Disclaimer: I own nothing Ruroken. That is the great Watsuki's. And I do not own the original song, "We Didn't Start the Fire" which these lyrics are based on (and which the chorus is nearly quoted from, only slightly changed). That would be Billy Joel's.


Author's Note: This is a song to be sung to the tune of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."

HE DIDN'T START THE FIRE (KENSHIN STYLE)

Bandits
Three graves
Shinta gets a new name

Sword skill
With Hiko till
Kenshin leaves and has to kill

Tomoe
Saves his soul
Is killed before her little bro

She dies
Kenshin cries
Her spirit's with the fireflies

Ten years
Shogun gone
Now the Meiji lives on

A wanderer
No one knows
With a sakabatou

Meets a girl
There's a fight
In the middle of the night

No one dies
Big surprise
Rurouni is Battousai

He didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Now Japan is learning that
He didn't start the fire
Well, he didn't light it,
Now he's tries to fight it

Yahiko
Proud boy
Son of a samurai

Pickpocket
Was a pro
Now lives at the dojo

Zanza
Tough guy
From the Sekihou-tai

Wants revenge
Makes amends
Funny how these things end

Showdown
Men slain
Jin-ee playing mind games

Doctor
Dark past
Makes opium or breathes her last

Get through
Kan-ryu
And the Oniwaban-shu

Gatling gun
Aoshi-kun
Vows vengeance for everyone

He didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Now Japan is learning that
He didn't start the fire
Well, he didn't light it
Now he tries to fight it

Next comes
Yutaro
Swords is all he wants to know

Raijuta-
Sensei
Will use the boy to get his way

Wound from
Satsujin-ken
May never use that arm again

Sword skilled
Weak willed
Raijuta finds he cannot kill

Saito
Comes to town
Plans to take Battousai down

Rurouni
Starts to fade
Hitokiri is remade

Kenshin
Hesitates
Can he still assassinate?

Has to try
Says goodbye
To Kaoru in the fireflies

He didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Now Japan is learning that
He didn't start the fire
Well, he didn't light it
Now he tries to fight it

Ninja
Named Misao
Searching for Aoshi now

Himura
Knows the truth
Hides it to protect this youth

Hiko
Trains him more
When Kenshin shows up at his door

When they part
This new art
Is left to purity of heart.

Yumi
Plays the guide
She could always turn the tide

Anji
Soon will find
He'll lose a battle of the mind

Usui's
Second sight
Will fail in his and Saito's fight

Finally
Aoshi
Is brought back to reality

He didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Now Japan is learning that
He didn't start the fire
Well, he didn't light it
Now he tries to fight it.

Tenken
Fights with style
All behind a deadly smile

Soujiro
Starts to crack
As memories come rushing back

Kenshin
Wins their fight
Leaves the boy to choose what's right

Have to go
Now they know
That next's Makoto Shishio

Explosives
Flaming blade
Looking like he's got it made

But allies
And his friends
Give Kenshin strength to fight again

Yumi
Gladly slain
Kenshin lives through that again

Yumi's stand
Tomoe's brand
He finally starts to understand...

That he didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Now Japan is learning that
He didn't start the fire
Well, he didn't light it
Now he tries to fight it

No, he didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Even Kenshin's learning that
He didn't start the fire
Well, he didn't light it
Now he tries to fight it.

He didn't start the fire...


Author's Note 2: Thank you so much for reading this. I started it a looooong time ago, when this silly little idea popped into my mind. My friend, FrostPhoenix, enjoys Billy Joel very much, and we were listening to "We Didn't Start the Fire" and it just sort of occured to me that I could write something like that for Kenshin. So here it is. Thanks for reading. Please review!