This ballad was the last song to be recorded for We Walk This Road and features Leon Russell on piano. Both Robbie Robertson and Elton John witnessed the session. "For some reason, everybody was hearing that we were making this record," Randolph told Spinner UK. "All these guys just sitting there [and] it turned out to be a beautiful and inspirational song. It's a great tune."
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.
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.