Boomtown rats Song:"Tell Me Why (I Don't Like Mondays")

Anybody know the words to this? As I recall, the song was based upon a 14-year old girl who murdered several classmates at her grade school.
When asled why she did it, she replied: “I don’t like mondays”
How ong did the Boomtown Rats exist for?

Google is your friend:

lyrics here(One of a billion on-line lyrics sites I don’t trust to get the lyrics right and that may be loading my PC with spam…)


"And the silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload
And no one’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 cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown (“to explode” in a later verse)

Tell my Why
I don’t like Mondays
Tell me Why
I don’t like Mondays
I just wanna shoot the whole day down."

It was a teenaged girl shooting kids at an elementary school. Killed two adults, but no children, if I remember correctly.

Brenda Ann Spencer, 16

She’s still in jail and has been denied parole several times, citing different excuses for her actions (drugs, an abusive home).

I prefer Tori Amos’s cover version.