The empty playground symbolizes the end of childhood innocence.
I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS by The Boomtown Rats
The song "I
don't like Mondays", by the Boomtown Rats has meaning behind its words. In
early February of 1979, Brenda Spencer at the time was 16, fired a 22 cal.
rifle repeatedly at
We think Bob Geldof wrote this song not understanding how an act of random violence such as this could occur in our society. He did this to raise the awareness of his listeners by repeating the phrase, "Tell me why".
Related Units Of Study: random violence / mental illness / societal problems/ insanity plea / mandatory sentencing.
Matt, Vern, and Josh, Jan. 1996, Grade 11