They Started the Fire

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Parody of the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire."

Submitted: May 14, 2011

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They Started the Fire

by

CP Dawson

 

Song parody of We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel.

(Historical account depicting people and events (in no particular order) between  1790 B.C. and 1431 A.D.) 3,221 years

 

 

HAMMURABI, AUGUSTINE, OLD EGYPT,

CONSTANTINE

AQUAE SULIS, TERRACOTTA,

GREGORY THE GREAT.

 

ALCIBIADES, ALEXANDER,

OSTRACISM, GREEK DEFENDER,

OLD KINGDOM, NEW KINGDOM,

TACITUS AND FRANKS.

 

CHARLEMAGNE, ORDEAL, STONEHENGE,

MAYFIELD

PLATO, THE ILIAD, AND THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.

 

ZOROASTER, ST. PAUL, ROME IS JUST

ABOUT TO FALL

DIOCLETIAN, JULIUS CEASAR, PERICLES,

MUHAMMED.

 

THEY STARTED THE FIRE,

THEY STARTED THE BURNING

SINCE THE WORLD’S BEEN TURNING.

THEY THE ONES THAT STARTED THE FIRE

YES THEY DID IGNITE IT

AND WE TRY TO FIGHT IT.

 

COMITATUS, CLAUDIUS, CLOVIS AND

POLYBIUS

COMPURGATORS, CAROLINGIAN, BYZANTINE

PLOT.

 

ROUND TABLE BOOK FABLE, KNIGHTS OF SHIRES

ARE ABLE

SUNNITE, SHIITE,

MOAT AND BAILEY LOTS.

 

MOSES, HEBREWS, VIKINGS AND

THE SUTTON HOO

ANGLO-SAXON, ARIANS, SARUM,

AND JUSTINIAN.

 

LOMBARDS, HUGH AND CRY, CELTIC SWORDS,

GRACCHI

JESUS CHRIST, LATIN RIGHTS,

TROUBLE IN THE EMPIRE.

 

THEY STARTED THE FIRE

 YES, THEY STARTED THE BURNING

WHEN THE WORLD STARTED TURNING

THEY THE ONES THAT STARTED THE FIRE

YES THEY DID IGNITE IT

AND WE TRY TO FIGHT IT

 

NINEVAH TORN APART, ARISTOTLE,

PARLIAMENT

PHARAOH, TRIREME HULL,

ELEPHANTS OF HANNIBAL.

 

ABRAHAM, SOCRATES,

TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES

DUKE WILLIAM, SPARTA,

KINGDOMS OF SUMERIA.

 

SEMITISM, WERGILD, GILGAMESH,

AND ALFRED

BABYLON, CARTHAGE,

PYRAMIDS, ROSTOTSEV.

 

HASTINGS, SELECUS, PRESBYTERS,

AND AUGUSTUS

HINDUISM, RAMEDAN,

HEBREWS IN THE PROMISE LAND.

  

THEY STARTED THE FIRE

THEY STARTED THE BURNING

WHEN THE WORLD STARTED TURNING

THEY STARTED THE FIRE

YES THEY DID IGNITE IT

AND WE TRY TO FIGHT IT.

 

BEOWULF, AMBROSE,

CORPUS JURIS CIBILIS

DEACON, VERDUN, PUNIC WAR INVASION.

 

PHIL OF MACEDONIA, BATTLE OF CHAERONEA,

BLOOD FEUD, NERO,

PEPIN SHORT, MANETHO.

 

SAINT PAT, INVESTITURE, HOLY ROMAN

EMPEROR

HENRY 2, ROME IS THROUGH, WHAT ELSE DO I

SAY TO YOU?

 

(CHORUS)

VLADIMIR, BEDOUIN, CRUSADE CHILDREN

MARCHING IN

OLD CRETE, BULL LEAP, GOLDEN AGE,

PTOLEMY.

MAGNA CARTA, SOLOMON,

THE BEAUTIFUL MINOAN

ATHENIANS IN SYRACUSE, EGYPT’S

GOT THE HEBREWS.

 

ROSETTA STONE, TYRANY, PETRINE THEORY,

SALISBURY

MARTYRS FOUGHT, CHRISTIAN THOUGHT,

MARCO POLO,

JOAN OF ARC.

 

FEUDALISM IN THE AIR, CASTLES

SPROUTING EVERYWHERE

ANCIENT WORLD OF MANY SKOR,

I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

 

(CHORUS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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