The Classic Hit Academy is sponsored by Napoleon Home Comfort
The lyrics to this were written by Matchbox 20 vocalist and frontman Rob Thomas. The song was inspired by his memories of being an adolescent caring for a mother fighting to survive cancer.
Thomas was 12 years old when she got the disease, and she was given 6 months to live. She beat it, and by the time Rob was 17, she was healthy and he left home to set out on his own.