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Song Parodies -> "We Didn't Start The Fire, 2006"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start The Fire"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"We Didn't Start The Fire, 2006"

Parody Written by:

Robin Olson

The Lyrics

I was inspired to write this about two weeks before the mid term elections.
Paris Hilton, Nick Lachey, Arianna, Foley Gay
Middle East, Dubya, Condi, Karl Rove
Al Gore, Nan Pelosi, fuel efficient hybrids
North Korean Nuke Tests, Guantanamo


We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning


"Nukular", right wing shills, Dick Cheney, Prescription pills
Aging boomers, Retirees, Homeland Security
Katrina, Fema's shame, Hugo Chavez, Valerie Plame
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Steroids, Road Rage


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


M16's, Da Vinci Code, Deep Throat, Telco's
Pay offs, Microsoft, Estate Taxes, Abramoff
Enron, Barry Bonds, Myspace, VH1
Politics, Dirty Tricks, Slobodan Milosevic
Bill Gates, Howard Dean, Boston's got a winning team
Al Queda, WMD's, Johnny Depp, MTV
Cindy Sheehan, Brad Pitt, Louisiana, Buffett
Jacques Chirac, Tony Blair, Freedom Fries, Spinach Scares


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


(higher voice....)
Xanax, Zoloft, Prozac, Mental blocks
Ipods, Big Screens, Vid games, Role playing
Kids need to go outside, get off drugs and exersize
Amish shootings, TV Guide, Gas Prices, Genocide

____________________


TomKat, Stem Cells, Mel Gibson, Kiss and tells
Hummers, SUV's, Citgo is a no-go
Streisand, Saddam Hussein, Pat Buchanan, Tim McVeigh
Oprah, Dr. Phil, Euros, and The Daily Show


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


Tim LaHaye, Eminem, Jon Benet, Immigrants
Homo Priests, Holy See, Axis of Anxiety
Bandar of Arabia, American Idol Mania
Terrorists, Cut and Run, Oil in Kazakhstan
Pope Ben, Posh and Becks, pervy politician sex
Twin Towers, 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


Mind control, IM's, Kissinger back again
Veil wearers, "Shock and Awe", Page scandals, alt rock
Sharon stroked, Arafat croaked, Net Neutrality
Fatwahs coming from Iran, Taliban's in Afghanistan
Drudge Report, The Great Divide, World War III, Homicide
Deficits, Iraqi vets, STD's, Aethiests
Illegals on the shores, Iraq's under martial law
Red string bracelets, Holy 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


We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

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Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 7

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Nine-Inch-Niles - November 10, 2006 - Report this comment
This parody follows the original idea of the OS. No funny stuff?
Brian - November 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought it was a good parody (I thought the pacing was off in a few places). Also, I don' t think the author was necessarily trying to be funny. I do like the idea of following up the original song with an "updated version", if you will, and I would venture to say that if Billy Joel had written the song today, he'd probably touch on these topics outlined in this parody.
simon cowell - June 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(coughs) please remove that song (coughs) i think i am allergic to it (coughs) beause it sucks (coughing fit)
Mads - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I pity this. It's the exact same chorus.
KintarosTiger - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Mads....? It's the 2006 We Didn't Start The Fire... wouldn't you expect the chorus to be the same? Either way, I hardly knew any of the people mentioned in this, still, I commend the effort put into this.
Robin - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
To All, It's now 2009. Every single name or event I used in 2006 was IN THE NEWS at the time I wrote it. Maybe you kids should spend less time on sites like this and more time keeping up with the times. The comments reflect your ignorance, not mine. Lastly, it's not supposed to be funny, just like the original song WAS NOT FUNNY. The original popular video was a social commentary as seen through the lives and changes of the typical American family.
Trob (CrazyT) - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Very well said Robin. Would it be ok if i recorded this?

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