Dawson’s Creek Theme Song


How could I have forgotten about this when I have the CD! Oops, actually it’s my sister’s.

Anyway, this is a very known and obvious theme song so let’s just get it over and done with.

The song is “I Don’t Want to Wait” by American artist Paula Cole. If you are not a nineties kid, she also sang the very-popular “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” song (wait, that was a 90s song as well).

Anyway, both songs were from her 1996 release This Fire (which my sister also has). As previously linked, “I Don’t Want to Wait” is of course also part of the official soundtrack—Songs From Dawson’s Creek.

I guess it’s also relevant to note that there were two Dawson’s Creek soundtracks released. Songs From Dawson’s Creek Volume 2 included songs like “Crazy For This Girl” by Evan and Jaron and “If I Am” by Nine Days among others, but “I Don’t Want to Wait” was already dropped.

Wait! Internationally, Jan Arden’s “Run Like Mad” was used for the opening song in season one. The same song was also used in some DVD versions of seasons 3-6. However, it wasn’t included in any of the soundtracks.

Below is the original opening sequence (“I Don’t Want to Wait”) taken from season one.

Dawson’s Creek Theme Song lyrics (“I Don’t Want to Wait”)

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I don’t want to wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be
I don’t want to wait
For our lives to be over
Will it be yes or will it be

So open up your morning light
And say a little prayer for right
You know that if we are to stay alive
And see the love in every eye

Below is the Jan Arden, “Run Like Mad” opening.

Dawson’s Creek Theme Song lyrics (“Run Like Mad”)

My heart is in my hands
My head is in the clouds
My feet have left the ground
My life is turning around and round.
Every voice inside my head is telling me to run like mad
Oh bows and arrows
Stars and sunsets
Hey hey hey yeah
Hey hey hey yeah
Every heartbeat every kiss just
Makes me wonder what all this is
Suits of armor
Hearts and arrows
Hey hey hey yeah