Today's song at 7:10 am went to #11 in 1996. The singer said It's a very personal song that's looking at my grandparents, specifically my grandfather, Everett, who fought in World War II, his unhappy marriage to my grandmother - the firecracker, Helen - their influence on my father and then that influence on me. Her grandfather, whom she was close to, passed away a couple months after the song came out.
It became the theme song to Dawson’s Creek but only after Alanis' "Hand in my Pocket" pulled out at the last minute. They had already licensed this song so they used it and revived her career and gave her legendary status with Dawson fans.
The song of course is I Don't Wanna Wait by Paula Cole.