This uptempo, pining song was born from a true-life experience. "I was in this situation with this girl where I thought she was totally into it," Eldredge told Entertainment Weekly. "I thought, 'Wow, this might be the girl,' but it turns out she was just going to give me just enough where I wanted her all the time before she left."
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.