Fill Them Boots

Album: Yet to be titled (2021)

Songfacts®:

  • The phrase "to fill one's boots" means to take over someone's function or duties and maintain that person's standards. The concept comes from identifying with that other person not just by wearing their boots but also by sharing their boot size. This nice-guys-finish-first anthem tells the story of Chris Lane noticing a tearful girl in the bar. Her boyfriend has done her wrong, so he offers to fill his boots for the evening.
  • Lane wrote the good-natured come-on song on the bus one night after a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan with Josh Miller, Ernest K Smith, and Mark Trussell. The singer had had the title stored away in his phone notes, inspired by how he and his wife Lauren first met. He threw out the idea, and it stuck.
  • Joey Moi created the song's organic, beats-and-twang flow. Moi has been Lane's producer since his 2015 debut EP Fix.
  • Justin Clough directed the song's music video, which tells the story of young love on the rocks. Filmed on the white sand beaches of Madeira and St. Petersburg, Florida, it ends with a shot of a "Lane's Lawn Care" tee - a nod to Lane's onetime summer job. Clough has been Lane's regular video collaborator since his 2017 clip for "Take Back Home Girl."

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