In an interview with the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Brian Setzer said: "'Runaway Boys' being a little more of a song, song, not just a turnarond song, that took us a while to put together. Jim (Phantom) helped with the lyrics and it took a while to get right. I came up with bass going chunk, chunk, chunk, chunk, and wrote the song around that. I mean there's no set rules, I'll have an idea in the shower, I'll come up with the riff or something, I'll have it floating around in my head, I'll get an idea and I'll get inspired to write some lyrics, I'll get a real catchy phrase that I like. I'll hear someone saying something and I think, oh that's great and he actually said something else. I don't know, there's no way of putting any, it doesn't make any sense, it just comes to you."