"Cadmium" was written as a response to the fact that when the Dozerfleet founder first heard the Evanescence song, the drug of lithium didn't first come to mind; but rather, lithium-ion batteries did.
As a joke, therefore, a similar song was made here about nickel-cadmium batteries, and how the urge to have them helps a man overcome his stinginess. The addition of the moral conflict of the man over whether or not to spend his money - and on what - is meant to poke fun at the struggle in the Evanescence song on whether to insist on being depressed all the time or to embrace happiness.
Instead of the girl contemplating whether she should embrace happiness or continually stay depressed, the man is contemplating whether or not his unwillingness to spend money even on the things that matter has robbed him of the chance to know love, far more serious than the fact that he has robbed himself of a good time by refusing to replace worn-out batteries for his remote-controlled car collection.
The genre aim of this specific song is "Gothic Country," an experiment that mocks the Gothic metal scene by combining two genres that normally don't belong together.
Can't figure out / why they won't / hold their / charge in! /
I recall the RC cars they powered! /
Now they lie on a shelf down below! /
Now they don't work any; /
Don't wanna have to / spend cash to buy; /
Just one more thing / to give my wallet holes! /
Oh...../ oh / noooooo!!!! /
Don't wanna spend the / bucks / no more / this time! /
Did not / buy my love / flowers either! /
Then again, / that might be it / after all! /
And in the end / perhaps it ain't that bad! /
Nuff with this misery! /
Now to drive my / RCs to the moon! /
Oh-oooh yeah! /
Lyrics © 2007 Dozerfleet Records.
|⛊ Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante (2007)|
|2||The Bison's Apocalypse|
|4||Serial Bomber, Part 2|
|5||Salem (Story of a Trial)|
|7||Once I'm Gone|
|8||Livin' It Like al-Queada|
|9||Miss A. Defendant|
|10||Die Die Die!!!|