Fiasco explained to Orange UK about this song, which mentions a number of places including Paris and Tokyo: "Basically I like to travel, I love Paris, I love Tokyo – when I leave, I miss my lady. It's the tale of any businessman, any traveler, traveling, rapping you know. He's always on the road."
"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.