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We Didn't Start The Fire- Billy Joel
First Verse 1949-1952
Second Verse 1953-1956
NEW! Sixth Stanza (1989-2003)
We Didn't Start The Fire- Billy Joel

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio,
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea South Korea, Marilyn Monroe,
Rosenburgs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, "The King and I", and "Catcher in the Rye"
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new Queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana, GoodBye
 
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
but we tried to fight it
 
Josef Stalin, Malankov, Nasser, and Prokofiev, Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron,  Dien Bien Phu, and "Rock Around the Clock"
Einstien, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team, Davey Crockett, "Peter Pan", Elvis Presley, DisneyLand,
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khursschev, Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the suez
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the World's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didnt light it
But we tried to fight it
 
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantke, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"
Lebanon, Charles De Gaulle, California baseball, Starkwether, homocide, children of thalidomide,
Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", Space Monkey, Mafia, hula hoops, Castrao, Edsel is a no go,
U2, Syngman Rhee, payola, and Kennedy, Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the congo,
 
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
since the world's been turning
We didnt start the fire
No we didn't light
but we tried to fight it
 
Hemmingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange land", Dylan, Berlin, Bays of Pigs invasion,
"Lawerance of Arabia", British Beatlemania, Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson,
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician , JFK blown away what else do I have to say
 
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