miércoles, 19 de mayo de 2010

Muy interesante

"We didn't start the fire", es un tema que compuso Billy Joel en 1989, y es uno de mis temas aleatorios preferido. Aunque no lo crean, me lo sé de memoria (llevó años aprenderlo). Hace referencia a eventos que fueron contemporáneos a su existencia en el mundo entero, positivos y negativos, y que de algún modo lo signaron -a él, y al mundo-. Parado él en la generacion setentista (nació en 1949), su prédica es "No comenzamos el fuego", refrán que en inglés existe, que significa "no nos culpen, el quilombo venía de antes", en obvia alusión a la generación previa, que les endilgaba todos los males del mundo, y ninguna de las bondades.
Los peronistas, además, hallarán una joyita.
EL VIDEO MAS ABAJO, CON AUDIO Y LETRAS.

El estribillo dice :
"No comenzamos el fuego,
siempre estuvo ardiendo,
desde que el mundo gira
No comenzamos el fuego,
no lo encendimos,
pero intentamos apagarlo"

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

CHORUS
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


Josef 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, Zhou Enlai, 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

U2, 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...

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... video

3 comentarios:

manuel el coronel dijo...

Compañera, lo cita al General? y como no nos avivamos antes!!!

muy buena canción por cierto.

Almita dijo...

Lo subtitulé, en un rato lo cambio con los subs.
Es un pedacito de historia, de 4 minutos de duración. Siempre me pareció un muy buen tema.
Billy Joel vá por el choripán, pero es precursor, desde el '89, Manuel...
¡no es ningún improvisado! :)

Javier dijo...

Y si por lejos el mejor tema de Billy Joel y me gusta tambien el que hizo para su hija Alexa

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...