March 14, 2014 1:37 pm -

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.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.