The Frustration Of Growing Up As A Transient Kid

Although I have often heard Green Day’s “Wake Me up When September Ends” ridiculed as an emo anthem, the song has been a constant in my life, and one of the few songs I know all the lyrics to. The song’s theme of loss, particularly dedicated to the death of singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s father of esophageal cancer when he was 10, has universal applications to all disasters. The Internet has used the song…