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We Didnt Start The Fire 1990-2012 Edition chords

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This is jaiethemusicman's (Youtube) rendition of Billy Joel's song addressing significant events that took place between 1990-2012. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Intro]
G  D  Am  C  4x

[Verse]
G                     D
Noriega, Berlin Wall, "New Kids", Gulf War;
Am                          C
Russian schism - communism, Germans reunite.
G                       D
Nelson in South Africa, Channel Tunnel, Kasparov,
Am                  C
Ice Caps, Poll Tax, Hubble in the sky.
G  D  Am  C  
G                 D
Rodney King, CDs, Bombing over Lockerbie,
Am                       C
Grunge Hits - Never mind, Pee-Wee Herman out of line.
G                        D
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell", Oklahoma City hell,
Am                           C
Farrakhan, "Million-Strong", Marching on the front lawn.

[Chorus]
G                   D
We didn't start the fire;
       Am
It was always burning,
          C
Since the world's been turning
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
      Am
No we didn't light it,
       C
But we tried to fight it

[Verse]
G                          D
"Four More, Clinton-Gore", Lewinsky then Tupac Shakur,
Am                       C
Cloned Sheep, Impeached, OJ goes free,
G                          D
Harry Potter, Princess Di, Matthew Shepard hate crime;
Am              C
Y2K, Columbine, "Party Like it's '99".
G                         D
Hanging chads, Marc Rich, 9/11 Terrorists
Am            C
Enron undone, Sniper scare in Washington.
G                 
Furby, Ozzy, Eminem,
D                      Am                      C
Weapons in Iraq again; Columbia, "Governator", Martha Stewart jail time.

[Chorus]
G                   D
We didn't start the fire;
       Am
It was always burning,
          C
Since the world's been turning
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
      Am
No we didn't light it,
       C
But we tried to fight it

[Bridge]
Am                          Em
Goldman-Sachs, "Brokeback", "Passion", Google, Arafat.
Am                        D
Hurricanes, Levees break, Children getting overweight.
Am                   Em
Hussein gets hanged, Terri Schiavo "End the Pain",
Am                         D                         Dsus D
David Hicks, Dixie Chicks, Rockets in the Gaza Strip. (uh oh uh oh)

[Verse]
G                             D
Businesses 'too big to fail', Phelps, Bolt, "Save the Whales",
Am                   C
Bailouts, California Proposition 8.
G                          D
Barack Obama "Yes We Can", H1N1 back again;
Am                          C
King of Pop - world frowns; Housing bubble breakdown.

[Chorus]
G                   D
We didn't start the fire;
       Am
It was always burning,
          C
Since the world's been turning
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
      Am
No we didn't light it,
       C
But we tried to fight it

[Verse]
G                         D
Unemployment on the rise, Civil Unions legalized,
Am                      C
Aid flotillas taken in, "Citizens United" win;
G                    D
Osama and Obamacare, Fighting in Tahrir Square,
Am                       C                     
Haiti Quake, Gulf spill, Tea Party Standstills.
G                 
Camping, Manning, WikiLeaks,
D                   Am                     C
Occupy Wall Street! Linda K, Pepper Spray, What else do I have to say?

[Chorus]
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
       Am
It was always burning,
          C
Since the world's been turning
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
      Am
No we didn't light it,
       C
But we tried to fight it

[Verse]
G                      D
Medicare, Ceiling hit, Royal Wedding, deficits,
Am                   C
Kim Jong, Jobs gone, rise of the smartphone.
G                       D
Ancient Mayan prophecy, irradiation in the sea,
Am                      C
speculation, gas price, outsourced, workers rights.
G                      D
SOPA, PIPA censorship, Schettino, Greek debt,
Am                            C
"Stand Your Ground", Trayvon, Ron Paul, Mitt Rom.
G                              D
Banning speech in public halls and corporate money funding laws,
Am                         C
Apple and the patent wars, I can't take it anymore!

[Chorus] x2
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
       Am
It was always burning,
          C
Since the world's been turning
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
         Am
But when we are gone
        C                  G       D       Am     C
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on   
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
       Am
It was always burning,
          C
Since the world's been turning
G                   D
We didn't start the fire
      Am
No we didn't light it,
       C
But we tried to fight it

            
            
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