Billie Joe Armstrong originally wrote the song about his father’s passing
Green Day fans get over the annual ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ joke.
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It has become a tradition that every October 1 people will take to the Internet and joke about waking up Billie Joe Armstrong in reference to the Green Day song ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’.
But fans are tired of the regulars, instead reminding people that the song was written about Billy Joe Armstrong’s father, who died in 1982 when Armstrong was just ten years old.
The day ppl realized the Wake Up Green Day joke isn’t funny because “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is about Billy Joe Armstrong’s trauma surrounding his father’s death, the day I’ll find peace, ” tweeted skyswalkerlia.
The Day Ppl Realized the Wake Up Green Day Joke Isn’t Funny Because “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is about Billy Joe Armstrong’s trauma surrounding his father’s death, The Day I’ll Find Peace.
— Ann Han CEO “Leis Consubin” Solo (@skyswalkerleia) September 30, 2021
“I’ve also lost my father and the jokes are probably the worst thing you can say about it. People are constantly joking with me about my own trauma, and it’s insulting and disgusting.” wavedevicefire whereas akusigho said “Billy can’t see your joke, but those of us whose father died of cancer in September will see it.”
Armstrong himself is tired of it. In a 2016 interview with Vulture, he told people who are posting the joke “Have fun, get life at the same time” before suggesting that he would write a new song, ‘Shut the fuck up when October. Comes’
in a 2019 interview Howard Stern Show, Armstrong explained how he still thinks of his father while performing the song. “I really think about him every day. I avoided writing about him for many years, and then it was nice to finally have this kind of success. It didn’t sound like a negative feeling, but it made him respect It was like giving.”
Following the US tour this summer, the UK and European stages of the Hella Mega Tour will take place in the summer of 2022. Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will begin in Vienna on June 19 and end in Paris on July 2. , UK stops in London (24 June), Huddersfield (25 June), Dublin (27 June) and Glasgow (29 June).