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Song Name: Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)

Artist: Pink Floyd

Albums: The Wall (Disc One), A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd, And every other greatest hit album.

Run Time: 4:00

Year: 1979

Track Number: 5

Sung By: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Islington Green School

Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd
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Echoes (Abridged)

Written By: Roger Waters


Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Part 205:51

Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2

  • This segues from track four, "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives", with a trademark scream from Waters. The two songs are usually played one after the other on the radio because of how the songs merge. The song has strong drums and distinctive guitar parts in the background with a smooth yet edgy guitar solo. The song also features a school choir for lead vocals in some sections and back up vocals in other sections. As the song ends you can hear a teacher (Actually, Roger himself) yelling in a Scottish accent "Wrong, do it again" then "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?!" then "You... Yes, you behind the bike shed... stand still laddie!" and ends with kids screaming and yelling on what sounds like a playground or outside area fading into a faint connecting line signal from a phone with a deep sigh at the very end. The "bricks" are traumatic events that make the mental "wall".
  • The kids in Pink's school protest against their abusive teachers. This causes Pink to become more isolated from society.
  • Following "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" Pink starts to daydream during his class, he imagines several students marching towards a large machine, then appearing out the opposite ends, dressed with masks and sitting at leaflet desks. Afterwards, the kids are then seen marching single file, throughout corridors. The teacher is then seen in the middle, dressed in a gown, screaming commands. The children are seen in small rectangular enclosures, singing the chorus, it then segues to the teacher, yelling commands once again. It then quickly cycles back to scenes of children singing, and Pink being scolded. Near the song's end, the children are marching towards a large, metal bin. They fall into it one by one. Panning down, they are seen being extruded into a thick meat-like substance, symbolising being "fit for society." During the guitar solo, the children rebel, grabbing axes and destroying the whole school. Some students grab sledge hammers and break down walls. Finally at the end, the school is seen on fire, a massive bonfire ablaze on the exterior of the school, the school teacher is also seen being carried off by students. Pink is then seen still sitting at his desk not paying attention.

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