I Don't Like Mondays...

m8ed
m8ed
Mar 7, 2011, 7:03 AM |
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   Brenda Ann Spencer lived in San Diego, California; she was 16 and wanted a radio for Christmas ~ her father gave her a gun!

   On 29 January 1979, just five weeks later, she fired on the Grover Cleveland Elementary School directly across the street from her home killing two people and injuring nine others. When asked by the police why she did it, the only reason she could give was "I don't like Mondays" .

   A few months later the Boomtown Rats (led by the now knighted, Sir Bob Geldorf), inspired by the shooting, released the single 'I Don't Like Mondays' which was a huge international hit in more than thirty countries.

   The song was banned in the US.

   Brenda Ann Spencer was tried as an adult (because of the seriousness of her crimes) and sentenced to 25 years to life and since becoming eligible for parole, she has, so far, been turned down four times. Fifty-eight in April, her next opportunity for parole will be in 2019.

  

       All that aside, it's a great song and long-time favourite of mine.

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The silicon chip inside her head

Gets switched to overload

And nobody’s gonna go to school today

She’s gonna make them stay at home

And daddy doesn’t understand it

He always said she was good as gold

And he can see no reasons

Cos there are no reasons

What reason do you need to be shown?

 

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

I wanna shoot the whole day down

 

The Telex machine is kept so clean

And it types to a waiting world

And Mother feels so shocked

Father’s world is rocked

And their thoughts turn to their own little girl

Sweet 16 ain’t that peachy keen

No it ain’t so neat to admit defeat

They can see no reasons

Cos there are no reasons

What reasons do you need?

Oh Oh oh whoa

 

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

I wanna shoot

The whole day down, down, down, shoot it all down

 

And all the playing's stopped in the playground now

She wants to play with the toys a while

And school's out early and soon we'll be learning

And the lesson today is how to die

And then the bullhorn crackles

And the captain tackles

(With the problems of the how's and why's)

And he can see no reasons

Cos there are no reasons

What reason do you need to die, die?

Oh Oh Oh

 

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like

I don’t like (Tell me why)

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like

I don’t like (Tell me why)

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don't like Mondays

I wanna shoot the whole day down