This rollicking kiss-off tune was penned by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Matt Ramsey. It brings a fresh angle to a women-done-wrong song by describing the chopping down of a tree bearing the carving of a heart and a young couple's initials. Like a tattoo, artwork carved into a tree is merely semi-permanent - they can be removed with the right degree of determination.
The song's music video was directed by photographer David McClister, who did the artwork for the Pioneer album. It was filmed at two locations in Oregon: Silver Falls State Park near Silverton and the Bottle Factory, a local bar in Stayton.
"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.