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Istilah I Don’t Like Mondays Ternyata dari Lagu Boomtown Rats

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Mungkin banyak yang setuju bahwa hari Senin merupakan hari yang berat. Hari Senin merupakan awal pekan yang mengharuskan kita kembali menjalankan aktivitas setelah berlibur di akhir pekan. Namun tahukah kamu bahwa istilah I Don’t Like Mondays atau I Hate Monday menggambarkan betapa menyebalkannya hari Senin.

Istilah I Hate Monday atau I Don’t Like Monday populer setelah Boomtown Rats, Band Rock asal Irlandia membuat lagu berjudul I Don’t Like Monday. Dari sekian banyak lagu yang diciptakan Boomtown Rats, I Don’t Like Mondays inilah yang paling populer. Lagu ini terinspirasi oleh penembakan di sekolah yang dilakukan Brenda Spencer pada 29 Januari 1979.

Lagu I Don’t Like Monday ciptaan Boomtown Rats dirilis 6 bulan setelah peristiwa tersebut dan sempat menduduki peringkat No. 1 di Inggris Raya.

Beginilah lirik lagu I Don’t Like Monday:

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
‘Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown?

I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
I wanna shoot the whole day down

The Telex machine is kept so clean
And it types to a waiting world
Her mother feels so shocked, father’s world is rocked
And their thoughts turn to their own little girl
Sweet sixteen, ain’t that peachy keen
Now it ain’t so neat to admit defeat
They can see no reasons
‘Cause there are no reasons
What reasons do you need, oh oh oh oh?

I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
I wanna shoot the whole day down
Down, down, shoot it all down

And all the playing’s stopped in the playground now
She wants to play with the toys a while
And school’s out early and soon we be learning
And the lesson today is how to die
And then the bullhorn crackles and the captain tackles
With the problems and the hows and whys
And he can see no reasons
‘Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to die, die, oh oh oh?

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
‘Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown?

I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like
I don’t like
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like
I don’t like
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
(Tell me why)
I don’t like Mondays
I wanna shoot the whole day down

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