Really? I know The Wall is an interesting study in psychology, but what would you talk about in literature? I am interested in this!
i'd have to do some digging, but roger waters' lyrics deserve study in their own right. there is no dark corner of the human psyche he doesn't cover, and he does so beautifully eloquently. the later floyd stuff, with lyrics by gilmore is superb too, but in a much more benevolent way.
i find a lot of poetry pretentious, and i think its a shame that the poetry world does not take popular music lyrics seriously, because in my opinion thats where you'll find some of the best writing of the 20th century.
the wall really does cover all the bases - a father who died in the war, a suffocatingly protective mother, the [censored] wife from hell, merciless fans, drug use, paranoia, self destructive tendencies, madness, self persecution, a judgemental world, and of course walls. if freud bores you, listen to this album.
i've played songs from this album at sessions for years, most notably comfortably numb and hey you. but for some reason whenever this album comes up, these lines spring to mind:
come into the bedroom,
in the suitcase on the left
you'll find my favourite axe
don't look so frightened
this is just a passing phase,
why are you running away?....