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Another brick in the wall
Transcript of Another brick in the wall
Luke Di Liddo Song by: Pink Floyd The Wall by Pink Floyd - one of the greatest and most meaningful albums of all time and a pinnacle to rock music.
The Wall was the eleventh studio-recorded album released by Pink Floyd, which is an English progressive rock band. The Wall is one of the most famous albums of all time. The Rolling Stones awarded the album 87th best album on their 500 best albums list. To begin with, the three part masterpiece, Another Brick in the Wall was released as part of The Wall album in 1979. It is classified as a rock song. Another Brick in the Wall was a best-selling song and one of the most popular Pink Floyd songs ever. Its meaning individually and its meaning with the other songs in the album The Wall are both extraordinary and unique. Each song in The Wall has a specific meaning that when played in order, convey a story. The story is about the life of young Pinkie, which is really lead singer and bassist Roger Waters as a child. The Wall is personally one of our favoutite albums and we hope that you will see why after this presentation. In conclusion, we thought Another Brick in the Wall is a great song and we hope you enjoyed our project. thank you for listening to our presentation First of all, the young fictional character Pinkie has suffered from a life full of loss and isolation. Pinkie has suffered from a fatherless childhood, a school system that forms his mind to be the same as everyone else’s; producing societal cogs, an overprotective mother, a government system that that treats its people as no more than playing cards, and of course bullies. However, to understand these points better, you have to know a little more about the thoughts behind the song “Another Brick in the Wall.” Another Brick in the Wall has a very intriguing and complex story behind it. Firstly, this wall that is often referred to in the song (lines 6, 7, 13, and 14) is the life of young Pinkie. All these “bricks in the wall” (lines 6, 7, 13, and 14) are the bad things that Pinkie has had to endure in his life: a fatherless childhood, an overprotective mother, etc. All these “bricks” or bad things in Pinkie’s life have resulted in a metaphoric and psychological wall that Pinkie created. This wall, which is actually Pinkie’s life, is overtaking and surrounding him, blocking him from society and putting him in a state of extreme isolation. Pinkie's wall is growing and growing, and is finally almost complete, and Pinkie is now spiraling down into an inevitable Wonderland of insanity. Near the end of the song, the wall is finally complete and Pinkie can only watch helplessly from his prison as the gravity of his life’s experperiences begin to unfold. Another Brick in the Wall is an amazing song that illustrates a tale through words which represents a tragic story. Another Brick in the Wall has many poetic devices including metaphors, repetition, and point of view. Firstly, the song title is a metaphor: Another Brick in the Wall. Pinkie is not literally putting a brick in a wall. The wall which is Pinkie’s life is a metaphoric wall and the bad things in Pinkie’s life are metaphoric bricks. Metaphors are important in this song because they get the listener thinking about the song. The listener thinks, "They must have meant something when they said that, I wonder what," which would possibly result in the person researching the song, or lisetening to it more. As well as this, metaphors make the song more interesting and pleasant. For example, you would much rather hear "With wings of a crow, autumn dusk settled," than "The autumn day was then over." Also, the song uses repetition as a poetic device. An example of repetition in the song is “All in all it's just another brick in the wall. All in all you're just another brick in the wall.” Repetition is useful in this song because it emphasizes the meaning of the song and creates a sense of panic for the listener. By creating a sense of panic using repetition, it engages the listener, which is what we think another Brick in the Wall does. In addition to this, Another Brick in the Wall uses point of view as another poetic device. Point of view is important because it sets the context for the rest of the song and helps you understand the meaning of the song better. Point of view is like a pair of sunglasses; when you look through one pair of sunglasses you see one image, however when you look into another, you see a different image. When you have one point of view, you see one meaning, but when you have a different point of view, you see a different meaning. Another Brick in the Wall is a song written in first person point of view. The song is in first person point of view because it says “We” (we indicates that it is written in first person) “don’t need no education.” Another Brick in the Wall is an excellent song that uses metaphors, repetition, and point of view to its advantage. We think the theme of the song is very deep. Another Brick in the Wall is a tale representing the total death of educational systems that attempt to control the thought of young students and produce empty, senseless clones of society. The song cries out against that specific form of education that Roger Waters had to undergo as a child. We think that Another Brick in the Wall is not saying specifically that people don’t need education in the line “We don’t need no education”, but is saying that people don’t need that kind of education. We had a very deep connection to this song. Although we have never experienced a bad school system such as the one Pinkie had to experience, we can connect to this song. We think that we everybody have had some “bricks” in their “wall.” We have all had bad experiences, even though they might not have been as painful as the ones Pinkie had to endure. We think we all have a wall like Pinkie’s. "You couldn't find anybody in the world more pro-education than me. But the education I went through in boys' grammar school in the '50s was very controlling and demanded rebellion. The teachers were weak and therefore easy targets. The song is meant to be a rebellion against errant government, against people who have power over you, who are wrong. Then it absolutely demanded that you rebel against that." This quote is what Roger Waters actually told Mojo, a British music magazine, on December of 2009. This song includes a great message about an epic escape from a life full of everyone being the same. Among the many “bricks” in Pinkie’s life was the bad school system. The line “We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control” refers to the bad school system. Pinkie thought that the school system aimed to make everybody the same; making cogs working in a societal wheel. Pinkie thought that the school system was trying to “control” their thoughts. In the movie Pink Floyd The Wall you will actually see students being forced to line up to go through a machine that puts masks on everybody. These masks all looked the same, symbolizing the school system making everybody think the same. Also, the line where it says “(We don’t need) no dark sarcasm in the classroom” refers to the teachers. In class, Roger Waters, (who is actually Pinkie) would write poems, and when his teachers saw the poems, they would laugh and single him out, saying “Oh look at the little poet” sarcastically. Ironically, some of these poems turned out to be hit songs by Pink Floyd. Also, The Wall sold 11.5 million albums in only 20 years (1997-1999). Pink Floyd has 200 million sold albums since the band formed, which is the eleventh highest of all time, and The Wall was Pink Floyd's second most selling album, after The Dark Side of the Moon. The Wall reached its highest popularity when a movie, called Pink Floyd the Wall, was created specifically about the album - that's right just about the album and its meaning. Not many songs recieve an honour such as that. This best selling album includes a three part masterpiece which we will be talking to you about today. We chose this song because we think that it is an amazing song with a great meaning. When we first heard of the Prezi poetry project, this song was the first that came to mind because of its meaning. The lyrics are simple; however, they have a lot of meaning. The lyrics are like no other song; they represent a lot more than you would think. Another reason why we chose this song over any other song is that we knew a lot about the song beforehand, so it would be easier to explain. Also, Another Brick in the Wall is a catchy song, which is important in a song.