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Song #11 on Green Day's American Idiot CD. It is NOT about returning to school, this song is about Billie Joe Armstrong's father dying. This is the first song in which he confronted this issue, and I think it probably did him some good. However, I don't know him personally, so I can't say for sure. Green Day dedicated this song to the Hurricane Katrina victims at the concert I went to. A damn good song too.
Summer has come and past
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends
by Miracle Midgit September 07, 2005
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2.
a song that's really emotional originally written about billie's dad dying, NOT about summer or sept. 11 or the war in iraq or katrina BUT can be interpreted that way if you want.

a really great song but is becoming the next boulevard of broken dreams. now every radio station in the country plays this song to shit and every preppy poser idiot is screaming "i heart greenday!11!!111111 this is teh bestest song eva!!!!!! im totally teh biggest greenday fan eVa111!" when they only know this song and BoBD.

damn green day for being so mainstream.
(something that actually happened to me)

my friend: ooh, do you have green day on your ipod? me: uhh, YEAH. i have all their albums. her: omg, i LOVE wake me up when september ends. *listens to it* me: my favorite song is she. hear, listen to it. her: *listends* mm, i don't like it. *changes it back to wake me up when september ends* me: *fumes*
by superobsessivegreendayfan September 25, 2005
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A beautiful song by Green Day on their Album, American Idiot. The lyrics were written by Billie Joe Armstrong,
And is Basically About his Father dying of Lung cancer when Billie Joe was only ten, And how he grieved his loss. Which was a great loss. This is one of the most meaningful songs we have got in today's music in My opinion
As My Memory rests
But never forgets what I lost
Wake me up when September Ends

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A song by Green Day about not wanting the summer to end and having to deal with going back to our normal lives, time going by too fast, etc. Things that are on your mind before school starts. Basically the only good song on Green Day's new CD because everyone can relate to it and you can actually understand what Billie Joe is saying which is hard to do on most Green Day songs.
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 forgets what I lost
Wake me up when September ends
by blondehottie August 27, 2005
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