wake me up when september comes

Green Day songs for when you are feeling ________

Joy/hopeful: 99 Revolutions, 21st Century Breakdown, Carpe Diem, Forever Now, Good Riddance (Time of your life), Holiday, 21 Guns, King for a Day, Last of the American Girls, Minority, Ordinary World, Outlaws, Revolution Radio, See the Light, Somewhere Now, Still Breathing, Sweet 16, Waiting, Welcome to Paradise, ¡Viva la Gloria!

Love: 1,000 Hours, 80, 2,000 Light Years Away, Dry Ice, Fell for you, Hearts Collide, Last Night on Earth, Missing you, Only of you, Redundant, Scattered, See you tonight, Stay the Night, Sweet 16, The one I want, Whatsername, When it’s Time, Youngblood

Anger: Bab’s Uvula Who?, Brat, Christian’s Inferno, East Jesus Nowhere, Letterbomb, F.O.D, Ha Ha You’re Dead, Having a Blast, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Kill the DJ, Know your Enemy, Platypus(I Hate You), Say Goodbye, Take Back, You Lied

Confusion: A Little Boy Named Train, Are We the Waiting, Armatage Shanks, Coming Clean, Going to Pasalacqua, Jaded, Knowledge, Loss of Control, One for the Razorbacks, One of my lies, The Static Age, Too Dumb to Die, Walking Contradiction, Why do you want him?, X-Kid

Sadness/Pain: Amy, Give me novacaine, Macy’s Day Parade, Misery, No one knows, Outlaws, Pulling Teeth, Restless Heart Syndrome, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Whatsername, Words I Might Have Ate

Pity/Desperation: Brutal Love, Church on Sunday, Emenius Sleepus, Hitchin’ a Ride, Lazy Bones, Misery, Murder City, Oh Love, Paper Lanterns, Pulling Teeth, The Forgotten, Walk Away, ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)

Disgust: 86, All the Time, Jackass, Nice Guys Finish Last, Platypus (I hate you), Prosthetic Head, Reject, Sick of Me, Stuart and the Ave., The Grouch

Bored: Christie Road, Last Ride In, Lazy Bones, Longview, Rest, Rotting, Sassafras Roots, Tired Of Waiting For You, When I Come Around

Afraid: 16, Don’t wanna fall in love, Don’t leave me, No Pride, Peacemaker, Road to Acceptance, Troubled Times, Warning, X-Kid, Working Class Hero

Anxiety: Basket Case, Brain Stew, Burnout, No Pride, One of My Lies, Panic Song, Stuck With Me, Suffocate, Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?

Alone: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Castaway, Disappearing Boy, Jesus Of Suburbia, Misery, Missing You, Suffocate, Walking Alone

Jealousy: Chump, In The End, Nice Guys Finish Last, Paper Lanterns

My ‘’Auf  Wiedersehen , Sweetheart’’ playlist.

Vera Lynn - Auf Wiedersehen, sweetheart.  We’ll kiss again, like this again, don’t let the teardrops start. With love that’s true, I’ll wait for you.
Auf wiedersehen, sweetheart.

Five for Fighting - Heaven knows.  Tell me where the good men go before I wash away. Walk me down the old brick road so I can die where I met you. Hold me like we’re going home, turn your tears to rain .Bury me beautiful. Heaven knows how I loved you.

Jo Stafford - You Belong To Me.   I’ll be so alone without you, maybe you’ll be lonesome too, and blue. Fly the ocean in a silver plane just remember till you’re home again, you belong to me.

Radical Face - Welcome Home.  I’ve come home, all my nightmares escaped my head bar the door, please don’t let them in.You were never supposed to leave, welcome home.

Ed Sheeran - Photograph.   We keep this love in a photograph, we made these memories for ourselves. Where our eyes are never closing, hearts are never broken. You can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans holding me closer ‘til our eyes meet. You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Dream A Little Dream Of Mesay “nighty-night” and kiss me, just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me. While i’m alone and blue as can be dream a little dream of me.  

Ed Sheeran - Kiss Me.    My heart’s against your chest, your lips pressed in my neck. I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet. And with this feeling I’ll forget, I’m in love now.

Bella Ciao.  Una mattina mi sono svegliato, o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao! Una mattina mi sono svegliato, e ho trovato l'invasor.              O partigiano, portami via,o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao! O partigiano, portami via, ché mi sento di morir.   

