Back on 2004's American Idiot he asked us to "Wake Me Up When September Ends," so this morning — October 1 — he's been bombarded with a zillion reminders in the form of tweets and Instagram comments.
The lyrics weren't exactly meant to be taken so literally or treated so goofily. After all, they were dedicated to his late father, who died of cancer on September 1, 1982.
Since then, however, the song has inspired an eye-rolling annual meme up there with "May the 4th be with you." Below, you'll find just a small sampling of Billie Joe's waking hell today.
@billiejoe TIME TO WAKE UP. <3— Kerri Yates (@kerrifaye) October 1, 2018
@billiejoe hey u awake— Gringo (@winterlou94) October 1, 2018
Wake up, @billiejoe.— Grayson Tate (@graytatehoward) October 1, 2018
@billiejoe you awake brah?— seldonfound (@seldonfound) October 1, 2018
@billiejoe wake tf up you got some shit to do son.— Charlie Boi (@Batmore112) October 1, 2018
@billiejoe wake up fam, it's october— Elon Musk (@EloneMusket) October 1, 2018
@billiejoe yo dawg time to wake up— Mish (@mishfighting) October 1, 2018
september is over motherfucker @billiejoe— Mrs Bee (@Belzebee) October 1, 2018