It's Been Awhile But I Still Like This Song

That song being Staind's 'It's Been Awhile', which was one of the few bands and songs during the nu-metal craze of the early to mid-2000s that I enjoyed. I've always had a soft spot for power ballads, and I feel this applies or at least, as a 2000 version of one. I think, Staind and especially this song is a bit of a punchline now, and one podcast I love actually has a running gag where they sort of sing the line 'It's been awhile', but I still dig the song, and I think it works.