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Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends - Lyrics Meaning

The very popular band 'Green Day' is an American band that was formed in 1987. The band has been producing stellar albums and hasn't lost much steam through the years. The band has the following members: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Try Cool and Jason White.

'Wake Me Up When September Ends' is a story about two lovers (one version). The male counterpart makes a promise to where he'd never leave his lover. For some reason, he enlists in the U.S. military. He tells her that by joining the military, this is a way how he can express his love to her by protecting others.

She becomes heartbroken. He then later deploys to war. The individual dies in the war sometime later. The song became a tribute to Hurricane Katrina. The song was attributed to the U.S. war in Iraq. The lyrics don't really match up with a war theme. Some of the lyrics are: "Summer has come and passed. The innocent can never last wake me up when September ends, like my father's come to pass; seven years has gone so fast." There's similarities though, but it depends on how you interpret things and others as well also.

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