Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall (Part I) Meaning
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Another Brick in the Wall (Part I) Lyrics
Leaving just a memory
Snapshot in the family album
Daddy what else did you leave for me?
Daddy, what'd'ya leave behind for me?!?
All in all it was just a brick in the wall.
All in all it was all just fucking...
anonymous Oct 2nd, 2017 10:40pm report
We/- is the most important word - the voices of all children's.
Don't (need) no education /Thought control- Irrelevant or simplistic routines suck the spirit and weaken the mind (hence the bad grammer low information speak)
No dark sarcasm in the classroom -stick to teaching sciences/
All in all your just another brick in the wall. The fact the wall is heard as a negative thing (barrier) is an artifact of the witticism but the lesson of the song here is that WE are these building block of a collective future
anonymous Apr 8th, 2017 4:58pm report
The "bricks" are the things that add to our own "wall(s)", One by one and day by day slowly "walling" us in. Our own traps, hurdles, burdens that we allow to isolate us from the rest of the world
anonymous Apr 21st, 2016 4:17pm report
“We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control…” This at first shows a rebellion like feel but then after reading the second line you hear how it seems school and our educating system is forming our opinions and thought process. “All in all it’s a brick wall, All in all you’re just a brick wall…” The message hidden within this set of lines reflects back on the previous set on how our educating process in forming our opinions and thought process. It says “you’re just a brick wall..” Saying that show’s that when we are being formed into another person’s views we, as a whole, become a brick wall. Last but not least the title “Another Brick In The Wall” means that we each represent a brick and with our educating system we, again, become a brick wall.
anonymous Sep 24th, 2013 9:57am report
Part 1 is not about the education system...it's about the real life experience of Roger Waters, whose father was killed in World War 2 very shortly before or after Waters was born. He never actually met his father, and perhaps this was "just another brick in the wall"... the wall that, as he saw it, would eventually alienate himself from others.
anonymous Mar 24th, 2012 3:38pm report
IT'S ABOUT THE CLASS SYSTEM
Where in any parts of this song are there any hints that it is about the Berlin Wall? Any such interpretation are little more than an attempt to cloud this (class)issue. Clearly the Wall is not about a real object, but the way the British school system (and "those who claim to have our best interest @ heart")CONtrol and place limits on people. The way it tells us how to, Keep Calm and Carry On? Or say, Never Had It So Good?
Do pay attention at the back!
anonymous Nov 20th, 2010 11:29am report
Really?!?... How 'bout- the walls that we build to serarate ourselves from others, either psychologically, &/or subconciously, &/or ultimately physically) are built on brick, ie event, @ a time. And that we are shown, or taught, how to build these walls by those who claim to have our best interest @ heart (wether they truely do or not is irrelavant). These walls can be very damaging to ourselves as well as those around us in that interpersonal relationships are neccessary in order for us all, as a group or individually, to thrive. The characters can be seen as individuals, special groups or nations. But all these words aren't as interesting as the song. Kinda like watching a train wreck- you know it's gonna be bad, but you can't take your eyes off it.
in my opinion Another brick in the wall is generally about the fall of the Berlin Wall or the other side, and that education at that time was tight in Britain would mean that poor education was part of the wall that was about defeat, as shown in the video clip will end up revealing students against teachers and that would mean when they beat the wall.
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