They Didn’t Start the Fire.. I did!

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We Didn’t Start the Fire“ е песен на Били Джоел (Billy Joel), чийто текст съдържа 120 известни събития, имена и места подредени по хронологичен ред (Като се започне от рождената дата на самия изпълнител и се стигне до издаването на песента) от 1949 до 1989. Има няколко версии за създаването на песента. Едната е, че Били Джоел е искал да покаже на едно скептично настроено момче, че през 20ти век са се случили достатъчно интересни събития, а другата е, че я е написал, просто защото обича Историята. По-долу съм поместил текста на песента. Той съдържа линк към всяко едно име, място или събитие, споменато в песента. И да.. линковете са сложени ръчно.. от мен. И не съм мазохист! Просто съм работлив.. работохолик.. някакъв си. Има и линк към песента и картинки… Мммм…

Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire
[с картинки от тук]

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjeom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Maciano, 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, Dancron
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, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkwether Homicide, Children of Thalidomide

Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U2, 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, Eichman, 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
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

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  1. Prom: Красавицата и Звяра « Смокини и черници! Says:

    […] резултати, включително и Billy Joel (за когото съм писал тук). Не че има значение, де. Ще се танцува и то се знае. […]

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