The song is divided in two verses and two choruses. It’s written by Pink Floyd, and was released on the famous The Wall album in 1979. The album is well known all around the world, and especially the song Another brick in the wall is very significant for this album.
In the two verses the song asks the mother for help to deal with different situations, such as girl problems. The two choruses are about mothers’ putting all of their fear into their children. The song deals with some various themes. Motherhood is the main theme, why it’s mentioned several times in the song, and the song often asks the mother what to do. It ...view middle of the document...
The mother has been overprotective, and hasn’t been able to let her son live his own unprotected life. This shows in the two verses where the song keeps asking the mother questions. In the first chorus, line 3, it says that “Momma’s gonna put all of her fears into you”, which means that even though we overprotect our children in good faith, we are might doing them a disservice by transferring some of our fears and nightmares. This will stop the progress in our community since nobody would dare to seek their own ways and develop their own ideas. Everybody would walk around like programmed robots, looking- and acting like each other. We would all just be another brick in the wall. The song also talks about a wall being built, and in the end it asks: “did it need to be so high?” This indicates some kind of isolation, and means the narrator has finally realized the disadvantages his narrow-minded upbringing has caused. How the narrator hasn’t been able to choose his own future, making him unable to achieve anything for himself.
The song is actually asking the society why it keeps overprotecting people, making them unable to evolve. The society keeps people afraid and fearful, but will keep you right under her wing. She might let you think that you’re free and independent, but she won’t let you take the important decisions. She will control you without your knowing. The song is telling us that our main objective in life is to create our own independent life exactly the way we want it to be.