According to Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl said to the rest of the band about this song, "'I have the perfect opener for the record.' It's not really a song, it's a manifesto, if you will. And the heaviest thing we've done."
This is the first song on the album, and it begins with a single note held for around 30 seconds. The final song on the disc, "End Over End," ends with a single note held for around 40 seconds.
Since this song was released, it has been used to open every Foo Fighters' concert.
This is the only song with lyrics printed in the CD booklet for In Your Honor.
Suggestion credit: Bert - Pueblo, NM, for all above
Godwin from Masvingo, Zimbabwethis song is all about a person who wants to commit suicide coz he has lost a friend/ relative to death.He call to the skies and he gets no reply "breaking in the muted skies". I think too much of foo fighters will kill anyone. I love the song but am trying to devorce it coz it always leaves me enraged ,full of emortion.
Gregg from Southampton, United KingdomI agree a good song but has anyone noticed the STRIKING similarity to "the aloof" song The Last Stand which was on an advert 2 years before this album was released? mayby a coincidence?
Nady from Adelaide, AustraliaMan I lve this song, mmm very intense. OOH I love the part where it goes all quiet and then he frickin screams AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!! I love it
Marcus from Richmond, Vawhen i first bought the in your honor album, this first song definentily got me hooked into the album
Kevin from Albany, OrYeah, the 'fact' that it's been used to open every show needs to be changed.
Bert from Pueblo, Nmwell, almost all of the rock shows, its the opener, and a sweet one i might add
Pete from Toronto, CanadaHas anyone else noticed that virtually every song on this record has an underlying theme of suicide? Have another listen and keep it in mind... it's crazy
Cari from Knebworth, EnglandAlso, End Over End is not the last song on the first disc, The Sign is.
Kelsey from Stafford, Englandactually it was NOT used to open the camden show 16/06/06 or any of the acoustic shows to date
Matt from Millbrae, Cathis is an incredible song. that first line "can you hear me...hear me screaming" is so powerful. dave grohl is an excellent musician.
"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.