"Boy & a Girl Thing" was the second single from the Illinois country singer Mo Pitney, following his debut, "Country
The song is about how boys and girls go from tree climbing and tea parties to raising a family together. Their tastes change, but they stay essentially the same as they get older, as their motives and values are ingrained. "I just thought about the way I look at life and the way I look at boys and girls," Pitney said in his Songfacts interview
. "I got tripped up with girls when I was a kid and I watched girls get tripped up by guys, and grow up and get married and live happily ever after."