The Horror Honeys: Murder Monday Jam - 'I Don't Like Mondays'

Murder Monday Jam - 'I Don't Like Mondays'


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 crackles,
With the problems and the how's and why's.
And he can see no reasons
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to die?


One of the biggest hits of the New Wave era was, unbeknownst to those who didn't dally over lyrics, also one of the most depressing songs ever written. In 1979, a young girl shot up an elementary school and when asked for a reason why she killed two and injured nine others, her answer? "I don't like Mondays." If that doesn't chill you down to your bones, you aren't human. We've heard so many stories trying to explain and justify the actions of school shooters, that the idea of a girl committing such an act simply because she was bored seems totally foreign. And The Boomtown Rats totally captured the eerie numbness of a girl with no emotion in this deceptively upbeat classic. ~RH