We Didn't Start the Fire Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

Billy Joel Storm Front cover art
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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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 That's Not Her Style
  • 2 We Didn't Start the Fire
  • 3 The Downeaster "Alexa"
  • 4 I Go to Extremes
  • 5 Shameless
  • 6 Storm Front
  • 7 Leningrad
  • 8 State of Grace
  • 9 When in Rome
  • 10 And So It Goes


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 2 in album Storm Front
    release date: 1989-10-4
    popularity : 4639 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:51
    producer: Mick Jones and Billy Joel
    drums: Liberty DeVitto
    lead vocals: Billy Joel
    mixer: Tom Lordā€Alge
    engineer: Jay Healy
    arranger: Doug Kleeger
    background vocals: Crystal Taliefero
    guitar: Joey Hunting and David Brown
    keyboard: John Mahoney
    percussion: Sammy Merendino, Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel and Crystal Taliefero
    mastering: Ted Jensen
    synthesizer: Jeff Jacobs
    bass guitar: Schuyler Deale
    Clavinet: Billy Joel
    keyboard programming: Kevin Jones
    assistant engineer: Dana Becker, Gary Solomon, Suzanne Hollander, Tim Crish, Joe Pirerra and David Dorn
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644436624
    script: Latin