Lovett claims that this song is based on a true story. He once tried to ride a pony across a pond [Hopefully it was not a deep pond and the pony was never uncomfortable. As far as we know, Lovett is good with animals and children], and thought it would be easier if he had a boat.
This is the lead track off of Lovett's second album. This album expanded his audience beyond just country music, while songs like this helped to retain some of that crowd.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit