In response to a comment by The New York Observer that this track demonstrates a sense of humor, Deerhunter frontman Braford Cox replied: "My assessment of that song is that it's sort of dystopian, maybe a bit sarcastic and artificially hopeful. Not sarcastic in a humorous way, but like if you were trying very hard to believe these positive affirmations in the face of violence, or a giant void that smells like a new car. It's not that I'm trying to be funny."
Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance.