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"We Didn't Start the Fire" Expanded Lyrics

"We Didn't Start the Fire" Expanded Lyrics

When Billy Joel plays the BB&T Center on January 7 and 11, odds are pretty good according to his recent set lists that his first encore will start with "We Didn't Start the Fire."

The 1989 novelty song that will not get out of your head, as it lists historical names, places, and events in chronological order from the time Billy Joel was born in 1949 until the song was recorded in early 1989. But 25 years have now passed that aren't represented in the song. So we thought we'd help the Piano Man out with new verses that represent the last quarter century. You might as well sing along, since the melody will force you to anyway.

George Bush, Noriega, Batman, Genesis by Sega

MC Hammer, Kuwait, Long Dong Silver Hi Ho

Wayne's World, Right Said Fred, Cross Colours, Gennifer Flowers giving head

Hurricane Andrew, Somalia, Joey Buttafuoco

Tonya Harding, Kurt Cobain, Forrest Gump, "Insane in the Membrane"

Newt Gingrich, Pulp Fiction, OJ got away

Chupacabra, AOL, Bob Dole, "Macarena" goes to hell

Beanie Babies, Spice Girls, Jon Benet Ramsey

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

Seinfeld, Monica Lewinsky, Backstreet Boys, Elian set free

Y2K, hipster chic, Cheney's first name is Dick

Ralph Nader, "Who Let the Dogs Out," Florida recount

Anthrax letters, 9/11, world's gone sick

Sopranos, Al Queda, Bin Laden playa hater

Lord of the Rings, Napster, Afghanistan

Condaleezza, Kobe/Shaq, Bush lies about Iraq

Napoleon Dynamite, John Kerry, and Lindsay Lohan

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

TomKat, Kanye West, New Orleans gets wet

MySpace, Prius, President Barack Obama

iPhones, housing bubble, bank bailout, Kardashian trouble

Sarah Palin, global warming, GMOs, Octomama

Guantamano, Arab Spring, Paul Ryan, LeBron wins a ring

Obamacare, Killer Drones, Lady Gaga, Game of Thrones

Fukushima, Hunger Games, books of binders women names

Selfies, twerking, Jersey Shore, 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

Billy Joel with Tom Odell. 8 p.m. on January 7 and 11 at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Tickets cost $39.50 to $119.50 plus fees. Call 954-835-7000, or visit thebbtcenter.com.

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