September
Earth Wind & Fire Lyrics


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Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing
As we danced in the night
Remember how the stars stole the night away

Hey hey hey
Ba de ya, say do you remember?
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu
Ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu
Ba duda, badu, ba duda

My thoughts are with you
Holding hands with your heart to see you
Only blue talk and love
Remember how we knew love was here to stay
Now December found the love we shared in September
Only blue talk and love
Remember true love we share today

Hey hey hey
Ba de ya, say do you remember?
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

And we say
Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days

The bell was ringing, oh oh
Our souls were singing
Do you remember? never a cloudy day, yow

And we say
Ba de ya, say do you remember?
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

And we say
Ba de ya, say do you remember?
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days

Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya de ya

Ba de ya de ya de ya




Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Earth Wind & Fire's song "September" capture a moment in time when love was changing the minds of people who had previously pretended not to feel it. The mention of the 21st night of September is supposed to represent a specific date with the potential to be a romantic evening. Love was changing minds and chasing the clouds away, signifying that happiness was on the horizon. The hearts of the lovers were ringing in tune with the key that their souls were singing as they danced in the night. The stars in the sky only added to the romantic ambiance. The lyrics are a reminder that true love never fades, as the memories of dancing in September with a significant other never leave.


The repeated phrase "Ba de ya" emphasizes the joy and exuberance of the moment. It serves as a way to connect with the past and reignite the joy of dancing and being with a special someone. As the song progresses, the lyrics convey that the memories of the love that was shared in September will last forever. The mention of blue talk and true love cements this concept, suggesting that even though time passes, the love that two people share never leaves. The characters in the song found love in September, and while December may have come, and blue talk may have replaced golden dreams, the sentiment that love is here to stay remains.


Line by Line Meaning

Do you remember the 21st night of September?
On this specific night, something extraordinary happened that deserves to be remembered.


Love was changing the minds of pretenders
Love had the power to transform even those who pretended not to care about it.


While chasing the clouds away
As if awestruck, love made everything else fade away, leaving only pure bliss and joy behind.


Our hearts were ringing
We were filled with intense emotions that were hard to put into words, but they resonated deep within our souls.


In the key that our souls were singing
We were in complete harmony, in tune with each other and with the universe, and it felt magical.


As we danced in the night
Our bodies and spirits were intertwined, moving together with grace and passion, lost in the moment.


Remember how the stars stole the night away
The beauty and wonder of the heavens above captivated us, making us forget about time passing by.


Hey hey hey
An energetic exclamation meant to encourage everyone to join in and celebrate.


Ba de ya, say do you remember?
An uplifting melody that invites listeners to relive the cherished memories of the past.


Ba de ya, dancing in September
A phrase that captures the joy and freedom of moving to the rhythm of life, especially during this month of change and new beginnings.


Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day
A declaration of the wonderful feeling of being alive and blessed, no matter the circumstances or challenges faced.


Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu
A catchy rhythm pattern that adds to the fun and energy of the song, without necessarily having a deep meaning.


My thoughts are with you
A sincere expression of care and empathy towards someone dear, who may not be present but is always in one's mind and heart.


Holding hands with your heart to see you
Symbolic imagery of two souls connecting deeply, holding hands and revealing their innermost selves to each other, with no secrets or fears.


Only blue talk and love
A nod to the importance of communication and honesty in any relationship, especially when it comes to discussing one's feelings and desires.


Remember how we knew love was here to stay
An assurance that despite the passing of time and the challenges faced, the love shared by two people can endure and thrive, as long as they nurture it with care and respect.


Now December found the love we shared in September
A reference to the passage of seasons and the cyclical nature of life, as well as the idea that love can flourish at any time, not just during the month of September.


And we say
An invitation to join in and sing along, adding one's voice to the chorus of memories and emotions evoked by the song.


Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days
A poetic phrase that captures the optimism and hope that love can inspire, making every day bright and full of possibilities.


The bell was ringing, oh oh
A metaphorical image of a joyful celebration, where the sound of bells ringing announces the arrival of happiness and good vibes.


Our souls were singing
A description of the deep spiritual connection that two people can share, when they are in love and in sync with each other and the universe around them.


Do you remember? never a cloudy day, yow
A nostalgic reflection on the happy memories of the past, when even the gloomiest days were brightened by the power of love.


Ba de ya de ya de ya
A vocalization that echoes the infectious rhythm and melody of the song, and invites the listener to move and groove along with it.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Al McKay, Maurice White, Allee Willis

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@jacksoncampbell4291

Of course this gets recommended to me on the 22nd night if September, thanks youtube

@Phoenix602AZ

Lol. Same

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@piggyman8432

now you can remember the 21st night of september

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@miagatton1663

Ayyy it’s September 21 guys. Let us commence and celebrate

@AdrianBeRapping

mia gatton heck yeah!

@jonny1289

Why September 21 specifically

@PlantBoyRegan

@@jonny1289 The lyrics "on the 21st night of september"

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