Here we are waving September goodbye. Which is fine with me, if I’m honest. September always seems so long to me. I’m ready for October–I love all the fun and decorations of Halloween, plus, owing to my birthday, I’m Queen for a Month in October, LOL! Let the gifts begin. 🙂
As I thought about the end of September, this song popped in my head and wouldn’t go away. Wake Me Up When September Ends is from Green Day’s stellar 2004 opus American Idiot.
I love Green Day. Matter of fact, their Revolution Radio tour is the best concert I’ve ever attended, EVER. If you have the chance…
The origin of the song is personal to Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. According to Songfacts,
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this song about his father, who died of cancer on September 1, 1982. At his father’s funeral, Billie cried, ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mother got home and knocked on the door to Billie’s room, Billie simply said, “Wake me up when September ends,” hence the title.
It’s a bit melancholy, I suppose, but maybe fitting as we move forward into fall. Nature slows down for the cooler weather, and we find ourselves inside more and outside less. But we begin to look forward to holidays and special times with family and friends.
I hope you’re enjoying this last September weekend, doing what you love with who you love. Be sure to give them a hug.
Happy Saturday night!
Bonus: My all-time favorite Green Day song.