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Tell me why... by Little-rolling-bean Tell me why... by Little-rolling-bean
Here is the song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kobdb… is a really good song, you should check it out. 

This song is about a school shooting (Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego) that happened in 1979, 16 year old Brenda Ann Spencer killed two men, one was the principal and wounded 8 students and a police officer from her home across the road. Her reason? "I don't like Mondays". 

She made comments like "It was for no reason, just for fun. Like shooting ducks in a pond" and "The children looked like a heard of cows standing around, it was easy pickings" Animalaboos must love her 

She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. She also claims she was intoxicated at the time and was allegedly abused by her father. 

The band The Boomtown Rats made a song about it on the same year, and surprisingly it was a hit. It was the bands second number one single. 


Making a song about a shooting is kinda.. Offensive, but hey, it is a good song. One of my favourites. If it were to happen in this day and age it would cause a huge controversy.

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:iconbrihanna25:
brihanna25 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
If we didn't have Monday then we would have to hate tuesday.
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:icondisney-lynxajttr:
Disney-LynxAJTTR Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I used to like Mondays in 5th grade because that was our art day, and it was also the day of the week we normally got off for holidays and staff meetings.
Now I hate Mondays.
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:iconrustywakkoaj:
RustyWakkoAJ Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Monday is Murder
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconrustywakkoaj:
RustyWakkoAJ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Monday is Murder

PETM

Stop Monday Abuse
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:iconnosebleedinggirl:
NoseBleedingGirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's grab some nukes grenade launchers,machine guns and fuckin rampage the whole day for ETERNITY!!
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:iconpokesmosher365:
PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
The only good thing about Mondays is Doraemon airing on Disney XD, and that happens every day.
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:iconclassickazooie:
ClassicKazooie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Artist
Who really likes Mondays anyway?
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:iconbeginneratart:
Beginneratart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Mondays are HORRIBLE.
(Bu for some reason I hate Tuesdays even more XD)
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOl
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:iconrekatheamazingtaco:
RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
to quote some random person i forget
paraphrasing aswell, don't remember it entirely

"let's just get rid of monday, then tuesday, etc. then we'll just have one big weekend :dummy:"
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!
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:iconcas20:
cas20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Writer
I know about Brenda Ann Spencer, on a episode of Deadly Women.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't watch that :/ did they play this song in it?
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:iconcas20:
cas20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Writer
No, it was a show on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I should watch that!
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:iconcas20:
cas20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Writer
It's about women who kill.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
About time there was a program not deamonisng men and victimizing women.
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:iconbluegirlpokechamp:
BlueGirlPokeChamp Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Actually...I like mondays,why dislike it?
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:shrug:
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:iconmychemical-pixels:
mychemical-pixels Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
if we get rid of Mondays, everyone will start hating Tuesdays, and Tuesdays will become the new Mondays.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly, it is pointless.
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:iconillbuyyourocs:
IllBuyYourOCs Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I hate mondays cause school
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea :/
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
That song is pretty awesome I must say despite the fact it's about a girl who goes on a shooting spree in her school
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :3 it is s catchy! 
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
me too :)
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:iconfonejackboy:
fonejackboy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
All I have to say is...BOB GELDOF. 
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr?
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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Right!
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FieryRedDogTeko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   General Artist

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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol
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:iconthe-syreth-clan:
The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then the tuesday would be the problem....
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly xD
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:iconcandyreaper-malloko:
CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Some crazy lady goes around shooting people just because she hates Mondays!?:stare: What is this world coming to?
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And some say the past gen was better. Yes, this gen maybe stupid, but at least they do not commit murder over a calender date.
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starxfruit Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd dispute the idea that a song about a shooting would cause controversy nowadays, because I can think of one from within the last 5 years that was very popular with no controversy at all, and another reasonably popular one if I extend that to 10 years; and probably a few more, if I were to include songs that weren't quite as well known in the mainstream (and therefore maybe avoiding controversy because of that element)

Is it offensive to write a song about a tragedy? I think it really depends on the tone and personal opinions, like any other type of art. :shrug:
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It also depends on how bad the tragedy was. If it were 911 then the band would end up being murdered by offended people. But this shooting only killed 2 people (it is still bad though).


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:iconstarxfruit:
starxfruit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_… Interestingly, there are actually quite a few though- and, for that matter, some of them are critical of the US without causing too much controversy.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I a surprised there is no controversy over it! Well, as long as they are respectful and etc then it should be fine. But "Mondays" seemed to sing anout her killing, kinda glamourising it with "I wanna shoot the whole day down" line.
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Theaquadragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist

So, she killed people because she didn't like Mondays?

 

Coughcoughdeathsentencecough.

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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontruestoryplz: 

The world gets stranger and stranger..
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:icontheaquadragon:
Theaquadragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It somewhat reminds me of Sandy Hook..
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, but this was not as bad.
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:iconbeadgcf17:
BeadGCF17 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey,  if there wasn't Monday, then you would hate Tuesdays!
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol true!
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:iconfloralfruit:
FloralFruit Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She got what she deserved. 
25 years is better than the slap on the wrist some people get.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The law was so much better then, nowdays one can get away with ANYTHING.
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