Billy Joel...

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    I know this isn't a forum of musical interest but I felt this was sorta worthy of discussion. Are times are plagued with many problems, many of them residual effects from times past. I constantly hear stories, good and bad, of times past that still effect our lives today. Although we live in some tough times it isn't something that has presented itself from our generation. We are dealing with and reminded of things that have happened long before many of us were born. Problems from the past still haunt us today and many good things today were born before our times. Just thought it was something to reflect on. Here's the lyrics to the song I'm thinking of called "We didn't start the fire". Sort of a trip down memory lane.

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    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny 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
    Maciano, 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

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

    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dancron
    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

    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

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkwether, 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

    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

    Hemingway, Eichman, 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

    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

    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
    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
     
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    Excellent Song! I also hear how Billy did it again and crashed his car in Long Island!
     
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    For fun, I decided to write a couple of new verses, tell me what you think:

    Berlin wall came tumbling down,
    Gorbechev, Jones town,
    George Bush, Dan Quayle, Hussein, markets fail
    Michael Jordan, Carson's gone, Desert Storm, Limbaugh's on
    Clinton, Bush and Ross Perot, Gingrich, Bob Dole
    Hip-Hop, Gun Control, Israel and Palestine, everybody get online
    Lyle and Erik, OJ, Jerry Springer, Blue Jays
    Kurt Cobain, Acid Rain, Man I'm gonna go insane

    (chorus)

    Clinton, Bush and Ross Perot, Gingrich, Bob Dole
    Contract with America, Gingrich in the Speaker's chair
    Hip-Hop, Gun Control, Monica's on every show
    Israel and Palestine, everybody get online
    Impeachment trial, dirty bombs, meth labs, single moms
    Y2K, judgement day?, I hope we live another day

    (chorus)

    Elian in Miami, Bush or Gore in D.C.?
    Hanging chads, hillary, deadbeat dads and DVD
    9/11 tragedy, etched in every memory
    Osama and the Taliban, Iraq, Hussein, Afghanistan
    Columbia disintigrates, gay marriage in the states
    global warming could be near, where else do we go from here?

    (chorus)
     
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    Excellent, acludem!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap:
     
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    That was quite good acludem! :clap1:
     
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    Pretty good acludem!
     
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    I am impressed! :D

    This was always one of my favorite songs.
     
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    Thank you all for the kind words! :)

    acludem
     
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    Acludem,

    Although I disagree with virtually everything you've ever posted, very nice job with the "new" lyrics! :clap1:
     
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    Great Job ! :D :clap:
     

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