Roger Waters wrote this song about his views on formal education, which were framed during his time at the Cambridgeshire School for Boys. He hated his grammar school teachers and felt they were more interested in keeping the kids quiet than teaching them. The wall refers to the emotional barrier Waters built around himself because he wasn't in touch with reality. The bricks in the wall were the events in his life which propelled him to build this proverbial wall around him, and his school teacher was another brick in the wall.
The children's chorus that sang on this track came from a school in Islington, England, and was chosen because it was close to the studio. It was made up of 23 kids between the ages of 13 and 15. They were overdubbed 12 times, making it sound like there were many more kids.
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 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
We don't need no education We don't need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave those kids alone Hey teachers, leave those kids alone All in all you're just another brick in the wall All in all you're just another brick in the wall
"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 bike sheds, stand still, laddy"
Songwriters: Roger Waters Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) lyrics © BMG Rights Management