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Song Parodies -> "We Didn't Start the Fire (2010s Edition)"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start the Fire"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"We Didn't Start the Fire (2010s Edition)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

With all the garbage going on in the world, much of it either done or inspired by Donald Trump, did you even notice that a decade is coming to a close?
(Instrumental opening)

Barack Obama, Eurozone, Deepwater Horizon,
Burj Khalifa, Leo Messi, Cristiano.
George Steinbrenner, WikiLeaks, Aung San Suu Kyi,
Arab Spring, Instagram, Mitch McConnell says no.

Aaron Rodgers, Syria, bin Laden, gotcha,
Kate and William, David Freese, end of Moammar Gaddafi.
Harry Potter, Steve Jobs, Breaking Bad’s meth slobs,
Jane Russell, Liz Taylor, Amy Winehouse, goodbye!

We didn’t start the fire.
But we should be telling, even worse, it’s smelling.
We didn’t start the fire.
It’s gone off the kilter, there’s no way to filter.

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum had gall,
Costa Concordia, LeBron gets his ring.
L.A. Kings, Higgs boson, goodbye Whitney Houston,
Neil Armstrong, Benghazi, Bieber please don’t sing.
47 percent, Obama leaves Romney bent,
Hurricane, Sandy Hook, Red Wedding worse than book,
Pope Francis, Boston, avenging the Marathon,
Gay marriage, Mandela, trouble in Nairobi!

We didn’t start the fire.
But we should be telling, even worse, it’s smelling.
We didn’t start the fire.
It’s gone off the kilter, there’s no way to filter.

Pete Seeger, Ebola, Seahawks win, Malaysia,
Crimea annexed, Flint water system wrecked.
ISIS launched, Germans ride, Robin Williams’ suicide,
Mad Bum, Giants win, World Trade Center back again!

Whoa-oh-oh!
Boko Haram, Nimoy, Golden State hoop joy
Supergirl, Carli Lloyd, Taylor Swift left me annoyed.
Kansas City’s title take, Star Wars’ Force awakes,
Donald Trump is psycho! All his stances wrongo!

We didn’t start the fire.
But we should be telling, even worse, it’s smelling.
We didn’t start the fire.
It’s gone off the kilter, there’s no way to filter.

Muhammad Ali, Cavaliers, Brexit Tory sneers,
Nice truck, Michael Phelps, Trump needs jail or mental help.
Hillary’s e-mails, Cubs win, election fails,
Tom Brady, Grenfell, Chuck Berry, Charlottesville.
Vegas shooting, Astros champs, Texas concentration camps,
Refugees locked away! What else do I have to say?

We didn’t start the fire.
But we should be telling, even worse, it’s smelling.
We didn’t start the fire.
It’s gone off the kilter, there’s no way to filter.

Eagles win the big one, Trump duped by Kim Jong Un,
School shootings yet again, synagogue shooting sin.
ICE raids, great shame, New Zealand, Endgame,
U.S. women win again, Brits get Boris Johnson.
St. Louis wins the Cup, Hong Kong fed up,
Foreign debts, homeless vets, farmers have Trump regrets!
Nationals raise the score, Trump impeached for breaking law!
Will he launch distracting war? I can’t take it anymore!

We didn’t start the fire.
But we should be telling, even worse, it’s smelling.
We didn’t start the fire.
And when Trump is gone, it will still burn on,
and on, and on, and on…

We didn’t start the fire.
But we should be telling, even worse, it’s smelling.
We didn’t start the fire.
It’s gone off the kilter, there’s no way to filter.
(repeat)

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TJC - December 31, 2019 - Report this comment
Fantastic summation of the 2000's. You picked the perfect 'list song' for your Tour de Force! I hate the fact that Mr. Ones continually down-votes your stellar work.
JAB - December 31, 2019 - Report this comment
What TJC said.
CML - December 31, 2019 - Report this comment
Got to hand it to you, Mike. This is as tough a song to parody as there is. If this ain't in the big Seven, it should be. It's a hell of a lot more difficult than Bo Rhap. I once attempted to do "We Didn't Heart Obama", but threw in the towel after about three stanzas
I Smoked Two Joints in Ottawa - December 31, 2019 - Report this comment
I tried to write a parody like this in the 90s. You did an excellent job here, and bashing the traitor douchebag Spankee Donnie is always great in my book! Yet you didn't include Motorhead, Bowie, Prince... and cannabis in legal in Canada! Too much info but you did an EXCELLENT job, better than what I could do.
2Eagle - January 01, 2020 - Report this comment
Seahawks win the Super Bowl - go Pete Carroll, USC. Yay Michael Phelps and his room full of medals.
EWOP - January 01, 2020 - Report this comment
Was going to do a parody of Billy Joel's "2 thousand years" that would have been similar in theme, but this was so well done I'll leave this as the summation of the 2000s so far
Patrick - January 04, 2020 - Report this comment
Lots of memories here. I would never even attempt a high-speed delivery song such as this one. Caught the nod to the KC Royals World Series win. I was the only one in town not it the big photo.

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