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Watch Luke Bryan Serenade a Sultry Dance Party in New Video for 'Knockin' Boots'

The party-hearty new video for Luke Bryan's "Knockin' Boots" suits the singer's latest checklist for a good time.

As Bryan sings about his physical needs, bar patrons live out his steamy lyrics. It's an idealistic take on a night on Nashville's Lower Broadway, where artist-owned establishments are typically too crowded to dance like that.

Throughout the song, Bryan drops in some clever turns of phrase, including a reference to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Fishin' in The Dark." Hopefully that namedrop and Ken Burns' upcoming Country Music docu-series introduces a new generation to the Dirt Band and its Will The Circle Be Unbroken? trilogy.

The top 10 single, written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite, previews Bryan's still-unnamed followup album to 2017's What Makes You Country.

"Knockin' Boots" Lyrics

This truck needs a half tank
These wheels need a two-lane
This radio needs three songs to play
To get me 'cross town to you
That dress needs to slip off
That hair needs to come down
Friday nights need to do what Friday nights need to do
That's the truth

Yeah, birds need bees and ice needs whiskey
Boys like me need girls like you to kiss me
"Fishin' in the Dark", needs Nitty Gritty
Under that pale moon
Sweet tea needs that sugar stirrin'
Small town nights need both ends burnin'
Shades need drawin', hearts need fallin'
Boots need knockin', knockin' boots
Knockin' boots, me and you, oh (oh)

Long weeks need a weekend
Cheap drinks need a-slingin'
That dance floor needs some me on you
And you on me tonight
Sing-alongs need to be sung
Tip bells need to be rung
Last calls need a, "Call that cab"
And backseats need, "I want you so bad"

Yeah, birds need bees and ice needs whiskey
Boys like me need girls like you to kiss me
"Fishin' in the Dark", needs Nitty Gritty
Under that pale moon
Sweet tea needs that sugar stirrin'
Small town nights need both ends burnin'
Shades need drawin', hearts need fallin'
Boots need knockin', knockin' boots
Knockin' boots, girl, me and you

Doors need shuttin'
Lights need cuttin'
Lips need lockin'
Boots need knockin'

And birds need bees and ice needs whiskey
Boys like me need girls like you to kiss me
"Fishin' in the Dark", needs Nitty Gritty
Under that pale moon
Sweet tea needs that sugar stirrin'
Small town nights need both ends burnin'
Shades need drawin', hearts need fallin'
Boots need knockin', knockin' boots
Mmm, knockin' boots
Me and you, oh (oh)
Knockin' boots

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