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The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload
And nobody's gonna go to school today
She's going to 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, 'cause 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 want to 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 'cause there are no reasons
What reasons do you need
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 want to shoot the whole day down, down, down, shoot it all down

And all the playing has stopped in the playground now
She wants to play with the toys of war
And school's out early and soon we'll be learning
That the lesson today is how to die
And then the bullhorn crackles
And the captain cackles with the problems and the hows and whys
And he can see no reasons 'cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to die, die?
And the silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload
And nobody's gonna go to school today
She's going to make them stay at home
Her daddy doesn't understand it
He always said she was good as gold
And he can see no reasons 'cause 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, 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 want to shoot the whole day down



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    UnregisteredNov 16, 2013 at 2:12 am
    She wants to play were her toys "awhile" not "of war and the captain tackles, he doesn't cackle... And the rest is history but they make you write 50 words so i will have to do that to keep the forum happy. It really doesn't matter but... Well they want me to keep writing even though there is nothing more to say. The girl was like a typical teenage girl only she just went a little off the deep end. She was obviously a lousy aim because she could have killed a heck of a lot of people. May she rot in hell. Oh wait - i don't want to see her. Go to heaven for the climate and go to hell for the company.
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 6:08 am
    It was about a 16 year old girl who went to school and shot classmates etc.
    When asked why she did it - she replied "i don't like mondays! ".

    It's about the often unthinking randomness and lack of meaning behind often horrific acts of violence, and how young minds can be deluded into thinking that such thing are 'normal' and acceptable.

    After all - television told them it was all right - so what's the problem?
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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 2:45 am
    The girl lost it. She could take the pressure of monday. Monday is her metaphor of the beginning of adulthood, and she just could take growing up. So, by "shooting it down , she was always going to be daddy's little girl.
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    UnregisteredSep 25, 2011 at 3:23 am
    January 1979 — Brenda Spencer, 17, got a rifle for Christmas and used it to shoot into an elementary school across the street from her home in San Diego, California. Eight children and a police officer were injured, and two men lost their lives protecting the kids. When the six-hour standoff finally ended, Brenda explained with a shrug, "I don't like Mondays."
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    BruceHoultThomsonJul 12, 2009 at 11:16 am
    I've always loved the song because to me it expresses the feelings of hormonally-caused adolescent rage and grief and total defeat. Beyond all personal control - the person has no awareness of the cause ('no reason') why it's happening to them. When I was 19 I got acute depression, suicidal, was hospitalised for months. Also, in later life I read about endocrinology (study of hormones). Low blood sugar naturally happens in the premenstrual phase around dinnertime, causing deep depression, irritability. So this song is, to me, about grief. Understanding endocrinology reveals the 'real villain' - it's not the person's fault, they just are in agony emotionally and lash out blindly.

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