"September" as written by Christopher A. Daughtry and Joshua Earl Steely....
How the time passed away, all the trouble that we gave
And all those days we spent out by the lake
Has it all gone to waste? All the promises we made
One by one they vanish just the same

Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly
But the memories remain

In the middle of September we'd still play out in the rain
Nothing to lose but everything to gain
Reflecting now on how things could've been
It was worth it in the end

Now it all seems so clear, there's nothing left to fear
So we made our way by finding what was real
Now the days are so long that summer's moving on
We reach for something that's already gone, yeah

Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly
But the memories remain

In the middle of September we'd still play out in the rain
Nothing to lose but everything to gain
Reflecting now on how things could've been
It was worth it in the end

Yeah, we knew we had to leave this town (we knew we had to leave this town)
But we never knew when and we never knew how (we never knew how)
We would end up here the way we are
Yeah, we knew we had to leave this town (we knew we had to leave this town)
But we never knew when and we never knew how (we never knew how)

Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly
But the memories remain

In the middle of September we'd still play out in the rain
Nothing to lose but everything to gain
Reflecting now on how things could've been
It was worth it in the end


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"September" as written by Christopher A. Daughtry, Joshua Earl Steely

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is my favorite song of his He does not have a bad song at all.
    But this one means the most to me. We Would all like to go back to some time in
    the past weather is to change an event or just to meet someone again or back to
    a memory of a time you enjoy.
    David6.neton October 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has so much meaning for me. I have only ever had one girlfriend and we met and hung out for the first time in the middle of September (the 14th to be exact). Although it was just a little under two years ago, I still long for those days of September to come back. It was such an amazing time; raw, pure, mysterious emotion.

    "Now the days are so long that summer's moving on, We reach for something that's already gone."
    I still think about that day in September all the time. I am searching for something that is already gone. All I want is to go back, but the days are gone forever.

    "The years go by and time just seems to fly by, But the memories remain"
    Time will not slow down and with each passing day that day in September bacomes embedded ever more deeply in the past. However, I will always have the memories. I will cling to them forever.
    YouAreWorthTheWaiton July 18, 2009   Link
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    MemoryI was first drawn to this song by its title, "September." It was more poignant than I expected.

    My brother and I didn't get along until a few years ago, and the summer of 2008 was the first time we had lived in the same area since I was 8 years old (some 13 years previous). I always knew the memories of that summer would be particularly vivid, as it was when he and I truly became best friends.

    On September 3, 2008, my dear brother, my only sibling, died unexpectedly. It was the second day of my college classes, and I thought about calling him all day before I heard the news.

    "Now the days are so long that summer's moving on
    We reach for something that's already gone

    Of all the things I still remember
    Summer's never looked the same
    The years go by and time just seems to fly by
    But the memories remain

    We knew we had to leave this town
    But we never knew when and we never knew how"

    I will forever grasp for something that's already gone, and those memories before that September will forever be bittersweet. He was the one who pushed me to leave this town, and my college town. I do it now in memory of him. I hope he's proud.


    bermudaon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is beautiful and hands down my favorite song Daughtry has ever come out with to date for 2 reasons.

    I can personally relate to this song extremely well. A few years back I had my first serious relationship and it ended in september and I was heart broken. I just reminisce about the good times we had all the time. Also, about a week after that breakup, my brother (whom I'm very close with), left to serve in Irap for a year. And it left me so lost and I was miserable. A year later in September, one of my closest friends became severly ill from brain cancer and he passed away.

    But besides how I can relate to the song, I think the lyrics were meant to say one last goodbye.
    To me, this is the singer looking back to his first love a few years ago. He fell completely in love with her that summer and he wanted it to last forever. They had nothing but love and wanted to make the best of the relationship. When the fell in love, they knew that eventually they would have to leave each other for some reason but they were taking it day by day. The time came for them to separate at the end of that summer. They tried their hardest to keep the relationship going but they just couldn't. They came to a realization that there was no way to keep the love alive when they were so far apart, so they moved on. Each year when summer comes around, though, he remembers how perfect that one summer was and how it can never be just as it was. And although they couldn't stay together, he looks back to think about how things could have been and that everything turned out alright after all and he can officially move on from her now.


    I know I over analyze but that pretty much sums up the love story I think this song truly is. I love this song and Daughtry (:
    xraidersssx1513on September 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis is my favorite song of his He does not have a bad song at all. But this one means the most to me. We Would all like to go back to some time in the past weather is to change an event or just to meet someone again or back to a memory of a time you enjoy.
    1david6.comon October 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think the meaning of this is about how he had so many good times with someone
    summer romance but as time goes by he questioning weather it still there or its fading
    away. But the he will always carry the memories with him and they had "nothing to lose
    but everything to gain" is saying they couldnt have lost anything but made something special
    like a relationship or a great friendship
    and he saying that all of that "it was worth it in the end"
    they are still on and happy
    dancinggurlll52on August 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI relate to this song so much. I entered into one of the most wonderful relationships I ever had this summer. The last day of summer, she broke up with me, leaving me heartbroken. Now summer never will look the same without her.
    Thefallofthehereticon September 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. Gotta be a future single.
    vjk1085on July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song, i can relate to this so well
    iwnbts17on January 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAbout growing up in a small town and wanting to get out and make something of yourself but still remembering and treasuring all the memories that will never leave you
    jenbunny1990on July 25, 2010   Link

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