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We Didn't Start The Fire

Billy Joel / Billy Joel: Storm Front (1989)

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Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio.
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Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe.
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Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, 'The King and I' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.
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Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye.
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We didn't start the fire: It was always burning since the world's been turning!
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We didn't start the fire: No we didn't light it - but we tried to fight it!
 
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev; Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc. 
Roy Kahn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron, Dien Bien Phu falls, 'Rock Around the Clock'. 
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team, Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland. 
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev, Princess Grace, 'Peyton Place', trouble in the Suez. 
We didn't start the fire... 
 
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Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, 'Bridge on the River Kwai'.
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Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball, Starkweather homicides, children of Thalidomide.
 
Buddy Holly, 'Ben Hur', space monkey, Mafia, Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go. 
U-2, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy, Chubby Checker, 'Psycho', Belgians in the Congo. 
We didn't start the fire... 
 
Hemingway, Eichmann, 'Stranger in a Strange Land', Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion. 
'Lawrence of Arabia', British Beatlemania, Ole' Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson. 
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex, JFK blown away, what else do I have to say: 
We didn't start the fire... 
 
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again, Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock. 
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline, Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan. 
'Wheel of Fortune',Sally Ride,Heavy Metal suicide,foreign debts,homeless vets,AIDS,crack,Bernie Goetz. 
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Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law, Rock-and-roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore.
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We didn't start the fire: But when we are gone will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on, ...
We didn't start the fire... 


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