Gaffs of Truth


from One Who Creates with Alphabets

16 January 2009

We Didn't Start the Fire: Obama Edition

With non-paying due deference to Billy Joel (whose lyrics are more chronological), a tribute to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II, who will represent the post-Cold War generation of the 21st-century.

We Didn't Start the Fire

Bill Clinton, Tina Fey, capitalist China, O.J.,

Asia rising, Facebook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ugg boots, Seinfeld

West Bank, Gaza City, Tupac Amaru Shakur


Mohammed Atta, WMD, Harry Potter, Reality TV

Tom Cruise, American Beauty, MP3, Oprah Winfrey

Schwarzenegger, YouTube, America's got organic food

Armstrong, blogosphere, Monica Lewinsky


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



Vlad Putin, Medvedev, Assad, Posh-and-Becks

The West Wing, Y2K, massacre in Falluja

Britney Spears, Spike Lee, Kurt Cobain, Sarkozy

Mia Hamm, Heath Ledger, Viagra, Napster


Lindsay Lohan, skinny jeans, Boston's got a winning team

Lehman Brothers, AIG, sub-prime, Ponzi scheme

Rwanda, Darfur, Bosnia, and a billion poor,

Tehran, Hezbollah, trouble with the jihadis


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



New Orleans, Bolano, Sarah Palin no-go

Tivo, Hu Jintao, and the vegan-eco crowd

Tony Blair, Paris Hilton, Princess Di, Bin Laden

Pyongyang, the renditions gang, Roger Clemens in a cloud


ACT UP, Infinite Jest, O.J. Part Two, Johnny Depp

iPhones, Federer, Who let the Dogs out?

Halle Berry, cloned Dolly, and another Kennedy

Jon Stewart, American Psycho, Tsunami, Danger Mouse


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



Sedaris, Unabomber, Girls Gone Wild, Nasrallah

Jay-Z, Shanghai, Shock and Awe in Baghdad

Amy Winehouse, Imus, gases of the Greenhouse

Kelly Ripa, Maureen Dowd, Ted Williams gone mad


Outsourcing, Mumbai, so many didn't have to die

David Blaine, human rights, and Napoleon Dynamite

Mandela, Madonna's ex, abstinence, safe sex

Rabin 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



Blackberry, global mall, Hillary Clinton standing tall

Tiger Woods, Barry Bonds, MySpace, The Corrections

Rushdie, Starbucks, Channel Tunnel, Spurlock

American Idol, Black Hawk Down, Miracle on the Hudson


Sopranos, Cougars, Da Vinci Code, life on Mars

Saddam hung, Mugabe, traumatic stress, mission creep

Social networks, match.com, iChat, Amazon,

Terror cells, endless war, 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
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it



Hawaii, Kenya, Kansas and Jakarta

Harvard, finding God, Social Work, Axelrod

Red State, Blue State, unity can no longer wait,

A time to reap, a time to sow, we will close Guantánamo

Iowa, Yes We Can, McCain was just an also ran

I Have a Dream, Bush Out, a black man in the White House


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. ...

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