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

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

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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  • +12
    General Comment If you watch the Pink Floyd movie "The wall" you will gain a better understanding of what the songs were intended to mean. Bricks respresent defence mechanisms. Each time something opresses, or hurts us it creates "another brick in the wall" making it difficult to reach us..making a person "comfortably numb".
    Shock_Resistoron July 07, 2002   Link
  • +11
    General Commentthe words are directed to all the people and things that have stood in his way of being who he is, a real person that sees through their "wall". and no matter how much authority or importance a person holds, he is saying they are all the same, just another part(brick) of what stands between the real people and their real society. the wall is the group of ppl, government, whoever that stops you from doing what you want
    piperon February 09, 2002   Link
  • +11
    General Commenti dont need no edumacation...
    sumoon May 06, 2002   Link
  • +6
    Song Meaningeach painful,sad memory he has is just another brick in the wall that he has gradually built around his feelings
    1adrenilan8junky7on June 09, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI think that this song is actually a strong satire of a utopian society. If you've ever read George Orwell's book "1984" than this would be more clear. The idea that Orwell warns about in his book is that by trying to create a "better" and "more perfect" society that is agreable to everyone, all that has really been done is stripped people of free thought, free will, and basically all humanistic expression whatsoever.

    The song seems at first to just say "We don't need no education" as if it's just some rebelious kid who doesn't want to go to school. But the school depicted in this song is a very restricting and controlling force. The "education" described in the song really seems to be thought control, where certain concepts are methodolically being imprinted in the minds of the students. Even the Scottish men yelling at the kids in the end, who seem to be some kind of supervisors and enforcers, are keeping them all in-line like prison guards.

    Just my thoughts, anyone read "1984" that thinks the same?
    Scabsteron December 13, 2001   Link
  • +3
    General Commentaccording to nick mason: 'i still think it's a good record, but often misunderstood. it is not anti-education but it is anti-nasty-shitty-teachers, hopefully less common now.'

    it's on the echoes website.
    razz_matazzon August 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"we don't need no education...."
    there's a double negative there! are they just using incorrect english to make a point, or are they really saying that only through knowledge (transposing DON'T need NO education to its opposite) can we triumph over the government and other authoritative figures that stand between us and our ideal life?
    brickinthewall86on February 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWe played this song at our Graduation.
    liddle_mizz_punkon May 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentin "the wall" - the movie - every incident in "pink's" life becomes another brick in the wall he's created. he is slowly learning to block out everyone. this song is describing the school he went to, and how they forced the children into submission and made them conform to this standard. he is claiming, in the song, that the treatment of the school to him is just another brick in that wall he created, just another thing to help isolate him more and more.
    sapphireskieson August 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    MemoryI was in high school when this song came out. And wow, was it embraced by the students! It was like a national student anthem.
    verykenon June 01, 2013   Link

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