BARomero Didn't Start the Fire

’70                   Kent State, Weathermen, Lost Moon, Phnom Penh

                        Concorde, Earth Day, Mary Tyler Moore

’71                   Archie Bunker, Goodall, Satchel Paige in the Hall

                        Bangladesh, MSF, Riots on the prison floor

 

’72                   Bobby Fischer, Cabaret, Twin Towers, ERA

                        Disney World, Hanoi Jane, Trouble at the Munich Games

’73                   Bobby Riggs takes the Loss, Yankees get a new Boss

                        Triple Crown, Reggae, SkyLab, Roe v. Wade

 

(chorus)

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

 

’74                   Gerald Ford, Ozone, Hank Aaron comes home

Patty Hearst, Happy Days, Ali Bomaye

’75                   Betamax, Ragtime, Springsteen, A Chorus Line

Jimmy Hoffa, Saigon, Bill Gates, Lebanon

 

’76                   Sinai, Seychelles, US Bicentennial

                        Son of Sam, Perrier, Rocky goes all the way

’77                   Reggie Jackson, Star Wars, Apple or Commodore

                        Jimmy Carter, Jackie O., Pele and the Cosmos

 

(chorus)

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

 

’78                   Camp David, Red Brigade, Ford Pinto up in flames

Kool-Aid, Cyanide, Jonestown Suicide

’79                   Rockefeller heart attack, Megan Ruth Marshack

Three Mile Island, Walkman, Hostages in Iran

 

Oh oh oh oh...

 

’80                   Pac-Man, Raging Bull, Do you believe in miracles?

Mount St. Helen, CNN, Preppies, Chapman, Lennon

’81                   Deregulation, Donkey Kong, Aspartame, De Lorean

Space Shuttle, Indy, Start Me Up on MTV

 

(chorus)

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

 

’82                   Baby Bells, E.T., Tylenol, CDs

Claus Von Bulow, Barney Clark, Falkland Islands, Reebok

’83                   SDI, Just Say No, Cabbage Patch, Aquino,

Junk Bonds, Grenada, Thriller and Madonna

’84                   Ninja Turtles, Michael Jordan, Hezbollah, Richard Branson

                        Band Aid, The Terminator, P. Trudeau, We’ll see you later

 

(chorus)

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

 

’85 – ’09          Glasnost, S&L’s, Keith Haring, AOL

Apartheid, EDSA, USA for Africa

Tawana Brawley, AZT, Salman Rushdie, Lockerbie

Starbucks Coffee, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Holyfield

 

Soviet Union breaks apart, Anita Hill, Jurassic Park

9/11, Columbine, Martha Stewart doing time

House of Mouse, Eisner’s Out, Obama’s in the White House

MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Text, I don’t know what’s coming next

 

(chorus)

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...

 

The End

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