Billy Joel Forgets Lyric, Then Slams His Own Song
Performing in Toronto this week, Billy Joel didn’t make it all the way through “We Didn’t Start the Fire” easily. When he forgot a verse, he stopped to explain it was one of the worst melodies he ever wrote.
“Wait a minute,” Joel said, catching his error. “That ain’t right. All you gotta do it f-k up one word in that song and it’s a train wreck.”
“It’s the same thing verse after verse,” Joel continued, lambasting the song. “Just the words change. It’s one of the worst melodies I ever wrote.”
Joel then finished up the song without further incident.