Rhyming and Lyrics – Old Town Shuffle – IDHOTTL #9

This piece is #9 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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Old Town Shuffle by Melodie Yvonne

Everything’s real quiet as we sit in the car
We’re a little down the road, but not very far
How long this’ll take really nobody knows
Right now a pin drop’d make canyon echoes

Then all of the sudden Ike jumps in the car screamin’
“Drive! Motherfucking drive! It’s the motherfucking law!”
“What the fuck?!?! I can’t go! What about Susie?!?!“
“They done got her ass! Now we gotta move, babe!”

We lurch on the road, headlights slicin’ the dark
I point the car north, gonna slide by our mark
It’s 20 and windin’ on 7 through old town
I slink through real slow tryin’ to see what the fuck’s down

I snake ‘round the curve, red and blue lights the sky
I’m paranoid as fuck ‘cause I’m guilty and high
Just a matter of time ‘fore those pigs come and get me
‘Cause I’m that dumb bitches number one enemy

But wouldn’t you know, I got me some luck
I guess it’s a good thing that whore likes to suck
She’s been spreading those beef curtains all around town
And I guess there’s a line to take that dumb bitch down

So I done got there late and didn’t take a number
And I mighta set fire to that skanky ass dumpster
But even the cops thought that bitch was pathetic
And everyone ‘round town was taken the credit

Well, what could I do besides let ‘em all have it?
I been there and done that, survival takes practice
And the only thing better than gettin’ revenge
Is stayin’ squeaky fuckin’ clean in the end

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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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