- Make It Stop (September's Children)
"Make It Stop (September's Children)" Single by Rise Against from the album Endgame B-side "Lanterns"/"Death Blossoms" Released May 30, 2011 Format digital download, 7" single Recorded September 2010–January 2011 at The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado Genre Alternative rock Length 3:55 Label DGC Writer(s) Tim McIlrath Producer Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, and Nicole Ehrlich Rise Against singles chronology "Help Is on the Way"
"Make It Stop (September's Children)"
"Make It Stop (September's Children)" is the second single from punk rock band Rise Against's sixth studio album, Endgame. The single was released digitally to digital stores on May 30, 2011. The single's peak at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs charts and number thirteen on U.S. Billboard Rock Songs charts. The song is part of the It Gets Better Project.
Frontman Tim McIlrath spoke about this song: "The song was written inspired of the teen suicides in the month of September 2010, who were bullied for being homosexual. It deals about how people are treated from homophobic bullying and feeling so tormented that they feel there's no place for them in the future and that killing themselves is a better option."
After the song was nominated for the MTV VMAs "Best Video With a Message" Award, McIlrath also revealed that "Make It Stop (September's Children)" was also based on a gay friend of his who committed suicide when he was young.
The song's music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, and it follows the lives of three teenagers who are bullied at school for being gay. It also shows scenes of the band playing in a high school gymnasium. It comes to a point that the teenagers can no longer stand the torment anymore that they have thoughts of killing themselves, but before they do they think about what impact they can have on society in their futures and have a purpose in life to live for. The video ends with scenes of the three kids being bullied turning out to become very successful people and footage of people from the It Gets Better Project.
Chart (2011) Peak
Canadian Alternative Songs 10 Canadian Active Rock Songs 20 US Alternative Songs (Billboard) 6 US Rock Songs (Billboard) 8
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Rise Against Studio albums EPsTransistor Revolt • This Is Noise DVDsGeneration Lost • Another Station: Another Mile Singles"Like the Angel" • "Give It All" • "Swing Life Away" • "Life Less Frightening" • "Ready to Fall" • "Prayer of the Refugee" • "The Good Left Undone" • "Re-Education (Through Labor)" • "Audience of One" • "Grammatizator" / "Voice of Dissent" • "Savior" • "Help Is on the Way" • "Architects" • "Make It Stop (September's Children)" • "Satellite" Labels ToursThe Sufferer & the Witness Tour • Endgame Tour Associated acts Related
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