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From the album Storm Front, We Didn't Start the Fire was a #1 hit for Billy Joel in 1989.

Songwriter:
Billy Joel


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Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 4:43

We Didn't Start Messiah
Parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
(Genesis 3:15, Revelation 13:8)

Perfect humans, had it made, then they kind of went astray
Sought the serpent for their wisdom so they had to go
Though the Lord made a prediction
Soon the lady'd have some kids and
From her seed would come to be the Man who'd win my soul
So the Lord made some coverings that came from
Animals He skinned alive, animals that had to die
After that a bad scene, Cain has got a cruel scheme
Offering some old vegetables his sacrifice was nullified

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning for the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, the Israelites already prophesied Him

Though his brother's plan was flawed
Abel had a lamb for God
Sacrificed it and God liked it, Cain was ticked off
Abel's done, murder one, Adam and Eve had another son
Named him Seth now Cain has got a spot
Seth's line, Cain's seed, both left God as sin increased
They could not foresee the plan Ė salvation through just one man
But Noah knew a bit Ė wound up on a cruise ship
In the waves, they were saved, God knows what He's doin'

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning for the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, the Israelites already prophesied Him

Noah docked after that and he built an altar at
A spot where it was dry and he probably lit a fire
Seven pairs of animals that were clean were available
Brought them for sacrifice Ė tell me what that symbolized
Oh, oh
But he'd hardly been there became drunk and lost his shirt
Canaanites were past hope, Shem was blessed by Noah, though
Who do Shemites be? Abraham and then his seed
Always check for types, bro, Melchizadek is one of those

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning for the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, the Israelites already prophesied Him

Spent three days with Isaac, Abraham surmised if
He killed him in faith then Yahweh still could raise him
The Lord He saw the faith he had -- didnít need to take the lad

Showed him a ram Ė Abe said Heíd provide the lamb
Close call -- Isaac blessed Jacob, all his kids were next

Jacob claimed that someday Ė one from Judah had to reign

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning for the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, the Israelites already prophesied Him

Brother Joe, whereís he been? In the depths and back again
Big shot Ė whoíd have thought God would raise Joeís stock?
Made a break to palace life, there he sat at Pharaohís right
Highest ruler in the land, brothers did not understand
Little Moses has arrived, government infanticide
From Egypt Moses left, plagues, Passover kept
Find a perfect lamb thatís pure
Stripes of blood are on the door
Rock with water, Yom Kippur
I can tell ya many more

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning for the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
But when we are gone
He will still live on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning since the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, He isnít hiding Ė if you try youíll find Him

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning since the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, He isnít hiding Ė if you try youíll find Him

We didnít start Messiah
Yet weíre always yearning since the Lordís returning
We didnít start Messiah
No, He isnít hiding Ė if you try youíll find Him

Revelation 13:8b ... all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.


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