I would like to hear what some of you think of the following, yes I know that they are Lyrics. I was suspended for 30 days for wearing a shirt that was promoting racial prejudice and racial hate.
So you thought you might like to go to the show.
To feel the warm thrill of confusion, that space cadet glow.
I got me some bad news for you, sunshine.
Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel,
And he sent us along as a surrugate band.
We're gonna find out where you fans really stand.
Are there any queers in the theatre tonight?
Get 'em up against the wall. -- against the wall!
And that one in the spotlight, he don't look right to me.
Get him up against the wall. -- against the wall!
And that one looks Jewish, and that one's a coon.
Who let all this riffraff into the room?
There's one smoking a joint, and another with spots!
If I had my way I'd have all of ya shot.
Credit goes to Pink Floyd for the song and music.
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well on the surface this looks racist. But I know what the song is about and know that it is in fact a commentary. Pink Floyd were writing this song as an allegory about fans not fully understanding the stars they worshipped. The Wall is a thematic album about a rock star named Pink. Pink is a disallusioned rock star who doesn't believe his fans fully understand who he is.
He envisions himself as a fascist dictator and this is what these specific lyrics seem to reference.
The lyrics on the surface seem offensive and certainly out of context can be taken as such. I can see why a school would suspend someone for wearing it. Hopefully if you could explain what the lyrics reference and give them a full understanding of Pink Floyd (one of the most progressive, inclusive bands ever) people would understand that the lyrics are a commentary on society and not the beliefs of the you personally or the band3