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

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  • Published on:  Monday, June 19, 2017
  • '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: A. D. ([email protected])

    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 172.68.143.160
  • Source: https://youtu.be/9p3DzUwxI0o

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  • Blake Westdyk

    Blake Westdyk

     a years ago +2042

    As we celebrate this Thanksgiving in magnificence of collected atomic numbers may we pay celebrate of Robert j open hymers atomic theories of those periodical charge to ensure such element of surprise had surprised of the inventor and the Creator of the nuclear weapon we know today as the atom bomb as my friend Adam is truly the bomb as well as Eve as I will not play favoritism upon my son or daughter in the garden of Eden Adam will be permitted to enter this garden again to insure my global order of Doctors has made me have defined in the prayer when such sickness had become sick only to pray to those collected letters that we identify as God thank you global order a doctor's to ensure such borders would not hold such Doctors Without Borders as prisoners of War poww Mia you have not been forgotten thank you Robert j open Iver Respectfully yours atomic number 78 Platinum Sun North and South all of Carolina Virginia. thank you so much for the support to ensure such structural of those supports of those elements cross-reference with their periodical chart did not tamper with my temper rated steel that is necessary to hold such structure of Worthy of our safety structural design of our safety carriage 14k 99.99998% gold

  • Rachel Knight

    Rachel Knight

     an hour ago

    But Ryan did.

  • Juul

    Juul

     3 hours ago +1

    When you walk into class with evidence that someone wrote on the whiteboard.



    Students:

  • Gregory Kotoch

    Gregory Kotoch

     6 hours ago

    I always thought instead of 'the cola wars' he was saying 'the color wars' as in racial tensions.

  • sean

    sean

     11 hours ago

    Looked like Steve-o in the beginning

  • gabriel zamudio

    gabriel zamudio

     12 hours ago

    To this day I still choose PEPSI over coke

  • Mayham Maker

    Mayham Maker

     yesterday

    When ever you walk in to social class your
    Teacher:

  • Kris Sharpe

    Kris Sharpe

     2 days ago +1

    I well and truly laughed my ass off "Communist Bloc". This is a brilliant piece that actually puts meaning to the lyrics.

  • Roger Blasko

    Roger Blasko

     2 days ago

    3:40

  • West Kagle

    West Kagle

     3 days ago

    . When Joel mentioned Davy Crockett, what made you think of the US nuclear delivery device of that name, instead of the King of the Wild Frontier? Did Joel say that this was the reference?

  • K B

    K B

     3 days ago +1

    Right, Ryan did, not you guys.

  • Malotte Styx

    Malotte Styx

     3 days ago +4

    Wait so if this song is meant to show all of the events of Billy's life, and it starts in 1949





    HE'S A BOOMER

  • Henry Katholi

    Henry Katholi

     3 days ago

    This is cool!

  • craig rupp

    craig rupp

     4 days ago

    i cant take it anymore

  • Surp Nurp

    Surp Nurp

     4 days ago

    At 2:54 I here "Logan Paul", The fuck is Dacron, and what did Peter Pan do?, diddle little kids.

  • Brad Wells

    Brad Wells

     4 days ago

    Ryan started the fire!!

  • Chuck Ragland

    Chuck Ragland

     4 days ago

    This is better than the original video! Shows exactly what he is talking about!

  • Serated Atom

    Serated Atom

     5 days ago

    This is how they need to teach highschool history just show snapshots in history to form a grand picture or i can just stop being dumb but lets get realalistic here

  • Gina Matheny

    Gina Matheny

     5 days ago

    If I only knew then what I know now ~

  • live 922

    live 922

     5 days ago

    Ryan started the fire!