This wistful yet uplifting tune was the first song Mac DeMarco wrote for Here Comes the Cowboy. Most of the tracks were written in November 2018 just before he went on tour in Europe, but he started on "All Of Our Yesterdays" seven or eight months before that. DeMarco explained that he "left it sitting with only one verse done for a long time, then finished it up while I was writing the rest of the record."
"All Of Our Yesterdays" is DeMarco's attempt at writing an Oasis song. He explained: "I had just seen a documentary about Oasis before writing this song, and I was trying to write a gigantic rock and roll hit with my renewed love for the band. I didn't really get close to that at all, but I'm happy with the song that came out."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.
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.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.