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Old 07-01-2002, 06:57 AM   #1
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Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire

Ya know, I've always been a fan of this song. And I always knew that it was about real life stuff that happened. I really do enjoy singing this song, but today I discovered a site that goes into details about everything Billy Joel is singing about. Now I knew about some of the stuff, but most I had no idea what it was about. After reading the page I realized how good this song actually is, and how messed up our world was/is. Billy Joel seems to nail it perfeclt. Now granted, it's about his generation "didn't start the fire, " since baby boomers and the such blame his generation. But still, check out this page. I have rediscovered this song and now think of it not only as a great song, but a song with true deep meaning to it, now that I understand what he is singing about.

http://www.rareexception.com/Garden/Eighties/Fire.asp
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I would muchly enjoy a similar analysis of REM's Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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Great site! I love the song
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Did quick search betty, not much out there, but this is a bit of a take on it. Helps a little I guess...http://www.lyricsschmirics.com/final.htm
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one of my ambitions in life is to learn ALL the lyrics to this song!!!
its absolutely brilliant!!
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[color=royal blue]In me grade school music classes we'd play a game with that song every so often! Each group got popsicle sticks.....each stick had a phrase of the song written on it. Then we'd listen and have to put the sticks in order.

I miss that game.

ANYWAY....
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similarly to mona...in 5th grade we had to choose a line from it and write a report on the historical happening. i did the little rock 9. i loooved that report.
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similarly to mona...in 5th grade we had to choose a line from it and write a report on the historical happening. i did the little rock 9. i loooved that report.
WOW thats really cool! Great teacher huh?? i would have liked to get the line "James Dean"
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I would muchly enjoy a similar analysis of REM's Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
right ? .... right !
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WOW thats really cool! Great teacher huh?? i would have liked to get the line "James Dean"
Yeah, that is a really cool ideal! I love teachers with fresh ideas like that!

I would have taken the line "U-2" and turned it to "U2"
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Did quick search betty, not much out there, but this is a bit of a take on it. Helps a little I guess...http://www.lyricsschmirics.com/final.htm
ta!

We didnt do a report on the Billy Joel number but we did analyse the song in class, I wonder if Billy intended that kind of future for his number?
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