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We Didn't Start The Fire

Lyrics

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
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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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
major key tonality
an emotional male lead vocal performance
use of ambient synths
subtle use of fender rhodes
political lyrics

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Comments

Has my idol in it Mickey mantle
Luv ths song
dmco11 doesn't realize what he/she said XD
I'm a big BJ fan (:P) but it took years for this song to grow in me
There seriously needs to be a part 2.
lol my social studies teacher showed us this song one time
20th century name-droppin g at its core. Still good song....
Actually in my opinion his only good song
We didn't start the fire, but we try to fight and not to hide it
One of my favorites from him.
Reality
It still rhymes though, that's what makes it awesome
Exactly
History lesson in a nutshell
Perfect lyrically
i listed to this in social
studies
Well I have the first verse down. :-)
cappy.chocy
...I can remember most of them, O Stranger.
Plus, he actually knows what he's talking/sing i n g about. And he wrote it.

But there are a lot of them, I suppose...
Eh. :)
How does he remember every line?













Probably because it rhymes ;)
I loved this song when it came out.. lol great memories.
I don't know how he remembers all these events in order without mixing them up ��
... I was alas not alive at any of this I was sadly born right at the end of the 1990's
Probably Billys beat
Everything I was not alive to witness.. Bummer.
I know I'm ganag sound like a geek but I LOVE THIS SONG we are doing a project in S.S LOL
great singer from year back when Ilived near where h started out.

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