"Dodge" is really Dodge City, Kansas - the location of many Westerns - where the phrase "Get the hell out of Dodge" originates. Public Enemy commandeered the phrase for this song, which their leader Chuck D explained in an interview with Melody Maker. Said Chuck: "'Get The F--k Outta Dodge' is about apartheid in America, in the form of noise pollution laws which are designed so that you can't drive your car through a white neighborhood with your system playing loud. And I'm saying when the s--t gets that crazy, you've just got to get the f--k out of town. I got stopped a while back for playing my system too loud, 'cause I was a black guy riding through a white neighborhood in a jeep."
"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.