Then Along Comes Cerium (Magnets)

Then Along Comes Cerium (Magnets)

AndyGetch's picture



Liner Notes: 

@metalfoot and I were joking about referring to our ages by the name of the corresponding element number on the periodic table. This spurred a quick search connecting cerium to electric vehicles and I found this article and inspiration for a song connected to my electric vehicles theme.


Then Along Comes Cerium (Magnets)
Baritone guitar tuning BEADF#B

[G(C)] Electric vehicle motors and [C(F)] batteries
[G(C)] Are a great idea for [D(G)] sustainability
[G(C)] Cutting carbon [C(F)] emissions
[G(C)] Reducing the transportation [D(G)] footprint

An example of such delirium
Was a temporary export ban of neodymium
By China during a dispute with Japan
Highlighting a need for an alternative to dependence

[D(G)] Then along comes cerium
[C(F)] A more plentiful substitute for neodymium
[G(C)] Someday we’ll see cerium magnets
[D(G)] In electric vehicle motors
[C(F)] Cranking up the rotors
[G(C)] Propelling Evie down the road

The problem is current technology
Relies on some hard to find materials
A lot of it in poorer countries
With their own supply and extraction issues

Repeat Chorus twice

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

Was a great conversation-- glad you got a song out of it!
Nice chorus!

headfirstonly's picture

Welp, didn't expect to come across a song examining the relative scarcity of rare-earth elements today, that's for sure. I love it - and I've learnt something new into the bargain!

It appears we are the same age Smile

tcelliott's picture

I like this song. I was playing my guitar along with your chorus. And I love that approach to getting a cool idea for a song.

katpiercemusic's picture

Another interesting take on sustainable energy as a song. I'm loving all these electric car songs this year!