Today's song was the second hit for a guy and his band in 1997 - this one topped the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart for ten weeks. Not too shabby for a guy who spent a couple months in jail at 17 for stealing a Camero.
The singer wrote this about the time he spent caring for his mother when she was sick with cancer. He was 12 when she got the disease, and was given six months to live. She beat it despite her hard partying ways. And the song is about their unique mother/son dynamic.
The band originally released the song when they were under the name Tabitha’s Secret. And the title came to the singer while leaving the bar at closing time.
That time being 3AM. The Band of course is Matchbox Twenty.