This song is about an old girlfriend of Brantley Gilbert's. He explained to KNUE 101.5 FM: "It's about the way she kinda kept me straight when I was a hell-raiser and had been for a long time. She helped me kinda get it all together. She was always good for me."
The same girl also inspired another track on the deluxe edition of Halfway To Heaven, "More Than Miles."
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."