Can I create a progress bar that uses text instead of a bar?

I'd like to create a widget for my battery level. Instead of a standard bar though, I'd like to use the actual text of the word BATTERY as the meter. I'd then have the percentage behind the bar. SO, for example, if my battery level was 50%, the word BATTERY would be 50% greyed out, and the level 50% would be behind it. I know how to place the battery level behind the text, but can't figure out the first part. Is this possible?

You can put the word BATTERY and over it put the progress bar for battery to cover the word, then in the Color of the Progress you can choose in Filter>Multiply this are going to cover the word with the colors that you choose in fgcolor and bgcolor.