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The song "Child Called It" was inspired by Dave Pelzer's 1995 memoir of horrific child abuse. Todd explained on Buckcherry's record label website: "There were times when I had to put the book down because the abuse of this boy was so bad, but I felt like the book found me... I was compelled to write this song out of inspiration from this guy's incredible journey.
Guitarist Keith Nelson said "We don't usually make music or have songs [about controversial topics] - you know, were a party band, we want to host the party, we don't usually tackle something like child abuse, but it seemed appropriate and the song came out great.:
Another song on the CD "Black Butterfly", the redemptive "Rescue Me", was also inspired by A Child Called "It".
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Dave Pelzer, bestselling author of A Child Called It, describes how his picture-perfect childhood spiraled into a hellish nightmare of physical and psychological abuse when his mother became a raging alcoholic. Nearly killed by her on several occasions, Dave’s case was one of the worst be documented in the state of California at that time. Dave is now a popular motivational speaker who extols the healing powers of resilience, optimism and hope.
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