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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
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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    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.
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    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).
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    OrwellsAdvocateSep 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm
    I think this is where my username comes in: Society sucks. It's all structured to the extreme, and it's not only creating mindless little robots, but it's also preventing any actual learning from happening. Children in this kind of school system have their creativity outlawed, and are being shaped into stupid little things to be shipped off into the real world where- guess what?- the exact same kind of thing will happen. The children need to just be children, and not have to worry about "did I get this homework done" or "better not get on teach's bad side." This song really reminds me of the book 1984, and the Hitler Youth: it's just conformity, and this is the only way they can protest against it. "Education" meaning what they pass as education in a lot of these public school systems. They're saying, "don't tell me what to do and force me to conform to this dull social system!" Can't wait til I'm out of school.
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    oppraveenApr 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    I never liked school because of the teachers and when I heard the song I felt in Sync. Reminds me of the old saying I was born intelligent but was education ruined me. The song is catchy and one of the greatest anthems of the people in the age group of the 40s and 50s and the present generation too. This song will not die and so long live Pink Floyd.
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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    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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