"Cadmium" as written by Laura Jane Ballance, James August Wilbur, Jonathan Patrick Wurster and Ralph Lee Mccaughan....
A serious end
The serious air is calling
But look around
Look around
Isn't the atmosphere charming?

Why do we ever go outside anymore?
The air in here is cadmium red
Why do we ever go outside anymore?
The air in here is fine

I let you live inside my lungs
You couldn't leave anyway

I'll build you up 'til you are strong
'Til I can't breathe anyway

Hit the one that's self-destruct
It's marked especially
It's easy to read
We'll light one up and celebrate our disease

Hit self-destruct
It's marked especially
It's easy to read


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"Cadmium" as written by Jonathan Patrick Wurster James August Wilbur

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    General CommentCadmium (Cd) is an element. It is used in a pigment [from wikipedia:]

    Cadmium forms various salts, with cadmium sulfide being the most common. This sulfide is used as a yellow pigment. Cadmium selenide can be used as red pigment, commonly called cadmium red.

    It is also an ingredient in cigarette smoke, which is said to cause lung damage and kidney disease.

    To me though, this song seems to parallel the self-destrucitve nature of smoking cigarettes with a doomed relationship.
    Bonnemorton March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCadmium (Cd) is an element. It is used in a pigment [from wikipedia:]

    Cadmium forms various salts, with cadmium sulfide being the most common. This sulfide is used as a yellow pigment. Cadmium selenide can be used as red pigment, commonly called cadmium red.

    It is also an ingredient in cigarette smoke, which is said to cause lung damage and kidney disease.

    To me though, this song seems to parallel the self-destrucitve nature of smoking cigarettes with a doomed relationship.
    Bonnemorton March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCadmium (Cd) is an element. It is used in a pigment [from wikipedia:]

    Cadmium forms various salts, with cadmium sulfide being the most common. This sulfide is used as a yellow pigment. Cadmium selenide can be used as red pigment, commonly called cadmium red.

    It is also an ingredient in cigarette smoke, which is said to cause lung damage and kidney disease.

    To me though, this song seems to parallel the self-destrucitve nature of smoking cigarettes with a doomed relationship.
    Bonnemorton March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCadmium (Cd) is an element. It is used in a pigment [from wikipedia:]

    Cadmium forms various salts, with cadmium sulfide being the most common. This sulfide is used as a yellow pigment. Cadmium selenide can be used as red pigment, commonly called cadmium red.

    It is also an ingredient in cigarette smoke, which is said to cause lung damage and kidney disease.

    To me though, this song seems to parallel the self-destrucitve nature of smoking cigarettes with a doomed relationship.
    Bonnemorton March 22, 2006   Link

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