Low on the list of the many, many disappointments of the previous few years is that Green Day never came out with (good) new music, as some Millennials who got through the Bush administration with American Idiot had hoped. Perhaps that’s why every September, the call for “Wake Me Up When September Ends” jokes is as prevalent as ever. They’re reminiscent of a simpler time, one when memes were as harmless as a simple pun on an emotive pop ballad instead of hot political takes and desperate wishes to realize 2020 has all been a dream.

Whatever the case, the autumnal answer to It’s Gonna Be May began anew today, as everyone preps to wake up Billie Joe Armstrong come the end of September, as per his wishes.

Of course, not all Green Day fans were amused, as “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is about the passing of Armstrong’s father, and shouldn’t be joked about.

Others were just exhausted by yet another year of this meme.

Unfortunately for those who dislike it, it seems there will be no shaking “Wake Me Up When September Ends” jokes, at least until Billie Joe makes good on his promise to write a song called “Shut the F*** Up When October Begins.”

Source: https://knowyourmeme.com/editorials/collections/green-day-trends-as-people-realize-what-day-it-is