This song about a passionate reunion after a long road trip was a late addition to The Outsiders
. "(The project) is a whole entity," producer Jay Joyce explained in CMA Close Up
feature. "But we'll sit back and think, 'What is this little family (of songs) missing?' And we're smart enough to stand back and let the record reveal itself. Sure, you've got to show up and do the work. But Eric came into the studio with three new tunes this time, so you've got to allow for a great song at the last minute. On the last record, I think it was 'Springsteen
' that came in at the last minute. This time it was 'Wrecking Ball.'"