We Couldn’t Stop The Fire

Twenty years have passed since Billy Joel released “We Didn’t Start the Fire” – and a lot of stuff has happened since then! So I’m trying to create some updated lyrics. I will edit this post as I get more stuff…and please use the comments to make your own suggestions!

We Couldn’t Stop the Fire

Let’s pick up where we left off
“Tear this wall down Gorbachev”
Cold War crashes to an end
Hey, where’s that peace dividend?

George Bush 41
Superpowers? Only one
New World Order, points of light
Open borders, Kuwait fight

We couldn’t stop the fire
It just keeps on burning, seems we’re never learning
We couldn’t stop the fire
We might say we hate it, but we’re fascinated

Bill Clinton comes to town
Gets caught with his pants down
Newt tries to impeach
GOP overreach

Internet, AOL
Don’t ask, don’t tell
Floppy disk, hacker risk
Virus makes computers sick

Florida, hanging chad
W follows dad
World Trade! Hit by planes!
World will never be the same!

We couldn’t stop the fire
It just keeps on burning, seems we’re never learning
We couldn’t stop the fire
We just never heed it, we just keep on feeding it

Back into Afghanistan,
Hunting down the Taliban
Dick Cheney, neocons
Blackwater, Enron

PATRIOT, Freedom Fries
Mass destruction, UN lies
Finally they get their way
Iraq gets blown away

We couldn’t stop the fire
It just keeps on burning, seems we’re never learning
We couldn’t stop the fire
And we won’t repeal it till we start to feel it

Abu Ghraib, Gitmo
“There are things that we don’t know”
Climate change, Gore comes back
Nobel Prize, the cons attack

Obama, Hillary
Sarah Palin winked at me
Joe the Plumber, banks fall
Nothing there after all

Bailout, Goldman Sachs
Bonuses hit the max
Health care! Swine flu! What the hell ya gonna do?

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