Singer James Allan told the Daily Record August 5, 2008: "It is me saying that things are f—ked up right now and I am not going to lose heart. I think a lot of people can see that things aren't right. But I have hope that things will turn around."
"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.