Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire (Historically Accurate Almanac) COMPLETE

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    'We Didn't Start The Fire' music video with historically accurate news coverage accompanying all 100+ events mentioned. Been meaning to get to this for my entire life. I hope you enjoy and thank you for watching. Lyrics in video description.

    Music: We Didn't Start The Fire | Billy Joel
    Video: Historic Archives 1949-1989
    Edited: Dr. J Robert Oppenheimer ()

    Song: We Didn't Start The Fire
    Artist: Bill Joel
    Album: Storm Front
    Original Release Date: September 27, 1989
    Release Date: October 20, 1998
    Copyright: 1989 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

    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

    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, 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

    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, Zhou Enlai, 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

    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, 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?

    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
    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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