ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (face it with the correct criticism please)
-read the post but it’s definitely not enough (I could have hours of conversation about this song)-
A very famous song, it has been used on many occasions and the most famous is probably the one in occasion of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, ten years after its release.
Is music art? Is it a waste of time? Is it a way throughout people express themselves? Or is it just music?
To me music is a very powerful instrument because it gives us a way to escape reality or face it in a different way and to understand it on a different level; there are songs capable of rising the thoughts of a whole generation and songs that leave us with nothing but a nice tune in the head.
The song I chose is a very strong and controversial song that can be interpreted in very different ways; this song was written by Roger Waters for the very famous rock band “Pink Floyd” and was released in 1979.
The music video and the song lyrics are very suggestive and express a very powerful message: in the end, we are only like bricks in a wall.
To fully understand the meaning behind this message we have to think and immerse ourselves in the scenario of the time and look behind the lyrics; if we misinterpret the song we might get the wrong idea that Pink Floyd want us to revolt against our teachers just to make some noise but truly the figure of the teacher is a metaphor that put in the right context stands for whoever wants to oppress us and leave behind our opinions, ideas and individualness transforming us in a bunch of bricks, standing there, all the same.
So this song is actually a wake-up call for us to express ourselves no matter what.
On the other hand, we need bricks to build a skyscraper. I’ll leave you with your own thoughts regarding this song because this is a very controversial message and I cannot express in simple words on a blog post all the meaning that it carries nor want to make you think it the way I think it.