Wake Me Up When September Ends

"Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a song by the American rock band Green Day from their studio album "American Idiot" released in 2004. The song is composed and performed by the band's members, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool. It was primarily written by Billie Joe Armstrong as a tribute to his father who passed away in September when he was a child. The song gained popularity worldwide and became synonymous with the band's signature sound. As for trivia, the song's music video was directed by Samuel Bayer and features a narrative following a young couple separated by the Iraq War. The melody of "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is characterized by a haunting and emotional guitar riff accompanied by powerful and heartfelt vocals, perfectly encapsulating the song's introspective and melancholic atmosphere.