We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel

Copyrighted Maritime Music (1989)


Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red ChinaJohnnie Ray

South Pacific, Walter Winchell :-(, Joe DiMaggio 1950

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe 1951 Rosenbergs, H-bomb (x), Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye" 1952 Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new Queen (1953) Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye CHORUS We didn't start the fire It was always burning Since the world's been turning We didn't start the fire No we didn't light it But we tried to fight it 1953 Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc 1954 Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock" 1955 Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team Davy Crockett, Peter Pan (1953) (x), Elvis Presley, Disneyland 1956 Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez CHORUS 1957 Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai" 1958 Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California (x), baseball Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide 1959 Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", space monkey, Mafia Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go 1960 U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo CHORUS 1961 Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land" Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion 1962 "Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson 1963 Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say CHORUS 1964 - 1989 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 Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law Rock and roller, cola wars, I can't take it anymore CHORUS We didn't start the fire But when we are gone Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

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