"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've lost
Wake me up when september ends"
It reminds me of my mom.
In the lyrics there are two dates related to Billie Joe's father's death: 7 and 20. When this album came out in 2004 I was 20 and it was 7 years since my mother's death in September 1997. So obviously when I first listened to that song I immediately knew what it was about and could easily relate to this.
It is actually one of the best lyrics on the American Idiot album and one of my favourite of this era.
This pic shows the top row of my high pile of cds, obviously occupied by Green Day. I got all their albums of course, they're my all times favourite band and have been with me since when I was a child. It is surprising how they always seem to get to a point I already know, we get along very well actually :D