Genesis: Abacab Meaning
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Song Released: 1981
Under the pillow, behind the door.
There's a crack in the mirror.
Somewhere there's a hole in a window-pane.
Do you think I'm to blame?
Tell me do you think I'm to blame?
(When they do it) you're never...
anonymous Mar 10th, 3:28am report
This song if had no words is not easy to shut off or out older folks may not like its repertoire by its source of sound but title of song means probably nothing it could be made up after fact how it was interviewed interpreted by band only they know truth to that or not?
anonymous Dec 5th, 2018 12:42am report
I never thought too hard on it. Sounded like about suspicion,and consequence. A mystery of some sort. Or a metaphor. Good song.
anonymous Oct 25th, 2017 10:27pm report
According to all the members of Genesis in an interview available on the 1976 to 1982 blue box set. A refers to verse 1. B refers to chorus 1. A refers to verse 2. C refers to chorus 2. A refers to verse 3. B refers to back to chorus 1. The word abacab totally refers to the songs arrangement. If I was going to give the word abacab a meaning it would be " to be wrongfully blamed for something you did not do." Because the lyrics suggest that in the chorus before abacab is used.
anonymous Nov 2nd, 2016 11:40pm report
Letting out his feeling to his wife that cheated on him. Abacab is just a crazy sense he was in when he found out, and what that crazy sense would think about doing to her. But there's a hole in there somewhere....
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jan 19th, 2016 1:12am report
It's about Phil's wife at the time who was cheating on him...this came from Phil himself. BTW Phil didn't write Lion King that was Elton John!
anonymous Aug 9th, 2015 8:33am report
No meaning? Are you kidding... No insight.. Phil was losing his wife.....She was no doubt cheating on him... If this wasn't the intent then it clearly points to a similar type of case...
anonymous Aug 21st, 2014 8:39pm report
Beating, murder and wrapped up.
anonymous May 15th, 2014 5:36pm report
The song is about infidelity. It opens by describing things that seem out of place at the flat, but that he didn't do... "Crack in the mirror, hole in the windowpane"... "Tell me, do you think I'm to blame?" Then talks about the actual act... "When they do it you're never there..." Later refers to it directly... "Taken someone else's girl".... Then, and this is a stretch, I think he talks about torturing/killing them via asphyxiation while they are asleep in bed... "Covered in cellophane... You know there's a hole in there somewhere!"
Pretty f'd up for the guy who wrote the Lion King !
anonymous Jul 5th, 2013 7:05pm report
It is the progression of chords in the song. A B A C A B.
The rest of the lyrics are so non sensical to have any real meaning other than that they were high and drunk when they wrote them to the music they had been jamming on. They aren't supposed to be any kind of profound hidden revelation to anything at all. Just a series of sentences that fell out onto the sheet at a time of creativity.
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