Pink Floyd – Another Brick In the Wall
An Anthem of Rebellion
‘Another Brick In the Wall’ by Pink Floyd is the quintessential anthem for rebellion. As a teenager this was my first glimpse into classic rock, and I saw what rebellion really was for the first time. To this day, my greatest fear is becoming a brick in the wall; expendable, complacent, and unquestioning.
Pink Floyd saw a future of automatons – children taught from a young age that conformity is key – and wrote ‘Another Brick In the Wall’ as a warning to generations to come.
A warning with an amazing bass line, and David Gilmour’s signature guitar work behind it.
In order to really appreciate the magnitude of a song like ‘Another Brick In the Wall’, you have to see the video accompanying it! In a formal school for boys, rebellion against the rank and file is met with punishment and ridicule.
The children are monotone, monochromatic, and faceless – fed into a machine that will chew them up and spit them out before moving onto the next.
Pink Floyd was a band that was definitely ahead of its time, both musically and ideologically. ‘Another Brick In the Wall’ is a song that’ll make you think, and also make you dance – that bass line is amazing!
+ Another Brick In The Wall lyrics +
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 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