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Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) Meaning

Song Released: 1979

Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) 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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 28th 2011 report

    From what I heard of and based on my own opinion this song is about how his (Pinks) childhood during school is ruined due to bad education system and strict teachers. It's not criticizing any education system in any way.

    This whole album revolves around the main character (Pink) building a imaginative wall around him to isolate him from the rest of the world and this school is "just Another brick in the wall"


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 18th 2010 report

    this song is a critism to the education system in UK on that time i think.the lyrics "we don't need no education" got grammatical error to show that the education system on that time are horrible..teacher don't allow students to do this and that and blocked their creativity..my english is hoorible too but it is ok since the readers understand..peace :)


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 28th 2010 report

    I think it's pretty obvious but, the "wall" as a whole and not just the particular lyrics of this song are the things keeping pink from being able to live a normal sane life. The education system, and strict teachers (walls) are just a couple of the things oppressing pink into his alienation and separation from the world

  4. uglydonut
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    Feb 4th 2022 report

    I don't think Pink Floyd was talking about a mental barrier/wall, but rather how we are just another number in the system. It's an opinon on how education is not usefull because we're just gonna be non-important, but collective, to a large wall which is their view of the working class world. And how kids are taught usaully practicly useless things on a day-to-day basis, just going into the sea of working most of your life. It's a protestical standpoint to where we should be free and we're not just another number. We're indivudals.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 report

    Just like the writer of the lyrics was achoss of something so was the other brick for verbally attacking Margaret Rosie pirsey just an actual can't be pushed in to a place sinta lied about this brick and Melissa out loud that upset the day centre manger more this other brick who stood up to mark Meeks proving the song is really about that whatever happens in school stays at school meaning a real brick can't push around

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2018 report

    No education no thought no control another brick in the Wall No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teacher, leave them kids alone. All and all it’s just another brick in the The another brick in the wall the wall of isolation

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2018 report

    It is about Communism and the way that the education system in the West created a boundary with Soviet Socialism. If it is so bad.. we will work it out without being indoctrinated.

  8. kooljohn176
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    Sep 6th 2018 report

    This PINK FLOYD song of Roger Waters seems to speak against the modern day public school educational system's teachings. Believing that our kids are being indoctrinated, alienated and closed in now by the system's 'bricks in the wall'' who in this case could be the teachers and the schoolmasters 'ideologies' that became infiltrated corrupted by Je[w]suit crypto devils, teaching our kids foolishly as with the mind of Satan. So maybe that's why the law of 1642 with the American colony of Puritans which passed ''the old deluder satan act'' Which was originally debated with the fear that would take away the power and the responsibility of the parents who got worried, but still wanted to only educate their kids against any influencial teachings of Satan. Off course there were also those parents that didn't want or could not afford to educate their kids for whatever reason. Anyway the law was mandated in 1647 for ''appointed schoolmasters'' to educate the kids according to the law of the land that went hand in hand with God's law of Bible wisdom. So ever since those times ''the deluder satan act law'' that was eventually hijacked by the thing the Puritans rebuked the most, by which became a Satan plan anyway that may still want Christians and their children to remain ignorant and dumbed down in sin. Especially when it comes to knowing the Bible truth of God the Father and Lord our Savior JESUS CHRIST.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2017 report

    the Song may be about how back then the standard British education system's rigid ways and methodology was producing a bunch of mind-numbed robots who all think similarly, where conformity rules, group thought,creative individual thought suppressed. step outside the lines and you get sarcasm, the kids brains were being brain-washed into such rigid narrow ways to think that they eventually had nothing left - their brains were just mush as depicted in the movie one by one they fall thru a meat grinder and end up as meat !! Also in the movie - the teacher comes over and sees the kid writing poems in class instead of reading his assignments - so the teacher taunts and embarrese him in front of the class - by saying the lad fancies himself a Poet hahaha Laughter in the classroom etc.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2017 report

