Monday, April 16, 2007

I don't like Mondays

In addition to the state of emergency we've got going on here from the Nor'easter, the unbelievable tragedy at Virginia Tech, I've been to three flood sites, a house fire and as I write this I'm waiting outside a house where an armed gunman is barricaded inside with a number of weapons. His hostage is probably dead.

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 now the playing's stopped in the playground now
She wants to play with her toys awhile
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 and 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

And 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, I don't like
I don't like Mondays
Tell me why
I don't like, I don't like
I don't like Mondays
Tell me why
I don't like Mondays
I want to shoot
The whole day down

4 comments:

shannon said...

Gah. I hear ya, babe. This is one of the more sucky Mondays on record.

Mom said...

When I got home from work & turned on the evening news, I was greeted with VA Tech. Dad filled me on the sad and horrific events of the day.

Oddly, my first thoughts were, "I guess that knocks Imus out of the news, along with Anna Nicole, and Brittany Spears' whining."

Nothing surprises me anymore. Living in Lancaster County where the Nichel Mines Amish shooting occurred on 10/2/06, I lost my innocence. Thankfully, I kept it for 55 years before losing it. Oh, it got tarnished along the way from the nature of my work, personal hurts and wrongs committed against my being, and violence in the world like wars and genocide. But like Tinker Bell's light, sometimes it would flash brightly while at other times barely pulsate. But my innocence still had a pulse, however thready.

But on 10/2/06, my innocence was dealt its last knoll. Sadly, VA Tech doesn't surprise me anymore.
So sad....

Michelle said...

yeah...yesterday was my birthday...i got an inkling of what those who have 9/11 birthdays felt (i know two people who were born on 9/11)...i'm glad (not) that for years to come we will "remember" the virginia tech massacre on my birthday...

Chunky Photojournalist Barbie said...

oof. happy birthday?