September Song

Album: Under Grey Skies (2016)
Charted: 7
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • John Paul Cooper is a self-taught Manchester musician and singer who records under the name of JP Cooper. He first came to people's attention with his featured vocal on the Jonas Blue single "Perfect Strangers."
  • This feel-good, soulful offering finds the dreadlocked singer recalling a teenage romance:

    You were my September Song, summer lasted too long
    Time moves so slowly, when you're only fifteen
    You were my September Song, tell me where have you gone
    Do you remember me, we were only fifteen


    Though the relationship happened many years ago, Cooper still misses the girl.
  • Asked about the song's meaning by Billboard magazine, Cooper replied:

    "September Song" in a nutshell is a nostalgic, innocent look at a teenage romance - probably one of your first romances. Looking back as an adult now at how simple things were back then, having those moments of, like, "I wonder what that person is doing now.

    In the UK, September is when you go back to school after the holiday. So that's the idea, this person has been missing this girl all summer - she's a September song, that's what he's looking forward to. We just wanted to write a song that was really sweet and innocent, it wasn't over sexualized or anything like that."

Comments: 1

  • Rats from Spaghetti Mountainoof i have to analyse this 4 school
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Fire On The Stage

Fire On The StageSong Writing

When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")Song Writing

Director Mark Pellington on Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," and music videos he made for U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons.

U2 Lyrics

U2 LyricsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the lyrics of U2?

Kristian Bush of Sugarland

Kristian Bush of SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.

JJ Burnel of The Stranglers

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Al Kooper

Al KooperSongwriter Interviews

Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.