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Song Parodies -> "We Cool Up the Times"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start the Fire"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"We Cool Up the Times"

Parody Written by:

Johnny Nguyen

The Lyrics

Lucille Ball, Doris Day, Red China, Dick Sargent
South Pacific, Amanda Blake, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Chuck Connors, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and Adam-12
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana is open

We cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

Raymond Burr, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Thinnes, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Hogan's Heroes
Dien Bien Phu Falls, The Invaders
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, N.Y.P.D.
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Ordinary People
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 Ironside
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
The Matrix, New Millennium
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 cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Patrick McGoohan
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Field, 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 cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
But when we are gone
It will still turn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on...

We cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

We cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

We cool up the times
It was always good
Since the world's been turning
We cool up the times
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to see it

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