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Billy Joel's Geniusness

"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel

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Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"

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

Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
Dien Bien Phu and "Rock Around the Clock"

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, "Peter Pan", Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez

CHORUS

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, "Ben-Hur", space monkey, Mafia
hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no go

U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollolah'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 shore, 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...
We need some verses to update for events as of late. I'll start up, but please, feel free to post a verse or two. I know there are some witty, brilliant minds on here. The rest of you dumbasses, just sit back and let the grown folks have fun.

Bin Laden, 9/11, Al Qaeda, Islamís heaven
Oil prices, falling dollar, world-wide terror makes us holler
Tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons and hurricanes
Mass disease and suffering, Africaís religious cleansings

Barak Obama, Chelseaís Mama, bringing on the Liberal drama
Immigration, Global Warming, frustration divides the nation
Corporate greed, sub-prime lending, governmentís over-spending
Earmarks, media fuss, checks coming for stimulus

Bush didnít start the fire
It was always burning
Cheney kept it turning
Bush didnít start the fire
Though he tried to fight it
The media re-ignited it
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Geniusness?
Don't bring out the douchebagginess.
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Don't bring out the douchebagginess.
Obviously Tony missed the part in your first post about letting the grown folks have fun.

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Obviously Tony missed the part in your first post about letting the grown folks have fun.
LOL... that is Tony having fun, though. I just thought this could be a way to make light of all the crap going on in the world. Hell, we can't even converse among each other without wanting to take it to JITB @ 2am. Fuck it, the world is screwing itself over, so we can at least have some fun with it.
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LOL... that is Tony having fun, though. I just thought this could be a way to make light of all the crap going on in the world. Hell, we can't even converse among each other without wanting to take it to JITB @ 2am. Fuck it, the world is screwing itself over, so we can at least have some fun with it.
I agree. I remember hearing the song way back and had forgotten all of the history wrapped up in it. BTW I was just picking on Tony like I always do. I am proud of him for going from random post whore to someone who contributes some mildly funny shit on here.

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No Al Gore, or Karl Rove?

How about Bagdad Bob?

John Titor?

American Idol?
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No Al Gore, or Karl Rove?

How about Bagdad Bob?

John Titor?

American Idol?
Get to it! I did one verse. Where's jluv when he can be useful?
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Don't bring out the douchebagginess.

I was always taught that it was "douchebaggery"
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