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I thought about this song a lot when I was younger. All these important people and events- some that disappeared into the sands of time- others that changed the world forever. So much has happened in the span of the last 34 years- we felt like a little system update might be fun. Hope you like our take on it…

We Didn’t Start The Fire is out everywhere now: https://FallOutBoy.lnk.to/wedidntstartthefire

So Much (For) Stardust – out now on Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 https://FallOutBoy.lnk.to/somuchforstardust

So Much For (Tour) Dust coming to a city near you this summer (North America) and fall (UK/EU)! Tickets are on sale now http://falloutboy.com/tour

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LYRICS

Captain Planet
Arab Spring
LA Riots Rodney King
Deep fakes
Earthquakes
Iceland volcano
Oklahoma City bomb
Kurt Cobain
Pokémon
Tiger Woods
MySpace
Monsanto GMOs

Harry Potter
Twilight
Michael Jackson dies
Nuclear accident Fukushima Japan
Crimean peninsula
Cambridge analytica
Kim Jong Un
Robert Downey Jr Iron Man

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’re trying to fight it

More war in Afghanistan
Cubs go all the way again
Obama
Spielberg
Explosion Lebanon
Unabomber
Bobbit, John
Bombing Boston marathon
Balloon Boy
War on terror
Qanon

Trump gets impeached twice
Polar bears got no ice
Fyre fest
Black Parade
Michael Phelps
Y2K
Boris Johnson
Brexit
Kanye West
Taylor Swift
Stranger Things
Tiger King
Ever given 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’re trying to fight it

Sandy Hook
Columbine
Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice
ISIS
Lebron James
Shinzo Abe blown away
Meghan Markle
George Floyd
Burj Khalifa
Metroid
Fermi paradox
Venus and Serena

Michael Jordan 23
YouTube killed MTV
Spongebob
Golden State Killer caught
Michael Jordan 45
Woodstock ‘99
Keaton Batman
Bush v Gore
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’re trying to fight it

Elon Musk
Kaepernick
Texas failed electric grid
Jeff Bezos
Climate change
White rhino goes extinct
Great pacific garbage patch
Tom DeLonge and aliens
Mars rover
Avatar
Self-driving electric cars
S-S-S-R-Is
Prince and the Queen die
World Trade
Second plane
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
But when we are gone
It will still burn on, and on, and on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning

#FallOutBoy #WeDidntStartTheFire #billyjoel #Trump #Pokemon #TheBlackParade #MichaelJordan #LebronJames #Kaepernick #JeffBezos #Spongebob #StrangerThings #KanyeWest #TaylorSwift

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44 Comments

44 Comments

  1. coinneach

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    DANKE DAFÜR RAINER
    WIR KONNTEN TÄGLICH LACHEN
    ÜBER DICH ALS DRACHEN

  2. ツFamily Account

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Metroid? It wasn't in the news zeitgeist..was it? I got the Pokemon reference because I lived through the launch/Poke-mania but the Metroid mention confused me.

  3. Meh X

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Canadians jamming while they from the fire 🔥

  4. Tony Wayne

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Now someone just needs to merge the two songs together

  5. Tom Charnock

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    1.5m views…why isn't this number 1 everywhere?!

  6. Vaughn Selvey

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I love this and loved the original BUT the thing I like about the original that this one missed was that the original was in Chronological order. I could tell listening to the original, because it was the lyrics I could remember, when I was old enough to remember the event.

  7. Vypra

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    OMG the images from Brazil! Bolso with the burning background and Lula at the inauguration ceremony just after. It's so quick but so good, I just got it rewatching at 0.75 and even this way is quick.
    It scares me how many things happened in 34 years, the realization that you are not studying history but living it.

  8. HydroDepths

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Too bad it's not in order like the original, other than that, I love it! Should definitely be a thing every 30 or so years!

  9. Mason P.

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Ryan started the fire,this song hits man

  10. Virginia Gaylord

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Not in chronological order and they don't have the correct syllable count, not poetic. Disappointing.

