This was an antithesis to Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)
," in which Madness rejoiced in their school days. Frontman Suggs recalled in Uncut
magazine March 2008: "'Baggy Trousers' was sort of an answer to Pink Floyd, even at that age I thought the line 'teacher leave the kids, alone' was a bit strange, sinister - though I think Floyd are a great band. It sounded self-indulgent to be going on how terrible schooldays had been; there was an inverted snobbery about it too. 'You went to a posh public school? You wanna try going to my school.'"