#SLS ~ 11/15/20

What day is it? Oh yeah, Sunday. Time for Song Lyric Sunday or #SLS. Jim prompts us with begin/end/finish/start. Oh my, let’s begin, the choices are endless. See what I did just there? I know, I won’t quit my day job. Now the ideas begin percolating. Decisions, Decisions.

Begin – Where Do I Begin. Scratch that. Love Story. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. Bleh. Sorry Jenny and Ollie 😦

End – Bingo Bango. How about End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys? Good dare I say great song. Classic super group but pretty sure I used that song before.

Finish? Hmmm. Nothing comes to mind.

That means start is the winner, winner, chicken dinner. Drum roll puhleese ….

Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat

Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire. This song makes me chair dance and try to sing fast enough to keep up. And right about now, we all need a dose or two or three of FuN!!!!! Sing it with me folks!!

Written by William M Joel

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, 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, Dacron
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
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 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, Eichmann, 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
But when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on…

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
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
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

24 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 11/15/20

  1. Oh great song! I love to hear it. When it first came out there was no internet to find the lyrics, so my girls wanted me to try and write them all down by listening to it over & over. I did it. Whew! πŸ™‚

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  2. Fantastic choice-these lyrics are so well done-the song epitomizes great song writing
    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

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  3. Love this song. Got to see him perform it live twice. Fabulous. One of the times was with Elton John and when he got to the part about “England’s got a new Queen” they flashed a picture of Elton. LOL.

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  4. I have never done a chair dance, but that is a good thing because I can barely dance when I am on the floor. Awesome song Jill that I will never get tired of listening to. Before humans went into space in the 1960s, several other animals were launched into space, including numerous other primates, so that scientists could investigate the biological effects of spaceflight. The United States launched flights containing primate passengers primarily between 1948 and 1961 with one flight in 1969 and one in 1985. France launched two monkey-carrying flights in 1967. The Soviet Union and Russia launched monkeys between 1983 and 1996. Most primates were anesthetized before lift-off. The Jupiter AM-18 flight, Able and Miss Baker became the first two animals to be launched by NASA into space that returned to Earth alive. Space Monkey.

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    1. That’s so cool 😎. I vaguely remember the 1985 launch. Well reading about it anyway. Wasn’t there a space dog too? Off to Google it. Have a great Sunday! Thanks for stopping by 😊

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