Matchbox Twenty - 3 a.m.
------------Not kidding, that's when I finally fell into slumber's softly swaying embrace a few nights ago. Living among neanderthal grunts, urgs and HOOOOOOOOOOOs that permeate through your wall like water in a screen wills you to think you're capable of murder.
Besides taking the title literally, "3 a.m." is about Matchbox Twenty peanut butter throated Rob Thomas' mother.
The song chronicles a battle with cancer and the uncertain optimism held onto throughout the ordeal. It's one of Matchbox Twenty's biggest hits, and definitely one that placed the band on pulpits of radio play and recognition on the street.
Matchbox Twenty haven't been in the studio since the release of Exile on Mainstream in 2007, but Thomas has said repeatedly that the band will be recording an album sometime this year. Be on the lookout, and in the meantime, enjoy this album.
Key Tracks: Back to Good, Unwell, Disease, If You're Gone