One of the major hits of Green Day wake me up when September ends is written in memory of the lead singer's father Billie Joe Armstrong which a true story
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this about his father, who died of cancer on September 1st, 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.
the Green Day - wake me up when September endsoriginally supposed to be on Shenanigans, but Billie wasn't emotionally ready to record it, so it was put onto American Idiot.