  11. Andrew Fillmore

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I'm 36 so born in 1986. Every lyric in this song is my life. I have chills thinking all happened and I remember it. From 9/11 Y2K to MySpace. Wow! Great modern cover Fall out boy!

  12. imaloony8

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    One thing worth noting is that the events listed in the original "We Didn't Start the Fire" were in chronological order. This one isn't. I also am confused why COVID, the War in Ukraine, and January 6th weren't mentioned. The band did mention in an interview that they intentionally omitted COVID and left it to "The next generation's update," but if this was really meant to cover 1989-2023, I really see no reason why you should omit COVID. Though the change from "We tried to fight it" to "We're trying to fight it" is a good one.

  13. Bryan S

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    This is a nice cover of “Ryan started the fire”

  14. Camilla Swart

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Awesome

  15. Noah Andrulis

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    one thing that's missing from this is the Billy Joel version put the events in chronological order, while this one is sort of hodgepodge, which, I understand, but it makes this version feel just a bit less coherent.

  16. Lord Buckethead

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    All human history must be recorded this way

  17. James Conners

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Did I miss Covid-19 and Stolen Election? The biggest things in our lifetime !!!

  18. Delilah Potter

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    FINALLY🎉🎉

  19. MazeofLife

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Ya know what I just realized? The Suez Canal just can't catch a break lol. It's now been in two of these songs, here's hoping they don't decide to make it 3/3 within the next 30 years

  20. Nintendo Fan

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I think it would’ve been better if the events were in order but overall this is great
    Can’t wait to see the next updated version of this song

  21. Emilie

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    There's a strange sensation that accompanies the knowledge that I've lived through all of this…

  22. terry kessler

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Loved it thank you

  23. Juliaflo

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Not bad.

  24. TheUltimateFrozenFan

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for updating my favorite Billy Joel song with more current events! This shit goes hard!

  25. laurelann P

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Did they not mention COVID?

  26. JayLee

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Unity through music we need more of this well done !!!!

  27. Jacob Wells

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Stranger Things Is Mention!! 😂😂😂

  28. Paul Massey

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Naw. Supposed to be chronological.

  29. Melanie

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I mean I like it, but it’s not hard enough! Billy Joel’s hits harder, and Fall Out Boy made it sound like a freaking teeny bopper song.

  30. Lauran Duggan

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Woahhhh goosebumps man!! Feels weird knowing that i have lived through some of these events as a 23 year old. (Not all of them ofc but theres a litta events that im aware of that have happened)

  31. Adrian Jackson

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I was 2 years old in 1989.

  32. Adrian Jackson

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    PAAAAAATRIIIIICK YAAAAAAAS

  33. Adrian Jackson

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I LIVE HERE. I KNOW ALL THESE THINGS. FUCK!

  34. Dr. Disconnect

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Would have been cool if they said Tom Brady retired again.

  35. Adrian Jackson

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I LIVED LONG ENOUGH ! I LIVED LONG ENOUGH! IM ALIVE RIGHT NOW. YOURE ALL ALIVE RIGHT NOW. AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! FFFFFFUUUUUUCCCCCCK!!!!!!!

  36. Adrian Jackson

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Nat

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    RYAN STARTED THE FIRE

  38. JR Ryk

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Nowhere near as brilliant as Billy Joel’s version.
    1. Not chronological.
    2. Left out some major details.
    3. Skipped over so much & it is majorly, skewed to his perspective.
    Sorry. Decent attempt but It’ll NEVER be as impactful as Billy’s. I don’t care for his selection of ppl he thinks impacted us.

  39. Dr. Disconnect

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Kinda wish yall said something about Kobe. I'm not a basket ball fan but I was a fan of watching him.

  40. Aoyi Dragon

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Lol why did we not add Epstein to the list.

  41. Amelia takahashi

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Was there a Covid mention that I missed?

  42. Cheryl Pirie-Warsop

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Love it

  43. ScarlettRi0t

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Why did they add Michael Jordan twice? Can someone help?

  44. Split Banana

    July 5, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    The Billy Joel song was one of the first songs I renember liking in my lifetime and to think I’ve lived through everything in this song now is so wild. The fire will burn on, and on, and on.

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