This is an incredible song. I can remember spinning August and Everything after for the first time. I was in the 6th grade and I had signed up for one of those CD houses that send you CDs monthly. The album opens with this song and its the song that defined Counting Crows as a band IMO. They may have better songs, but this one is definitive. Its actually a song that Adam wrote with his band The Himalayans before the Crows existed. Its a funny incarnation because the Himalayans were really rock styled versus the Crows folk sound. You can check out that original version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFQ4CeKBWnM
I am a huge fan of this band.