In the early 1990s, Matt Nathanson relocated from Boston, Massachusetts to his current home city of San Francisco. He describes this song as "a love story via a street fight," with San Francisco as its backdrop. The Californian locality by the Bay serves as the locale for several songs on Last of the Great Pretenders.
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.