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we homeless did not start the “FIRE”   Leave a comment

 

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
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph 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, Krushchev
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, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”

Lebanon, Charlse 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
JFK, 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
Will it 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

Posted March 16, 2017 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What exactly is rock and roll?   1 comment

 

English: MARCO,LA VOZ DEL ROCK AND ROLL Españo...

English: MARCO,LA VOZ DEL ROCK AND ROLL Español: MARCO,LA VOZ DEL ROCK AND ROLL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the term ‘rock and roll’?
2) Do you like rock and roll?
3) What do you know about the history of rock and roll?
4) How is today’s rock and roll different from that in the 1950s?
5) What impact has rock and roll had on society?
6) John Lennon famously said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus and questioned: “I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity” What do you think?
7) Who are the greatest rock and roll stars?
8) Sex and drugs and rock and roll.” Is this your ideal lifestyle?
9) What kind of rock and roll star would you like to be?
10) Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones said rock and roll is “music for the neck downwards.” Do you agree with him?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What exactly is rock and roll?
2) Is rock and roll America’s greatest cultural export?
3) Why is rock and roll called rock and roll?
4) What do you think of Elvis Presley?
5) Salman Rushdie said rock and roll is the music of freedom and that frightens people. Do you agree with him?
6) Muddy Waters said: “The blues had a baby and they called it rock and roll.” What do you think of this?
7) Is American rock and roll the best?
8) Which rock and roll artists would you love to meet and go to a karaoke bar with?
9) Is rock and roll as exciting today as it was in the 50s and 60s?
10) Is hip hop and rap taking over from rock and roll?