Dr. Shivad was written during the month Cavedweller went on tour in support of the Sugary Glue and A Bow of Bees album. It’s a standard country-folk style I had been using for a while. The subject matter involved my poor experience with doctors and insurance companies in conjunction with a job I had at the time at a call-center wherein one of the polls I was conducting was soliciting doctors about law suits and insurance claims and the general state of healthcare, which at the time was poor most everywhere. While these subjects are rich with complex issues I strained to find a tone that appropriately reflected the urgency of the
the subject matter. I chose to exclude much of the details which resulted in a bit of an ominous foreboding tone. I played this song live a few times but ultimately I left it off of “Gloria” and allowed it to gather dust.