Abracadabra Album

Artist(s): Steve Miller Band

Cover Art

Steve Miller Band Abracadabra Cover Art

Tracklist

Keeps Me Wondering Why

length: 3:46
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, Kenny Lee Lewis

Sensations drift away
When I'm all alone
How can you take away my feelings
Bet our love until you lose
Then give back what you've been stealing
All these changes I go through

Keeps me wondering why
I'm still loving you
Keeps me wondering why
All these things that you do
Keeps me wondering why

Temptation rips away
Can this girl stay true
I just keep hanging on
Cause I know it's hard to find the magic
That's in every part of you
All the boys, they got to have it
All these changes I go through

Keeps me wondering why
I'm still loving you
Keeps me wondering why
All these things that you do
Keeps me wondering why
I'm still loving you

Keeps me wondering
Keeps me wondering
Keeps me wondering...

Keeps me wondering why
I'm still loving you
Keeps me wondering why
All these things that you do
Keeps me wondering why
I'm still in love with you
Keeps me wondering why
All these things that you do
Keeps me wondering why
You know, I'm still in love with you
Keeps me wondering why
All these things that you do
Keeps me wondering why
I'm still in love with you

Abracadabra

length: 5:09
producer: Steve Miller and Gary Mallaber
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
lead vocals: Steve Miller
guitar: Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
I heat up, I can't cool down
You got me spinning
'Round and 'round
'Round and 'round and 'round it goes
Where it stops nobody knows

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burning flame
Burning flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

Abra abracadabra
I wanna reach out and grab ya
Abracadabra
Abracadabra

You make me hot, you make me sigh
You make me laugh, you make me cry
Keep me burning for your love
With the touch of a velvet glove

Abra abracadabra
I wanna reach out and grab ya
Abracadabra
Abracadabra

I feel the magic in your caress
I feel magic when I touch your dress
Silk and satin, leather and lace
Black panties with an angel's face

I see magic in your eyes
I hear the magic in your sighs
Just when I think I'm gonna get away
I hear those words that you always say

Abra abracadabra
I wanna reach out and grab ya
Abracadabra
Abracadabra

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burning flame
Burning flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

I heat up, I can't cool down
My situation goes 'round and 'round
I heat up, I can't cool down
My situation goes 'round and 'round
I heat up, I can't cool down
My situation goes 'round and 'round

Something Special

length: 3:34
producer: Steve Miller and Gary Mallaber
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Lonnie Turner
guitar: Steve Miller and Greg Douglass
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, Greg Douglass, Lonnie Turner
Love is like something special
Compared to none, it's pure celestial
The game of love and life is here to stay
Day by day, your heart will find a way to win

Love is like the same ole game we use to play
Hide and seek from yesterday is still in play

Love is like something special
Burns like fire and keeps you warm
To play the game of love and not get burned
Win or lose, learn the rules, it's all in livin'

Love is like the same ole game we use to play
Hide and seek from yesterday is still in play
Love and games, the burning flame
Love and games, remains the same
Love and games, the same ole pain

Love is like something special
Your fragrance is the spice if life
The game of love, it seems to have no age
Wind the clock, move the hands, now let's turn the page

Give It Up

length: 3:38
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
Your good lovin' is what I need
Good lovin' is what I need
Oh, a little bit of love and some affection
Keep me movin' in the right direction
Good lovin' is what I need

So come on give it, give it, give it, give it, give it,
Give it, give it, give it, give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give it up
Give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give it up

A little bit of love and some affection
Keep me movin' in the right direction
So give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give me your love

I am so in love with you
Baby, it's true
Come on darlin', we got to be smart
Come on darlin', don't play with a heart
Give it up, give it up, come on darlin' give me your love

Hey, hey baby
Don't do me this way
No, no
Hey, darling
Don't do me this way

A little bit of love and some affection
Keep me movin' in the right direction
So give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give me your love

So come on give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give me your love
Oh, oh give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give me your love

Oh, a little bit of love and some affection
Keep me movin' in the right direction
So give it up, give it up, come on darlin' give me your love

So come on give it, give it, give it, give it, give it,
Give it, give it, give it, give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give it up
Give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it up, give it up
Come on darlin' give it up

A little bit of love and some affection
Keep me movin' in the right direction
So give it up, give it up, come on darlin' give me your love

Never Say No

length: 3:40
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, Kenny Lee Lewis, John Massaro
Out working on the virgin ground
Waitin' for the time I could head to town
All those pretty girls, I'll be looking for the pearl
That could bring me up and ease me down

Flying down the dusty road
Little foreign wheels putting on a show
My thoughts are hazy about this girl
Might make me crazy, I bet she will
Never say, never say no
Don't ever let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no
You better say never say no

Then she stopped to my surprise
Little foreign wheels want to cross the line
With her voice so soft
Turned the poppin' Johnny off
Then I began to realize
She said her daddy needs to know
'Bout this ol' boy 'fore he lets her go
I'll work for him, then time will tell
He'll get to know me, I bet he will

Never say, never say no
Don't ever let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no
Never let me hear ya say ya gotta go
No, never say, never say no
Never let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no, no
Never say, never say no
Don't ever let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no
Never let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no
Don't ever let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no, no
Don't ever say, never say no
Never let me hear ya say ya gotta go
Never say, never say no
Never let me hear ya say ya gotta go