Luciano Pavarotti - La Dona È Mobile (Verdi).  La donna è mobile, qual piuma al vento, muta d'accento e di pensiero. 

Skylar Grey - Coming Home.   I’m coming home, I’m coming home. Tell the world I’m coming home. Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday.

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars.  If I lay here, if I just lay here. Would you lie with me and just forget the world? 

Christina Perri - Arms I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart, but you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start. You put your arms around me and I’m home.  

The Ink Spots - Maybe.   Maybe you’ll think of me when you are all alone. Maybe you’ll sit and sigh wishing that I were near, then. Maybe you’ll ask me to come back again and maybe I’ll say maybe.

The Common Linnets - Calm After The Storm. I’m thinking about you here in the calm after the storm. Tears on the highway, water in my eyes.
This rain ain’t gonna change us, so what’s the use to cry?

Sam Smith - Stay With Me. Why am I so emotional? No it’s not a good look, gain some self control. And deep down I know this never works, but you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt.Oh, won’t you stay with me? 'Cause you’re all I need.

Seafret - Wildfire.   We are bound to each other’s hearts, cold, torn, and pulled apart. This love, is like wildfire, and to my word now I’ll be true,
I can’t stop this breaking loose. This love, is like wildfire, like wildfire. 

Meghan Trainor - Like I’m Gonna Lose You ft. John Legend.  No, we’re not promised tomorrow, so I’m gonna love you like I’m gonna lose you.
I’m gonna hold you like I’m saying goodbye. Wherever we’re standing
I won’t take you for granted 'cause we’ll never know when we’ll run out of time.

Snow Patrol -  The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?)What if this storm ends? And I don’t see you as you are now ever again. The perfect halo of gold hair and lightning. What if this storm ends? And leaves us nothing except a memory, a distant echo.I want to see you as you are now every single day that I am living.

Sleeping At Last - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you. And when I come home, yeah I know I’m gonna be the man who’s coming home to you.
And when I’m dreamin’, well I know I’m gonna dream, I’m gonna dream about the time when I’m with you. And if I grow old, well I know I’m gonna be the man who’s growing old with you.

Kaye Ballard - In Other words.   Fill my heart with song and let me sing for ever more. You are all I long for, all I worship and adore. In other words, please be true. In other words, I love you.

Muse - Resistance. Use our secret safe tonight and are we out of sight.
Will our world come tumbling down , will they find our hiding place.
Is this our last embrace? Oh will the world stop caving in. Love is our resistance.

Five For Fighting - Road To You.  I hear a song on the radio and it sounds like something I miss. But, I don’t need those old melodies with you on my lips. There’s not one thing I would change or undo, cause all my life’s been a road to you.

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow.  Somewhere over the rainbow way up high, there’s a land that i heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Someday i’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Vera Lynn - I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time.  I’m writing you, my dear, just to tell you,in September, you remember 'neath the old apple tree you whispered to me, when it blossomed again, you’d be mine. I’ll be with you in apple blossom time.              


A collection of fanfiction to waste your life on, just like I waste mine! 

Originally posted by dnpextra


Crush - Fluff

Another Day - Fluffy af

Forever - Fluff

Perfect - Angst (Kinda triggering…?)

Friends - Angst / Fluff

They Don’t Deserve it - Angst (Sort of trigger warning???)

Everything is Alright - Fluff

A Sweet Obsession - Fluff

The Perfect Mum - Fluff

Winter Fridays - Fluff

Caps are Cute - Fluff/Angst

Rain - Angst

Love, Unconditionally - Angst

Brotherly Love - Fluff

Savior - Funny fluff

True Love - Fluff, I guess angst

So Damaged - Angst

Part 1  Part 2

A Brothers Protection - Fluff

I Don’t Care - Fluff

I’m Always Right - Fluff

Shape of You - I don’t actually know what this would come under. Kind of smutty?

Guilty - Smut / Angst (Part 2 coming soon)

Dad - Fluff (Kinda angst)

Originally posted by shinyphan


Colour - Fluff

Little Star - Fluff

Still Young Love - Fluff

Time - Fluff


Wake me up when September ends - Angst

Stay Alive - Angst

Bar Jealousy - Implied Smut

Beauty From Pain - Angst (Trigger warning: Self harm)


Dating Dan and Phil

Kissing Dan and Phil 


Fragile - Dan and Phil // Fluff

If someone makes a Wake Me Up When September Ends joke, don’t immediately yell at them, harass them or insult them. Please let me explain why before you yell at me.

