A Facebook friend asked, ” What’s your favorite down/melancholy song?” I knew I had to answer with Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” In my early 20s, I would blast this song/album whenever I was angry, depressed, or moody (which was frequently!) My roommate would turn around and leave if she came home and this album was playing. She was a very tolerant roommate to put up with me during those years!
Hadn’t listened to it in years. Whoa — words are pretty striking. While they obviously were about something totally different, they speak directly to the work I’m doing now:
We don’t need no education.
We don’t need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.