We Didn’t Start the Fire

[Verse 1] 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 [Verse 2] Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron Dien Bien Phu Falls, “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] 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 [Verse 3] Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac Sputnik, Zhou 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 U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo [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 [Verse 4] 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 J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say? [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 [Verse 5] 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 It was always burning since the world’s been turning We didn’t start the fire But when we are gone It will still burn 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 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 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 It was always burning since the world’s been turning

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