The Green Day fandom know that the song is about the tragic death of Billie’s father and spread that in an effort to prevent abuse towards him. Which is a good thing.

The thing is I think the vast majority of people who make the jokes have no idea of what the song is about.

  • The meaning is hardly mentioned in the lyrics in any way other than one line ‘like my father’s come to pass’. Billie and especially in American Idiot writes from the perspective of characters so anyone who picks up on that line could think that he is saying it as Jimmy. A lot of artists say lines because they rhyme and fit with the song. Almost everyone wont think deeply as to what that one line means.
  • Understandably the music video has no relation to the songs meaning at all.
  • Where does Billie mention the true meaning of the song? It’s upsetting for him to talk about it so he doesn’t, maybe he revealed it publicly once or twice. I don’t remember ever hearing him talk about it. Most GD fans know the meaning from other fans.
  • You can love the song, the band and their other music and respect them a lot with out watching countless interviews and being part of a fanbase. I reckon a lot of GD fans themselves don’t know the meaning of the song and that’s okay. I’m not saying it’s okay to make the joke or that people like that automatically make the jokes… i’m saying it’s okay to not know the meaning.

Okay so my summary of the above points is it really is not obvious at all what the meaning is.

Okay don’t get mad at me for me saying this but without the context and if there was no context I can see why some people would find it funny (I don’t find it funny though.) Most people think it is completely harmless, no offensiveness, no discrimnation, no insults, just something amusing to them.

Another thing people say is 'it came out 13 years ago, why are you still joking about it!’ That’s probably because they only just discovered the song. I didn’t know Green Day even existed until about 3 years ago, now thy mean so much to me.

Final thing I want to say. Please read this carefully before getting cross.

I hate when people make these jokes and would never do it myself, never have, never will. I have stopped people making these jokes and regardless of who you are if you make these jokes knowing the meaning you’re an asshole.

I think the fandom gets a little to worked up about it. There are way, way are more people flooding comments on Billie’s social media saying that people shouldn’t make the jokes than people who actually do, they’re basically yelling into the void. They just remind Billie of what happened and that some people are nasty to him about it. I know people mean well but it may end up doing more harm than good. Most likely it even makes some assholes make the jokes out of spite as they know it annoys us and the nastiness may have otherwise stopped long ago. If you see someone making the joke, calmly, without being an asshole inform them of the meaning like the brilliant @swampygirl did which was brilliant and the response was

Good work! I hope people understand what i’m going on about, the above person wasn’t an asshole, just unaware. I know people mean well, just personally I think some people are overreacting a bit.


I don’t know if some of you would hate me for bringing on this, as it has been talked over too much and made too many jokes which are not funny at all, but Wake Me Up When September Ends is one of the songs that got me into Green Day in the first place years ago, and also one of the main reasons that I always get more sentimental when September comes. I could only image what pain Billie has been suffering from because of his loss throughout the years, which, I have the fortune not have to face with. But I hear this song he wrote, it’s so pure, beautiful and heartbreaking.

teddybluesclues  asked:

oh man can you rec the other disability fics you got? i'm dying for some good shit and you're the best at recs!

awwww thanks for the compliment!!! and omg ofc I can! there are some nice fics out there, ufortunately not as much as I would like, but they exist! let’s get to it:

After Ever Jensen is deaf, and he and Jared meet on line

After the Game Jared is a professional soccer player and suffers a knee injury

If I Wanted Silence Jensen loses his sight and Jared is hired as his assistant 

Let Me Love You non AU where Jared loses both legs in an accident

Out of the Darkness future non AU where Jensen is paralyzed

Remember You Jensen lost his fingers after an accident that killed his boyfriend

Safe Haven Jensen shoots Jared by accident while shooting a scene and leaves him paralyzed

Silk and Steel A/B/O where Jared was injured when he was a kid and he limps

Shadowland after a fight with Jared, Jensen has an accident and ends up paralyzed

Soul Survivors Jensen uses a crutch and a brace on one leg after a bus accident

Still Staring at the Same Old Sky Jensen lost a leg after an accident hunting down a tornado

