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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can anyone actually sing along to this song and remember the lyrics. am i the only one who thinks its impossible

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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan wrote:

’49 harry truman, doris day, red china, johnnie ray
South pacific, walter winchell, joe dimaggio

’50 joe mccarthy, richard nixon, studebaker, television
North korea, south korea, marilyn monroe

’51 rosenbergs, h-bomb, sugar ray, panmunjom
Brando, the king and I and the catcher in the rye

’52 eisenhower, vaccine, england’s got a new queen
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

’53 joseph stalin, malenkov, nasser and prokofiev
Rockefeller, campanella, communist bloc

’54 roy cohn, juan peron, toscanini, dacron
Dien bien phu falls, rock around the clock

’55 einstein, james dean, brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy crockett, peter pan, elvis presley, disneyland

’56 bardot, budapest, alabama, krushchev
Princess grace, peyton place, trouble in the suez

Chorus

’57 little rock, pasternak, mickey mantle, kerouac
Sputnik, chou en-lai, bridge on the river kwai

’58 lebanon, charles de gaulle, california baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

’59 buddy holly, ben hur, space monkey, mafia
Hula hoops, castro, edsel is a no-go

’60 u-2, syngman rhee, payola and kennedy
Chubby checker, psycho, belgians in the congo

Chorus

’61 hemingway, eichmann, stranger in a strange land
Dylan, berlin, bay of pigs invasion

’62 lawrence of arabia, british beatlemania
Ole miss, john glenn, liston beats patterson

’63 pope paul, malcolm x, british politician sex
Jfk, blown away, what else do I have to say

Chorus

’64 - ’89 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...




- it wasn't that hard -


*Bows to the great and powerful Alex.*

And you can say that again! One more time! ;-)

Great song and video by the way.


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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the numbers wernt in it lol.

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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to be able to in the sixth grade.

But now that I'm totally brainwashed by Queen I can only do the first part. hehe


"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy."

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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan wrote:

’49 harry truman, doris day, red china, johnnie ray
South pacific, walter winchell, joe dimaggio

’50 joe mccarthy, richard nixon, studebaker, television
North korea, south korea, marilyn monroe

’51 rosenbergs, h-bomb, sugar ray, panmunjom
Brando, the king and I and the catcher in the rye

’52 eisenhower, vaccine, england’s got a new queen
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

’53 joseph stalin, malenkov, nasser and prokofiev
Rockefeller, campanella, communist bloc

’54 roy cohn, juan peron, toscanini, dacron
Dien bien phu falls, rock around the clock

’55 einstein, james dean, brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy crockett, peter pan, elvis presley, disneyland

’56 bardot, budapest, alabama, krushchev
Princess grace, peyton place, trouble in the suez

Chorus

’57 little rock, pasternak, mickey mantle, kerouac
Sputnik, chou en-lai, bridge on the river kwai

’58 lebanon, charles de gaulle, california baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

’59 buddy holly, ben hur, space monkey, mafia
Hula hoops, castro, edsel is a no-go

’60 u-2, syngman rhee, payola and kennedy
Chubby checker, psycho, belgians in the congo

Chorus

’61 hemingway, eichmann, stranger in a strange land
Dylan, berlin, bay of pigs invasion

’62 lawrence of arabia, british beatlemania
Ole miss, john glenn, liston beats patterson

’63 pope paul, malcolm x, british politician sex
Jfk, blown away, what else do I have to say

Chorus

’64 - ’89 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...




- it wasn't that hard -



Not that hard especially with a search engine, eh? ;)


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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh look at me i used a search engine. blah blah blah...SHUTUP! see, that would have been the logical thing to do, but instead ive always just muttered something that sounds similar to what's being said. i do that with most songs actually


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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan wrote:

’49 harry truman, doris day, red china, johnnie ray
South pacific, walter winchell, joe dimaggio

’50 joe mccarthy, richard nixon, studebaker, television
North korea, south korea, marilyn monroe

’51 rosenbergs, h-bomb, sugar ray, panmunjom
Brando, the king and I and the catcher in the rye

’52 eisenhower, vaccine, england’s got a new queen
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

’53 joseph stalin, malenkov, nasser and prokofiev
Rockefeller, campanella, communist bloc

’54 roy cohn, juan peron, toscanini, dacron
Dien bien phu falls, rock around the clock

’55 einstein, james dean, brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy crockett, peter pan, elvis presley, disneyland

’56 bardot, budapest, alabama, krushchev
Princess grace, peyton place, trouble in the suez

Chorus

’57 little rock, pasternak, mickey mantle, kerouac
Sputnik, chou en-lai, bridge on the river kwai

’58 lebanon, charles de gaulle, california baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

’59 buddy holly, ben hur, space monkey, mafia
Hula hoops, castro, edsel is a no-go

’60 u-2, syngman rhee, payola and kennedy
Chubby checker, psycho, belgians in the congo

Chorus

’61 hemingway, eichmann, stranger in a strange land
Dylan, berlin, bay of pigs invasion

’62 lawrence of arabia, british beatlemania
Ole miss, john glenn, liston beats patterson

’63 pope paul, malcolm x, british politician sex
Jfk, blown away, what else do I have to say

Chorus

’64 - ’89 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...



I used to know it word-for-word. I had to learn this damn song in 7th or 8th grade -- I forget now. My teacher gave a history lesson over the people/events listed in the song and then we had a fill-in-the-blank test over the lyrics.

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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MRfMERCURY wrote:

can anyone actually sing along to this song and remember the lyrics. am i the only one who thinks its impossible


I can! I play/sing it a lot. Billy Joel is a God! :D


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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apparently a journalist from The Times (aka The London Times) rang up Billy Joel's press office this week and asked "Did Billy Joel start the fire?"

The press office replied "Uhh, not as far as we know. Why?"

The journalist continued, "Well, we wanted to know if he started the fire or it was just always burning since the world's been turning".

The press office then told the journalist "You'd need to speak to our American office about that".

And that's a true story.




And I found it funny.


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