For a Boy

Album: single release only (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • RaeLynn took inspiration from a real-life experience for this song, which she co-penned with Nashville songwriter Laura Veltz (Eli Young Band's "Drunk Last Night"). "I wrote it about this dinner date I went on, and this guy was super transparent with me and kinda wore his heart on his sleeve," RaeLynn told ET Online. "You know, guys always wanna be macho and that kinda thing, so I had this idea of 'for a boy, this guy's pretty transparent and cool.'"

    The guy is still in RaeLynn's life, but only as a pal. "I don't think he knows it's about him - and we'll keep it that way!" she said.
  • The video shows RaeLynn in love with a guy who can't decide if he feels the same way. The clip's director TK McKamy said, "The whole piece is about the relationship, the arc of it and the fail of it. It's about a guy who doesn't get it. It's about a guy who doesn't get what's in front of him."

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