Wake Me Up When September Ends


"Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a song by the American rock band Green Day. Released in 2004 as part of their seventh studio album, American Idiot, the song is written and performed by the band's vocalist and guitarist, Billie Joe Armstrong. It was composed by all three band members - Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool. The song holds a deeper meaning as it was inspired by the personal loss Armstrong faced with his father's death in September 1982. Interestingly, the song gained additional popularity as it became associated with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Musically, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" features a melodic and heartfelt acoustic guitar-driven melody, combined with Armstrong's emotionally driven vocals. It remains one of the well-known and cherished songs in Green Day's discography.