Murder He Wrote

from by Melanie Dewey

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small town, little house
penny kept to herself
so when he came around
it was a feeling she had never felt
in an instant,
he swept her off her feet
but you can’t fall in love with the devil
if you don’t wanna take the heat.

Annie wasn’t ready
to leave home just yet
but he knocked on her door
her worries jumped the fence
they rode into the sunset
and together they both sang
but you can’t ask for a grand exit
without going out with a bang.

Whoah, everyone told her
to keep lookin’ over her shoulder
but she was dead when he wrapped her heart
inside his twisted fingers.
Whoah, tall dark handsome,**
written all over his ransom
note, wherever he rode, murder he wrote.

Danielle was smart as hell,
but her head was always in the books
confused, subdued,
when this boy started givin’ her the look
sooner or later
he won her over with his smarts
but she should have thrown up the red flag
when he said breakin’ hearts was an ancient art


Sandra was a dancer
in a famous bar down south
a little too mysterious
so no one ever asked her out
but one man loved a challenge
so he asked to be shown around town
but when he looked into her eyes,
he fell in love for the first time...

whoah, something in her eyes spoke to him
whoah, that twinkle of sin mixed with innocence
whoah, he thought he’d never be alone again
but oh, she had other plans for him

‘cause whoah, everyone told her
to keep looking over her shoulder
so she was ready when he tried to
wrap her heart inside his fingers
whoah, tall dark handsome,
doesn’t do much for a dead man, oh,
karma has spoke, ‘cause murder she wrote.


from Between The Lines, released April 22, 2014
Song written by: Melanie Dewey
Melanie Dewey - Lead and Background vocals
David Lukens - Producer, Keyboard, Piano
Eric Fritsch - Sound Engineer, Guitar, Bass
Keio Stroud - Drums
Alec Aldred - Trumpet
Andrew Friederichs - Trombone
Alto Sax - Neil Carson
Horn Arranging and Transposing: Ryan Reeson, Daniel Strange, Sami Ahmed
Horn Session Engineer: Nathan Curry
Recorded in Nashville, TN at Eastwood Studios



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Melanie Dewey Syracuse, New York

Melanie Dewey's music can be described as alternative pop paired with lyrically driven country music. Melanie has a vast love for all genres, and under a previous project, VaporEyes, shared the stage with Brothers Past, and Zoogma. As a solo artist, Melanie has shared the stage with Teddy Geiger. Melanie's debut album "Between The Lines" is released April 22, 2014 followed by an east coast tour. ... more

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