Pink Floyd - We Dont Need No Education In Description! _HOT_
Third, the whole song is a rebellion against the school, and when "Another Brick In the Wall" plays in The Wall film, Pink has a day dream of the children chanting "we don't need no education", destroying the school building with sledgehammers and crowbars, setting it on fire, and dragging the teachers out kicking and screaming. To me, this doesn't say "we need education" or "we need a different type of education", it says "we don't need education at all". I don't know if the call for alternative education is even something a kid of that age would think of; school is the way that it is and Pink hates it.
Pink Floyd - We Dont Need No Education in Description!
'We dont need no...' is commonly used in London for 'we don't need any'. its simple. Note that the lyric is not 'we don't need no learning'. The point is that an inner city London school in the 70s was often not about learning but about 'schooling'
Maybe it's just omitted punctuation in the lyrics readable form (we don't need, no, education / we don't need -no!- thought control), as emphasazing the negative statement. That also makes sense rhythmically
That does not mean other people's analysis should be pitied? it matters because it can expand the input of it. maybe pink floyd wanted us to figure it out and put it together, maybe use our brains and be creative into creating different inputs. we should not have everything explained to us, we should do some thinking of our own.
The tag line of the song is the clearly grammatically incorrect double negative "We don't need no education" Floyd are all highly educated OxBridge graduates and the implication there would be that we need MORE and BETTER education generally. The song is a mish mash of ideas I feel held together by the solo and then tied into the context of a concept album. The idea of a barrier between them and their growing audience of pissheads as Waters saw them and even being spat at by an audience member is a reflection of behaviour that Floyd who are quite frankly a bit posh and snobby would see as beneath them. The implication that the wall had nothing to do with the Berlin wall and is just a metaphor is nonsense as Waters is highly politically motivated. "Hey you WHITE HOUSE, ha ha charade you are" are the lyrics on the current tour. Also Gilmour released his first solo album in 1978 due to growing discontent at his songs being overshadowed by Waters and the pair has infamous fights over 'the wall' more than any other album, Waters left after 1983's AWFUL "The final cut" which is really his first solo album effectively handing the band over to Gilmour. There was clear division there too.
We don''t need no educationWe don't need no thought controlNo dark sarcasm in the classroomTeachers leave them kids aloneHey! 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 educationWe don't need no thought controlNo dark sarcasm in the classroomTeachers leave them kids aloneWhat these words are really saying that we don't need outside advice, we already know everything, so, leave us alone.
630 by 500mm. (on 750 by 595mm. sheet), pen, ink and watercolour drawing, captioned "Pink Floyd The Wall" together with "We don't need no education" and signed lower right, minor corrections in gouache 041b061a72