Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall



"Another Brick in the Wall" is a three-part composition on Pink Floyd's 1979 rock opera The Wall, written by bassist Roger Waters. "Part 2", a protest song against rigid schooling, features a children's choir. At the suggestion of producer Bob Ezrin, Pink Floyd added elements of disco.


The three parts of "Another Brick in the Wall" appear on Pink Floyd's 1979 rock opera album The Wall. During "Part 1", the protagonist, Pink, begins building a metaphorical wall around himself following the death of his father. In "Part 2", traumas including his overprotective mother and abusive schoolteachers become metaphorical bricks in the wall. Following a violent breakdown in "Part 3", Pink dismisses everyone he knows as "just bricks in the wall".


Bassist Roger Waters wrote "Part 2" as a protest against rigid schooling, particularly boarding schools. "Another Brick in the Wall" appears in the Wall film. In the "Part 2" sequence, children enter a school and march in unison through a meat grinder, becoming "putty-faced" clones, before rioting and burning down the school.


Gilmour recorded his guitar solo using a 1955 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top guitar with P-90 pick-ups.



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 all it's just another brick in the wall

All in all you're just another brick in the wall


[Chorus by pupils from the Fourth Form Music Class Islington Green School, London]


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


[Spoken:]

Wrong! Do it again!

Wrong! Do it again!

If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding!

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?!

You! Yes, you, behind the bike sheds, stand still, laddy!




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