“Wake Me Up When September Ends” is a track written by the lead singer of the band Inexperienced Day, Billie Joe Armstrong who’s speaking about his struggles with grief after the passing of his father. His father handed away of most cancers when the lead singer was solely ten years previous. In an interview Billie recounts after the funeral crying and working as much as his room, locking himself in. When his mom knocked on his door he replied, “Wake me up when September ends”. The lyrics mirror his battle with grief after his father’s passing in September. He expresses:
“Drenched in my ache once more,
Turning into who we’re,
As my reminiscence rests,
However by no means forgets what I misplaced,
Wake me up when September ends”
Watch the music video right here.