This song is about a mother's willingness to protect her child at all costs. Bush explained in a 1985 interview: "It's about a mother and her strong maternal, protective instincts, but it's dealing with a son who's committed a bad crime. And to her, her instincts overrule what's right or wrong. I think that's what's interesting - it's how some mothers will actually overrule their sense of morality because they love their son or their child so much."
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.