The Colors of my Life Jensen is a painter and he’s almost completely blind

The Date Verse Jensen is in a wheelchair

The Rise and Fall of Jensen Ackles and the Spiders from Mars dunno if it counts, but Jensen has seizures

There’s Beauty in the Broken Jensen lost a leg in an accident

Twists and Turns Verse Jensen has a problem in his arm

Up Against Your Will Jared is blind and Jensen is a werewolf

Walk Tall Jensen is in a wheelchair and grumpy, and Jared is hired to assist him

Earning a Miracle THIS ONE IS A WIP. Jared is paralyzed and he’s an art teacher, Jensen is a teacher at the same school. It’s not finished, I’ve been reading it for a couple of years now. It’s a great one that’s why I keep going lol

AND OF COURSE, there’s my new big bang coming up called Wake Me Up When September Ends, it’s a September 11th AU and also a disability fic bc I needed to write my own someday! I won’t say which disabilty it is or which boy is disabled bc that’s a surprise. On June 14th it will be posted so keep tuned bc I’ll be posting here a thousand times lol

I guess that is it, the ones I can remember! I hope you enjoy them, they are all great fics!

EDIT: holy jesus I forgot to add my fic The Love That Remains, it’s not the main focus like my new one but one of them ends up with a disability too :)

EDIT 2: I’ve mentioned my upcoming fic above, now it’s posted and it has become a whole verse far from having an end! so here you go, my own disability verse, September Verse. And the mystery is over, in this one Jared becomes paraplegic after the events of 9/11. I’m gonna start working on a sequel for this story soon, and have posted a handful of timestamps :)

august 21st...

What saddens me most is that the Mystic Messenger V Route is beginning to look like it’ll come out right near the very end of August… And will probably overlap with school when it starts early September… Waking up early everyday for school is hard enough, but combined with those 12 and 3am chats…  A G H

I hope it comes out soon … for the sake of my sanity

Songs to Listen to When You’re Having a Panic Attack

Try singing along to these, too, if it helps.

Try any of these, cause not all of them will work; everyone’s different and your emotions change every other millisecond during an attack. People who have panic attacks know what I mean.

“If I Lose Myself”- OneRepublic

“This Is Gospel” Panic! At The Disco

“Wake Me Up When September Ends” -Green Day

“Somebody To Love”- Queen

“Sugar, We’re Goin Down”- Fall Out Boy

“21 Guns”- Green Day

“Breakeven”- The Script

“Sweet Annie”- The Zac Brown Band (breathe slowly to the tune of this song)

“Unwell” -Matchbox Twenty

“Waiting For Superman”- Daughtry

“Won’t Go Home Without You”- Maroon 5

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”- The Rolling Stones

“Dream On” -Aerosmith

“Out On The Town”- Fun.

“Apologize” - Timbland ft. OneRepublic

“Paradise” -Coldplay

“Demons”- Imagine Dragons

“Ghost”- Ella Henderson


“Hysteria”- Def Leppard

“Keep On Loving You”- REO Speedwagon

~(more to come)~

A playlist for Scorpio

Dirty Little Secret – All-American Rejects // Dare – Gorillaz // Fake You Out – twenty one pilots // Undercover Martyn – Two Door Cinema Club // Give It To Me – HOMESHAKE // Goodbye Angel – Red Hot Chili Peppers // Creep – Radiohead // Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day // Come A Little Closer – Cage the Elephant // You Don’t Understand Me – The Raconteurs // Dirty Boots – Sonic Youth // PDA –Interpol

 Johnny Cade 

Playlist created by @outsidercade

Stay Gold - Stevie Wonder / Waiting For Love - Avicii / Count On Me - Bruno Mars / Lost Boy - Clayton James / Love Like You - Rebecca Sugar / Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day / King - Lauren Aquilina / How Far We’ve Come - Matchbox Twenty / Counting Stars - OneRepublic / Battle Scars - Paradise Fears / Stand By You - Rachel Platten / Grease - Frankie Vallie / A Thousand Years - Christina Perri / Far Too Young To Die - Panic! At The Disco / Wake Me Up - Avicii / Alone Together - Fall Out Boy / Nicotine - Panic! At The Disco / Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day


LIKE MY FATHER’S COME TO PASS: “Wake Me Up When September Ends”

I told myself I wasn’t going to write about grief in this letter, and especially not the first one.  But grief is selfish and greedy and its worst quality is the way it makes you like to it.  I have been trying to find a way to write around the hole my father left in my life since the day he died.  I have been looking for words that would come without forcing me to confront a howling absence.  They haven’t come.  Loss is like a black hole, and until you deal with it it will exercise the same level of gravity upon you as a black hole does until you are crushed within it.  I said that I look to letters to find honesty.  Well, here is my honest truth: it hurts.  It hurts so much that I am scared to look it in the face, still, even now.

