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."
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.