This Waiting on a Song track finds Dan Auerbach afraid of stepping outside his comfort zone. "'The King of a One Horse Town' is anyone who's scared of the outside world," the Black Keys frontman explained. "Anyone who's afraid to go beyond their own block for fear of failure. It could be a drug dealer. A drunk. A professor. That's a feeling any of us can relate to."
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.