Jon Bon Jovi sings on this chest-out-anthem about starting every day "with my back against the wall." As the song proceeds he describes a metaphorical fight, which ends with the knockout of the opponent.
Here comes the knockout, My time is right now, Turning your lights out, I'm throwing down.
"The song is about the fight with one's own hope", said the singer. "It's about that fighting spirit that we all feel – in so many situations."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.