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Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall lyrics

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher leave them kids alone
Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!
All in it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!
All in all you're just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

-smooth guitar solo-

"Wrong, do it again!"
"Wrong, do it again!"
"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. how can you
Have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"

"you! yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!"

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  • j
    Mark Twain said it best: "Don't let school get in the way of your education". Society uses rules to build a predictable structure, a structure that can hold the weight of the ambitions of few, for the price of the dreams of everyone else. The rules reinforce the reality of today, and people do not agree with punishments induced by prejudices, and consternations. They are the individuals, we, the students, are the ones, breaking a wall of stern followers, and rule educators.
    There is right and wrong in the world. But noone needs a wall built to set them apart. Fear makes walls. Fear of failure, fear of a better way.
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  • f
    I have listened to this song in the context of the other songs that make up the story of "The Wall". The meaning of the song, of which the posted lyrics here make up only a part, is not what many think it to be; one of shrugging off the limitations imposed by authorities and going your own way. The "wall" of which the authority figures are just another brick of is the wall that the protagonist has built up around himself as a shield from a world that hurts him. His cruel teachers, his lost father (lost in a war when he was very young), the taunts of other children. This was compounded by his mother, who channeled all of her own fears and desires into him, helping him build his wall. The wall has grown so tall that not only can nobody else get in, he can't get out.
    Each brick in the wall further isolates him (and by extension, each individual, building up walls between us all).
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  • u
    I think its the bad image most teachers put into our minds by teaching us by the stick. Teachers do need to leave the kids alone and not hurt them in any way. Trying to teach good things by being bad to the children is no teaching. Such tactics are only meant to be used by the police on the criminals and not by the teachers on the innocent children.
    Khalid hamid changal.
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  • u
    Its all to do with Marxism, anyone that's studied sociology will understand what I mean, its trying to say that education is brainwashing children into what the bourgeoisie want, making sure the working class stay working class. Education passes its self off as to be benefiting to each child when its only benefiting the middle class.
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  • u
    They were trying to say that we all land up being mindless, as our creativity is suppressed by the very world or instituions that are meant to encourage it. Think back to english class, the teacher would say what do you think this means. And when we gave our answer it was wrong because it didn't conform. This applys to the real world to, how many of you out there actually enjoy what you do or are you just following the pattern that was set out for you by your parents, spouses or bosses?
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