Richard Carpenter wrote the music for this song, John Bettis and Albert Hammond wrote the lyrics. The song stayed on the Pop chart for a total of 8 weeks and was also a #1 Adult Contemporary Hit for 1 week.
Ginny WhiteI can identify in many ways with the lyrics of this song. love it
Jim from Dover, DeKaren Carpenter's voice finds a way to make the words of this song so much more a feeling rather than a song to me. I know I need to be in love, I know I've "waited" far too long. But if love, really the true kind,involves waiting then what's another few years added on the the 43 already in the books? There is someone in this crazy world for me, she knows it! I have a heart full of good intentions and all of them comfort me each night. I'm hanging on that hope that we'll be alright.
"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.