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


This piece is a selection from the collection I Do Heroin on the Train Line So You Don’t Have To: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to My GalaxiePre-order your copy now at melodieyvonne.com/product-tag/i-do-heroin-on-the-train-line/

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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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