Things I Told You

length: 3:20
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, John Massaro
I've been digging something up
Bet you thought I've been sleeping
Having trouble waking up
It's just the hours I've been keeping
Up in this attic all alone
The situation's unnerving
And while the candle's going out
Each weathered page I keep turning
Looking back, fundamental romance
Some are still around
Some went underground

Criticize all the letters I find in this tattered book
Please take a look
The things I told you I never told anyone
And all this time you knew
You'd always be my only one

I've been looking something up
It always seems to amaze me
That's just the way we used to dance
You never thought it was crazy
The things I told you I never told anyone
And all this time you knew
You'd always be my only one
Just you

The things I told you I never told anyone
And all this time you knew
You'd always be my only one
It always seems to amaze me
You never thought it was crazy

Looking back, fundamental romance, campus Romeo
But only you would know
I realize that you've waited so long for the cards to fall
And after all
The things I told you I never told anyone
And all this time you knew you'd always be my only one
The things I told you I never told anyone
And all this time you knew you'd always be my only one

Young Girl's Heart

length: 3:39
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, John Massaro
I see you jaded like a debutante
Things your image never shows
There's something hiding deep inside of you
Something that I'll never know
Then I saw you on the streets alone
Had you paged on the corner phone
The words just kept me straining to express
You're hard to break and you still ache

Like a young girl, like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, just like a young girl's heart

I stand here waiting in my lily white
Scan the lines you'll be famous for
Then we'll talk about what's good and what's bad
Romantic moves we won't have to score
Like you were saying what you really want
Ah, it's funny you should ask me now
It was all right there in the story I just read
I'm hard to break and you still ache

Like a young girl, like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, just like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, just like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, like a young girl's heart
Just like a young girl, like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, just like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, just like a young girl's heart
Like a young girl, like a young girl's heart
Just like a young girl's heart

Goodbye Love

length: 2:57
producer: Steve Miller and Gary Mallaber
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Lonnie Turner
guitar: Steve Miller and Greg Douglass
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, Greg Douglass, Lonnie Turner
It's not the way that love is meant to be
You took me by surprise but now I see
You know this heartache-night is killing me

(Baby bye-bye)
Forget the past, honey
Better try someone new (Baby don't cry)
There's nothing left here
For me or for you
You know this heartache-night
Will soon be through

Goodbye love
Goodbye love
Goodbye love
What's done is done, darling
This much is true
It's all over now
Don't be blue
You know this heartache-night
Will soon be through

Goodbye love
Goodbye love
Goodbye love
Baby bye-bye
Goodbye love
Baby bye-bye

Goodbye love
Baby bye-bye
Goodbye love
Goodbye love
Goodbye love

Cool Magic

length: 4:26
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, Kenny Lee Lewis
I can't imagine how to tell my story and, ah...
Not fuss or fight, but...I really wanna talk to you
You see, I'm not in agreement with the law this morning
So don't be my judge and jury, do I get through to you
But every time I try to build up my case
You tear it down with your pretty face
You stand your ground
And show the lightning in your eyes
And then I feel it

Cool magic wins me over
Oh, so silent, always strong and I tell ya
Cool magic wins me over
So, I surrender to your charm

I'm too defensive to give up without a fight
But you know my motions what am I gonna do
Although it seems it's never-ending
And I'm desperate
To live right here
Under your spell tonight

And every time I try to build up my case
You tear it down with your pretty face
You stand your ground and
Show the lightning in your eyes
And then I feel it

Cool magic wins me over
Oh, so silent, always strong and I tell ya
Cool magic wins me over
So I surrender to your charm

Just when I feel I'm 'bout to lose my mind
Then here it comes again one more time
I really need it

Cool magic wins me over
Oh, so silent, always strong and I tell ya
Cool magic wins me over
So I surrender to your charm

Cool magic
Cool magic
Cool magic
Cool magic
Cool magic

While I'm Waiting

length: 3:27
producer: Gary Mallaber and Steve Miller
lead vocals: Steve Miller
mixer: David Cole
engineer: David Cole
bass: Gerald Johnson
guitar: Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and John Massaro
keyboard: Gary Mallaber and Byron Allred
additional engineer: Gary Mallaber
synthesizer: Byron Allred
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
writer: Gary Mallaber, John Massaro
I left my message on your number
In hopes that you might call
Riding high on good intentions
Still hanging on the wall
Although my words were never all too
Clear it's understood
It's never too late to say in other ways
Something in our lives we'll rearrange
More than just your call on holiday

Ring me up, don't bring me down
Don't let me hear you won't
Come through tonight
Ring me up, don't bring me down
You know this lonely heart stands by me
While I'm waiting

Remembering how it came together
The meaning in your eyes
Now words fall out like perfect strangers
We both apologize
In all this time I thought I knew you
And over looked somehow the reasons why
You kept inside

Ring me up, don't bring me down
Don't let me hear you won't
Come through tonight
This lonely heart stands by me
While I'm waiting

Ring me up, don't bring me down
Don't let me hear you won't
Come through tonight

Ring me up, don't bring me down
Here's hoping the days gone by we'll see again
This lonely heart stands by and I'm still waiting
Ooh still waiting
Ooh still waiting