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Song Parodies -> "We Can't Stop The Fire(finishing where billy joel left off)"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start The Fire"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"We Can't Stop The Fire(finishing where billy joel left off)"

Parody Written by:

Robert Winston

The Lyrics

'90 George Bush, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, the internet
Pretty Woman, Marion Barry, Edward Scissorhands

'91 Clarence Thomas, Kurt Cobain, Garth Brooks, rollerblades
Cuba Gooding Jr., Steve Urkel, Pee Wee Herman

'92 Amy Fischer, Ross Perot , Woody Allen, Fabio
Rodney King, "MTV's Real World" and "Michael Myers Wayne's World"

'93 Bill Clinton, Waldo, Martin has a new show
Arthur Ashe, John Wayne Bobbit, Steven Spielberg

We can't stop the fire
It will always be burning
Until the world stops turning
We can't stop the fire
Don't matter who ever lighted it
Cause we all feed in to it

'94 Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Speed and O.J. Simpson
Nelson Mandela, Seinfeld, Dumb and Dumber

'95 Playstation, Bones Thugs and Harmony, M&M's, Elizabeth Berkley
Braveheart a big hit, Bud-wei-ser

'96 Madeleine Albright, Scream, Detroit's got a losing team
Tiger Woods, Mentos, Dennis Rodman, Tickle Me Elmo

'97 Spice Girls, Matt and Ben, Princess Diana, Ally McBeal
Dolly the sheep, Tamagotchi, trouble with Holyfield


'98 Matthew Shepard, Tinky Winky, Michael Jordan, Monica Lewinsky
Martha Stewart, Master P, Sex In The City

'99 Columbine, the Matrix, girl pop music
Y2K, Sopranos, Lou Bega and the Mambo

'00 Whassup,, Scooters, Napster's wrong
Elian Gonzales, a "love" virus show, Gore is a no-go

'01 9/11, Anthrax, Shrek and Timothy McVeigh axed
Destiny's Child, Robert Hanssen, Osama Bin Laden


'02 Snipers, Catholic Church, Enron in the dirt
Eminem, Denezel Washington, The Osbournes moving in

'03 Terminator in California, Phones with cameras on them
Lebron James, Outkast, War against Iraq

'04 Superbowl, Kobe Bryant, Yankees got a new client
Soldiers, blown away, what else do I have to say


'90-'04 The Simpsons, Nancy Kerrigan, George Bush back again
Milli Vanilli, New Jack City, DVD's, TLC
Phebe, Joey, M. Night Shyamalan, terror on the airline
Million Man March in D.C, no killers for 2Pac and Biggie

Weakest Link, Heidi Fleiss, Chappelle Show, Passion of the Christ
Dream Team, Jay-Z, Atkins, Nemo, Giuliani
Michael Jackson arrested again, Viagra comes to save men
Weapons of mass destruction wars, I can't take it anymore


We can't stop the fire
And when we are gone
It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

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Pacing: 3.5
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 37

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   5
 2   9
 3   4
 4   2
 5   17

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John Barry - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliantly executed!
Sharon "Parodiva" Krebs - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
While the rhythm and rhyme are a little off, overall it's a great account of how the news rocks on!
Johnny D - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Great rant about contemporary history!
Robert Winston - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks John, Sharon, and Jonny D
LeCynic - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
V.V. good remake...and I hold the original in such esteem. Keep writing.
Robert Winston - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks LeCynic
Meriadoc - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Impressive job! I for one could not recall a thing that happened in any of those years if asked to...ah - the ravages of old age! :-)
The Thought Police - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
3,4,5(the 5 for effort) after seeing "I love the 90's"I realized the only truly oustanding things about the decade were Disney Animation(until 1995),"Smells like teen spirit"and having a REALLY cool president.
Michael Pacholek - July 22, 2004 - Report this comment
What a bomb. An absolute BOMB! Anybody can just string a few names together. But too many syllables, bad rhymes, continuity a little messed up... The Hound Dogs could've done better than this! This song should be thrown away, what else do I have to say?
Agrimorfee aka Simon Cowell - July 22, 2004 - Report this comment
GIPE. I rated you higher than I normally would for all the pacing and rhyming problems, but only for the effort. 343
Billy Joel - January 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Great just Great!............This gives me an idea for my next "Greatest Hits". BJ
yop - June 15, 2006 - Report this comment
no llego a darme cuenta.. como se llama en realdiad la cancion? nose bien ingl├ęs.
Kristy Coldiron - October 11, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought that this continuous of this song was just awesome!!! Very talented and maybe you a billy should write a song together
Snake - October 29, 2006 - Report this comment
The Internet came a little later and Iraq was in '03.Otherwise good job.
yummy - March 21, 2007 - Report this comment
it is a great song but it's really hard to sing
hemlk - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
great concept but i think yuor rhymes are terrible, couldve done much better
Storm Front Coming - April 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Excellent, brilliant job! You may be off a year on a couple of things but you did great! Reading farther down the 2 decades I'm with the Thought Police: things and events just get suckier and suckier. I had great hopes in 1990 and things got REALLY crappy. Also, Billy's career went down the tubes after Christy the "Uptown Girl" (she inspired so many Joel songs) left him for some New Age quack. Now Billy mostly just tours. This is one of my favorite B Joel hits and to quote him: all this crap, worse than before - I can't take it anymore! Terrific job.

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