he blinks again
Oh good! I think he’s comin’ to, I think this bullshit’s gonna end
He loosens up his grip and finally, slowly sets me free
I get up, dust myself back off, and then I start to clean

I really just don’t wanna stay, but don’t know how to leave
I put the table back, pick up the glass, and mend a sleeve
It’s just another night that my whole life’s a fucking mess
But you’re not supposed to walk away from family I guess


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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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