Genesis – Abacab/Who Dunnit?

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Behind file number 7 in our green metal 45 rpm box is a 1981 Genesis 45. This one has a song called Abacab for the A side, and on the B side, Who Dunnit?. This was put out by Atlantic.

I’ve never been a Genesis fan whatsoever. In fact, Phil Collins’ voice gives me the heebie-jeebies if listened to for too long.

Our first song is Abacab. this is the first time I’m listening to this song. I’m still unsure what Abacab is.

These lyrics came from google.

Look up on the wall, there on the floor/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 there/When they show it you stop and stare/Abacab isn’t anywhere/Abacab/If you’re wrapping up the world/’Cause you’ve taken someone else’s girl/When they turn on the pillow/Even when they answer the telephone/Don’t you think they’ll find out/Tell me don’t you think they’ll find out/When they do it you’re never there/When they show it you stop and stare/Abacab isn’t anywhere/Abacab doesn’t really care/You want it, you’ve got it, you’ve got to go/You want it, you’ve got it, well now you know/It’s an illusion, it’s a game/A reflection of someone else’s name/When you wake in the morning/Wake and find you’re covered in cellophane/Well, there’s a hole in there somewhere/Yeah there’s a hole in there somewhere/Baby, there’s a hole in there somewhere/Now there’s a hole in there somewhere/When they do it you’re never there/When they show it you stop and stare/Abacab isn’t anywhere/Abacab

Side B is Who Dunnit?. All I can say is…. If you like this song, more power to you, but if not, I apologize in advance for the assault upon the ears and brain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Y7yEv0kec

The following lyrics came from genius.com

Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Was it A or was it B?/Or was it X or Z?/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Was it A or was it B?/Or was it X or Z?/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Was it A or was it B?/Or was it X or Z?/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Who dunnit?/I didn’t, I, I didn’t do it/I, I, I didn’t, I didn’t, I didn’t do it/I, I, I didn’t, I, I didn’t do it/I, I didn’t, I didn’t/I, I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know/We don’t know, yeah, we don’t know, yeah/We don’t know, yeah, we know/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know, we know who did it/(So!)/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Was it A or was it B?/Or was it X or Z?/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Was it A or was it B?/Or was it X or Z?/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?/Was it A or was it B?/Or was it X or Z?/Was it you or was it me?/Or was it he or she?
Was it you or was it me?/Who dunnit?/I didn’t, I, I didn’t do it/I, I, I didn’t, I didn’t, I didn’t do it/I, I, I didn’t, I, I didn’t do it/I, I didn’t, I didn’t
I, I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it/(Oh!)/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know/We don’t know, we don’t know, yeah/We don’t know, yeah, we know/We know, we know, we know, we know/We know, we know, we know, we know/We don’t know, We don’t know, We don’t know, We don’t know, Yeah, We don’t know, We don’t know, We don’t know, We don’t know/We don’t know, We don’t know/We don’t know, We don’t know/We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know, We all know

I’ll have to pick the first one by a HUGE margin as my favorite of the two. I’ll call it a good life if I never have to hear Who Dunnit? ever again. Is the whole album like this? If not, why did they pick these songs for this single? Did these songs really entice people to go out and buy this current album?

And most importantly, what do YOU think of these two songs?

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