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Billy Joel We Didn't Start The Fire (12 Gardens Live) Lyrics

Last updated: 09/14/2012 12:01:59 PM

’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

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 – Josef 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, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn't start the fire (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

’57 – Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai
’58 – Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball,
Starkwether, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide

’59 – (Wuh hah eh) Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
’60 – U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn't start the fire (oh oh oh oh oh)
(Ohh ohh) 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

’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
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say-ay-ay-ay

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

’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

We didn't start the fire (oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
It was always burning since the world's been turning.
(Oh oh oh) We didn't start the fire, but when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

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
We didn't start the fire yeah yeah
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire, yeah yeah yeah

Thanks to Mike Hack michaelmoval@aol.com for submitting We Didn't Start The Fire (12 Gardens Live) Lyrics.



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