Wednesday, May 31, 2006

We didnt start the fire..Indian Version

The song is an edited indian version of "We did'nt start the fire -Billy Joel"..I have tried to incorporate most of the events but guess I have missed many as well.The events are not in exact chronoligical order as well. Uh..neway could learn a lot a history researching on it..

’49 Dadasaheb ambedkar,Kashmir ceasfire, red china, Cold war
Commonwealth, Godse, Gavaskar born today

’50 Naushad melodies, Sardar Patel no more, communist back home
North korea, south korea, Mother Teresa

’51 Do biga zamin, h-bomb, Five year plans, Asian games
Lala Amarnath, the star and I and the catcher in the rye

’52 Pandit Nehru, elections, england’s got a new queen
India wins a test match, Queen Elizabeth, Green Revolution

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

’53 congress party, Stalin, nasser and Truman
Raj Kapoor, Tenzing Norgay, communist bloc
Ambedkar, Lal Amarnath, Vyjayantimala, denim
Indian airlines, Vande Mataram

’55-56 einstein, Ravi Shankar, pyar hua ikarar hua
Warsaw pact, Sathyajith Ray, Sputnik in space
Devdas, Bandung conference, Shree 420, krushchev
Elvis Presley, Balbir Singh, trouble in the suez

Chorus

’57 -58Aparajito, pasternak, IIT’s, Naipaul
Sputnik, Hirakud dam, Mother India
Krishna Menon, Ayub Khan, Baba Amte
Dilip Kumar, homicide, children of thalidomide

’59-60 Vietnam war,Fidel Castro, doordarshan born today
pluffed sleeve blouses, castro, HIV strikes
Milkha Singh, Dalai Lama, kennedy
Air India flies USA, Malgudi days, Mughal E Azam

Chorus



’61-64’ Khushwant singh, annadurai, nationalization
Rafi, berlin, goa annexed
Aradhana, China War
MGR, Sarabhai, White revolution happens big way
Nehruji pass away, what else do I have to say

Chorus


’65-‘79
NAM, Tashkent pact , Asha-Lata ,Bangladesh liberated
INC splits away, angry man comes to screen, Kishore hums away
ISRO makes us proud ,Mera naam Joker,Osho ,Smiling Buddha
Emergency, Mandal rocks,Janata party is the say

79’89’
asiad ,Bhopal gas blows up,Hum Log,PT Usha in the race
Khalistan , rakesh sharma goes to space ,Bluestar,Indira gandhi blown away
terror on the airline, Rushdie gets Fatwa,
Rajiv gandhi, LTTE in srilanka,VP Singh days



’90-‘99
Gulf war ,Insurgency peaks ,Masjid, world Cup, Harshad Mehta
KBC, Bombay Blast ,Bofors, sachin is superstar
Infosys,Kargil ,aids, Tsumani strikes
Clemenceau at Alang, Pakistan under martial rule
Rock and roller Reliance wars, I can’t take it anymore

Chorus

We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

4 comments:

Poornima said...

'93. Booker of Bookers. :) Since you mentioned the Fatwa!

Good post!

mathew said...

@Poornima

thnx a lot..yeah hard to get all in a single song..

Nero said...

Good one :)

Raj Parekh said...

Hello!
This was a really well made. Lot of effort put. Well done.

Check out this version as well. A band 20MP has made a beautiful video on their Indian Version of We Didn't Start The Fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWHYFhd2QU

Regards,
Raj