The former Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell asks on this song: "I am a masochist. You are a narcissist. Aren't you glad I exist?" He then proceeds to complain that people took his jokes seriously and laughed when he was in earnest. "It's my way of looking at the whole rock star construct and leaving it behind," Borrell explained to Q magazine. "It's a mad position to put yourself in. It's so full of contradictions. Make a ton of money. Aim for the big prizes. Build s school in Africa. Actually all I wanted was to make music…"
Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."
"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.