    We/- is the most important word - A voice from the children. hope it made em all feel special and less alone

    another brick in the wall
    The fact the wall is heard as a negative is just a twist to make a sarcastic joke on bad teachers. The key idea is (WE the kids/ people ) as building blocks of the future - we are all bricks in one wall or another

  11. ezeo22790
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    Jun 6th 2016 report

    I believe the meaning this song is that the education system has mean teachers that view everyone as nothing but the same as the other with no individual traits, just clones essentially, hence they are all just bricks in the teachers wall.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 15th 2015 report

    First If you don't know already,you need to understand what drove Roger to write The Wall. Years ago EMI hosted a chat room where we could go and talk about PF. In there was a video where Roger talked about this. The short version is that during a concert in Montreal, a fan tried to climb up on stage. Roger went over and spit on him. Horrified at what he had done, he began to understand an emotional wall had come up between him and the fans. In short, the entire album is about anybody and everybody who in some way screwed Roger over, his view of how it happened, and when the wall comes crashing down how he conquered.

    There are some brilliant lines here. Note the difference and how one word changes the meaning of the sentence entirely. And this only happens in the first recitation.

    "All in all, it's just another brick in the wall
    All in all, you're just another brick in the wall"

    First line - the impersonal "it's" indicates an incident that happens all of the time, indiscernible from any other like it.

    2nd line - "you're" makes it personal, to the teacher you're nobody special, nothing distinguishes you from anybody else.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2012 report

    What "student" does not love this song, whether they be college or school aged sponges soaking up every ounce, every morsel of knowledge? Not even just that. "Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone" taps into a common well that we all have experienced at some point in our studious rebellion whether a hellion or pet....the meaning is impervious to that "sentiment" drilling much deeper into the core curriculum.

    I have always heard, "we don't need no forced control" as opposed to "thought control" which is why this song is amazing because both the implied and actual inferences drive the same meaning....what more penetrating and effective than forced thought control via "education." I will refrain from going into a liberal bashing rant but when you learn about Christopher Columbus and slavery for eons disregarding the Holocaust and such, it is quite obvious that George Bernard Shaw has made his mark....carefully select the environment in which the seedling must thrive and you will have effectively grown what you intended to sow. Brick by brick you are able to build an impenetrable wall if and only if all of the bricks are identical and uniform for no one brick with flaws can formulate the whole as the subtle weaknesses could potentially cause the whole structure to crumble (fall?) and I will not even go into the obvious "Berlinn Wall."

    "No dark sarcasm in the class room" (need not even speak of the subliminal ways they so handily contrive this phrase for those of us who hear something in a multitude of ways such as the guards have come to sac the castle...luv, luv!) Illustrates the subversive meaning. Again, without a political conjecture, it means what it means... Slide remarks about political slant from teachers also taught the jargon no.doubt force their thoughts upon the unwitting and innocent youth so the question is...who is teaching who? The trickle down effect of knowledge.

    Teachers are taught how to teach and therefore teach what they have learned building the minds of tomorrow....brick by brick, laying the foundation of the next generation of dutiful servants and uniform constructs to.the societal whole. Fuck an A++! These guyzzz! 100% scored this score!

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2012 report

    like the song very much.. i have watched the album movie and all the 3 parts are well distinctive..g8t work.

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2012 report

    First of all you need to have heard the WHOLE album to interpret all of the songs. The track before this one named "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" talks about the teachers. If you heard that track you'd know that this one is about how the teachers would treat their students so horribly it would scar them for the rest of their lives. They would eliminate any creativity and humiliate the children.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2011 report

    This song is a masterpiece, as is the rest of the album. It's about Pink thinking back to his painful past in school, and how wonderful it would be if children would revolt again the teachers. At least, that's the idea that I got from seeing the movie scene.

  17. anonymous
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    Nov 10th 2011 report

    The wall is the berlin wall. separates. students say 'hey teacher! leave the kids alone' they are talking about the kids'jews' who don't have any protection and don't know what is waiting for them when they are going to the work fields, where are killed thousands and thousands of them.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  18. anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2011 report

    i think it means the sarcastic schools at that time periods which was 1960~1970s'

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