I still don’t know who I am, this new, wilder beast rubbed raw against the edges of death’s implacable brutality.

I wrote these words over two years ago now, but they are as true today as they were then. Grief makes you strange to yourself. Grief re-orders your entire fucking world, and all it takes is an instant.

My father is dead. My father is dead. Six years have gone so fast and my father is still dead and he is always going to be dead, now, and I have no real better idea of how to deal with it than I did the day the call came and I broke a mug across the floor of my tiny London kitchen.

Billie Joe wrote this song about his father, who he lost even sooner than I lost mine. There’s no ordering of grief, no claim to a greater portion of it because your tragedy is somehow bigger or worse; we are all swallowed up in the force of it when it comes. But I got more time with my dad than Billie Joe did with his, at least. I am grateful for that.

What is grief? I have dedicated years of my life and considerable amounts of academic focus to that question. It’s not one that can be answered rationally, aside from “the yearning for something that is not there, will never be there again,” and that is not, will never be enough to explain the tiniest fraction of all that grief is, all that it does.

To turn to poetry, and music: 

Sappho says in the house of song there shall be no mourning, but all song is mourning. All shapes reflect absence; I have collected all the bits of soap, every trace that can still float, and strung them from the rafters. I am here with my flesh and my thoughts, trying to let go of you.

- Sina Queyras, from MxT

It took less than a year after my father’s death for people - well-meaning, kind people, who just wanted to see me get “better” - to start to ask me, gently, hesitantly, if maybe I needed to get over it. “Let go,” is the phrase they used.

But you don’t “get better” from grief, just like your loved one will never (unless they are a comic book character, I suppose) “get better” from death. Despite what our current, western, self-help and power-of-positive-thinking culture might like to believe, there are some things in life that simply can’t be fixed. Grief is one of them. The only thing you can do with grief is carry it, and learn how to live with your new weight.

I don’t know how to let go, anyways, not properly (David Foster Wallace: Everything I have ever let go of has claw marks on it.) and I wouldn’t even if I could. It would mean letting go of my father, too. Billie Joe, I think, understands this: Drenched in my pain again / Becoming who we are / As my memory rests / But never forgets what I lost / Wake me up when September ends.

Sara Ahmed, from The Cultural Politics of Emotion

When you suffer loss, the feeling isn’t actually of something going away from you; rather, it becomes something you have to carry with you - forever. You can’t fix it, you can’t get over it - because the only thing that would do so is the one thing that you cannot get back again, whether that be a person or a relationship or a stage of life or an innocence. Trauma recurs; we know this. It returns to you again and again and makes you relive it. Why are we so hesitant to admit that grief acts in a similar way? 

It comes down, I think, to our cultural fear of death. To grieve, openly, publicly, is to remind yourself and everyone else that we, too, will die. Any mention of death, in our culture, is a memento mori, and we do not want it. This is, aside from the somewhat clumsy political statement, why I think the official video for this song is something so unrelated to what the song is actually about. It’s a narrative that glancingly acknowledges the possibility of death, but does not solidify it - it blinks and looks away at the last second. This is what most people prefer to do.

So what do people like me, or Billie Joe, or others like us, do with the grief we have to carry?

To return to Anne Carson, who I mentioned yesterday:

Grief and rage–you need to contain that, to put a frame around it, where it can play itself out without you or your kin having to die.

from Grief Lessons

Over twenty years after his father died, Billie Joe wrote a song about it. Five years after mine died, I wrote a thesis. We put our separate griefs into the boxes afforded us with the tools we had at our disposal, and we let them play out.

It’s still there, still needs to be held, still heavier some days than others. But almost everything is easier to carry when you have a box to put it in.

- Jacqui // @sandovers