"My Boots" as written by Thomas Salter and Valerie Poxleitner....
You might know if your from around here
What goes on for half of the year
Have you seen the queen of the castle paint this city from ear to fear
If the air was meant to be glitter
It might not take all yours away
When she swings she's a heavy hitter
When she comes you'll ask her to stay

Winter left to cover
That I'm gonna end up under
But I've got my boots
When I'm in the summer I forget how much I love her when she's in the groove
Oh it's a love hate romance
'Cause I could watch her dance
If I got my boooooots

Something in the way she comes gliding makes me need to fix up the hair
She gets me to come out of hiding and find something decent to wear

Stop and stare

Winter left to cover
That I'm gonna end up under
But I've got my boots
When I'm in the summer I forget how much I love her when she's in the groove
Oh it's a love hate romance
'Cause I could watch her dance
If I got my boooooots

A love hate romance when I see her dance
I got on my boots
Got my boots on
A love hate romance I can't feel my hands
I got on my boots
Got my boots on

Winter left to cover
That I'm gonna end up under
But I've got my boots
When I'm in the summer I forget how much I love her when she's in the groove
Oh it's a love hate romance
'Cause I could watch her dance
If I got my boooooots

Winter left to cover
That I'm gonna end up under
But I've got my boots
When I'm in the summer I forget how much I love her when she's in the groove
Oh it's a love hate romance
'Cause I could watch her dance
If I got my boooooots


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"My Boots" as written by Valerie Poxleitner Thomas Salter

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  • +4
    My InterpretationLike most of Lights' songs, My Boots is so cryptic and abstract in its lyrics...but in my opinion, the song is about a girl (the singer) who is constantly relying on her best friend, or her "boots", whenever she goes through a break-up. Using seasonal references to point out her relationship states, "winter" for post break-up, and "summer" for the time when she's happily got a boyfriend. "You might know if you're from around here, what goes on for half of the year." She's saying that the relationship cycle is continuous, and everybody knows it. "Winter left a cover that I'm gonna end up under, but I've got my boots." Every time her boyfriend breaks up with her, she's a mess, but her friend is always there to help her out. "She gets me to come out of hiding and find something decent to wear," describes how efficiently her friend fixes her up every time. "When I'm in the summer, I forget how much I love her," says that whenever she's not going through break-up problems, she takes her friend for granted, but whenever winter comes, her friend is always there.

    Or, this song could be literally interpreted as a seasonal song. I think the whole song is metaphorical, though.
    cupcakeskingdomon January 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSo excited about this song!

    "Boots are a staple of a Canuck winter wardrobe. Summer too. Wait... superhero wardrobe too. *note to self: write song about boots*" - Lights

    Source: twitter.com/

    :D
    LovelyMauveon October 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGoes without saying this is about winter.

    The sister song to February Air!
    SourBlueon October 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is definitely one of my most favourite LIGHTS songs but i have to say the metaphors could have been put a little more.. poetically? Haha.
    theairwayon May 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about how beautiful the winter is even though it has the constant troubles. Also the cat thing does make sense.
    piper888on May 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a GREAT song. I have tried to listen to it daily via Youtube since discovering it on a trip to south America, or was it Russia? Oh, it doesn't matter. It's just such an honest song, and these days honesty is sorely missing, but greatly appreciated.
    SugarInMyBowlMmmmmmon December 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"When I'm in the summer...." perfect lyrics. Just love the line! GOOD song.
    Thisaintozkidon December 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song's really good! I've been humming it during today...:D
    But although i read all of your ideas, the lyrics is still a little cryptic to me!
    dreamsdontturntoduston January 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think the writer has been in a bad place.

    "come out of hiding'

    "she comes gliding makes me need to fix up the hair"

    whatever/whoever she is singing about is giving her the motivation to wanna do things or is making her happy.

    She could be talking about anything really could be her cat, the feelings you get when the seasons change how a person changes with them, a lover, a friend or even herself.

    Maybe it's just about how all the things that pick you up when you're down and they give you a reason to carry on!

    "Have you seen the queen of the castle paint this city from ear to fear"

    "When she swings she's a heavy hitter
    When she comes you'll ask her to stay."

    Maybe someone who is seen as a queen yet is filled with fear, a heavy hitter and someone you'd want to stay by your side? herself? a friend?

    "Oh it's a love hate romance
    'Cause I could watch her dance
    If I got my boooooots"

    sounds like a season but possibly metaphorically speaking it's a person? one minute you hate her next minute you love her.


    Either way it's a really nice song and very relatable.
    xRebekahon February 14, 2015   Link
  • -1
    Song Meaningwell she has a cat named boots..so maybe it could have something to do with her cat. (:
    music2noteson February 13, 2011   Link

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