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Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

Like my fathers come to pass
Seven years has gone so fast
Wake me up when September ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are

As my memory rests
But never forget what I lost
Wake me up when September ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

Ring out the bells again
Like we did when Spring began
Wake me up when September ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are

As my memory rests
But never forgets what I lost
Wake me up when September ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

Like my fathers come to pass
Twenty years has gone so fast

Wake me up when September ends
Wake me up when September ends
Wake me up when September ends



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    toaiiMay 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    This song really makes me cry for a reason. I had a freind that left me at September. Right after summer. It really left me shattered. I couldn't help crying to this song when I first heard it. She was my really good friend, and we used to play with eachother. I just hope she can come back. Problem is, I'm Asian, and she's American. So it creates some racial problems. :(
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    HazelDountLovesBulletFeb 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    Billie's dad died when he was just a kid. That's when he wrote the song, and he picked it up and recorded it for the american idiot album.
    Its not only about him losing his dad, its about losing someone you love. In the video, its about this really young couple, and the girlfriend freaks out when the boyfriend signs up for the army. You never find out if the get to see eachother again. That's left for thought.
    Its amazing how billie joe can write a song as a sad little kid and have that song find its way into the hearts of so many people so many years later.
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    mikeman1989Jul 17, 2010 at 4:40 am
    This song is Green Day's most emotional song because of the military tribute throughout the video. The lyrics are really haunting because Billie Joe talks all about his Dad who died when he was 10. The video itself is really emotional. Thanks to the acting by Evan Rachel Wood and Anton Yelchin (the couple throughout the video). Another message that is repeated through the video is Evan Rachel Wood's quote, " Don;t ever leave me." This is because Yelchin is going off to war and Wood doesn't want him to die. Really emotional story and video.
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    auel_neiderOct 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    In this melancholy ballad, Armstrong revisits his painful childhood and thinks about the day he lost his innocence when his father died. Like many faced with such a traumatic event, he never truly recovered, and he can't believe that twenty years have passed since that September day. As Armstrong associates pain with the month September, he would rather not deal with anything related to the month, prompting him to sing, As my memory rests/but never forgets what I lost/Wake me up when September ends.

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