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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! teachers! leave the kids alone!
All in all you're 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 a another brick in the wall
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All in all you're just a 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
    +8
    jetwings4Aug 30, 2009 at 6:42 am
    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.
  • f
    +5
    filker0May 26, 2009 at 4:54 am
    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).
  • blob4ever
    +5
    blob4everJan 3, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    I love this song, it means that everyone should be able 2 have a choice of what the can do, not just follow all these bs rules...
  • dhananjayrao83
    +3
    dhananjayrao83Feb 22, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    This is the best song i've ever heard. It tells that we don't always need to walk a straight line. Not that we always need a reason to do something. Eat your pudding if u want who wants the meat that's what is being said. Live life because you want to and not because you have to.
  • d
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    dat-sayMar 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    i thinhk it about how when they werte kids the teacher could do what ever they wanted and didnt care about the feeling of the kid they hurt and trhen the kids when crazy and killed and of hurt the teachertill the kid felt like the teacher hurt like they did

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