We Didn't Start the Fire

2367 WordsSep 29, 200810 Pages
Society has been molded by a variety of influences upon it. Looking back in time, society has changed drastically within the recent years, and continues to change as time moves forward. Time creates history, and history is the recording of events that have brought an impact upon society. In the year of nineteen eighty-nine, Billy Joel, a musician, released the song, “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” The lyrics of this song name events that the majority of people knew and talked about in the time period those events happened. The musician put forty years of history into a song, starting from the year nineteen forty-nine of which he was born, and ending at nineteen eighty-nine when the song was written. The term “fire” is metaphorically used for…show more content…
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