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“Ryan Started the Fire”
RSTF Famosiz
From the album You Can't Take This by Famosiz
Released: March 27, 2008
Recorded: 2008
Genre: Rock, Parody
Length: 3:57
Label: Crap Weasel Records
Purchase Link: {{{purchase link}}}
Producer(s): Paul Thomas
Famosiz's Chronology
Last Single: N/A
This Single: Ryan Started the Fire (2008)
Next Single: Dwight's Speech (2008)

Ryan Started the Fire is the name of the debut single by alternative/hip-hop/comedy group "Famosiz." The song is a parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel written about "The Office." The inspiration for the song come from an episode in the second season of the show in which Dunder-Mifflin Scranton gets caught on fire. After the smoke clears, Michael and Dwight discover that it was Ryan who started the fire, after leaving a cheese pita in the toaster-oven. They then tease Ryan by singing "Ryan Started the Fire". "Ryan Started the Fire" by Famosiz lists several events in the show, but unlike the original it is not in chronological order.

On September 4, 2011, Famosiz released the song online for free. It can be downloaded here.

Track listingsEdit

Original ReleaseEdit

  1. "Ryan Started the Fire" - 3:57
  2. "The Office Theme (Remixed) - 1:11
  3. "The Peachy Song - 3:43

May Re-ReleaseEdit

  1. "Ryan Started the Fire" - 3:57
  2. "Dwight's Speech" - 3:39
  3. "The Office Theme (Remixed) - 1:11

Music VideoEdit

Originally, Famosiz was supposed to shoot a music video and release it in the summer of 2008. Unfortunately, the plans fell through, and the video has been postponed indefinitely. A simple lyrics video was later released instead, which eventually reached over 35,000 hits on YouTube.

"Office" Related Media Referred to in the Song via the LyricsEdit

"Ryan Started the Fire," in the unique style of "We Didn't Start the Fire", states various events that happened in the television show "The Office." The events are listed as they appear in the lyrics (Note: the song samples the dialogue of "The Office" episode, "The Fire):

DWIGHT: "Uh, I have a song, attention everyone, that I want to sing, that I wrote especially for this occasion when I was up there among the flames...Ready?"


Dunder-Mifflin, "Diversity Day," Jim Halpert, It's OK
Sourth Scranton, Dwight K. Schrute, Michael's Birthday


"Christmas Party," "Booze Cruise," "Kevin, who would you do?"
Scranton, Albany, there aren't that many...


Phyllis Lapez, Pam's Mom, Michael drops the F-Bomb
"The Dundies," Ed Dies, Dwight's with the FBI

"Dunder-Mifflin, this is Pam," Jim is eating cheese and ham
Stanely Hudson, Mike got high, Poor Old Devon: Goodbye!


Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning


Hijinks 'n comedy, such as Jim's ESP
Karen Fillipelli, Fascist Schrute


Josh's gone, Jim's safe, Dwight shot Roy with mace
Dunder-Mifflin Northeast, "Dwight you look cute"


Halpert's kinda mean, Scranton's got a winning team
Allen and the board, Jim's always get bored


Steamtown Mall, Stanford's Fall, Dunder-Mifflin basketball
Michael Scott-Alicia Keyes, what else do I have to say!


Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning


RYAN: "I'm really sorry Dwight"

DWIGHT: "Answer me this, though"

RYAN: "What"

DWIGHT: "Was it worth it?"

DWIGHT: "Was it worth it Temp?"

RYAN: "No"

KEVIN: "Was it worth it?"

DWIGHT: "Really?"

RYAN: "I'm really sorry Dwight"

DWIGHT: "The Fire Guy! Ha Ha Ha! The Fire Guy!"

RYAN: "I can't believe I started the fire..."


Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning


Poor old Jim, he didn't win, Ticked off Devon back again
At poor Richards drinking beer, Michael just ate some deer


Oscar states that he's gay; Meredith on the freeway
Comedy in Iran? Aid to Afghanistan!


Dwight K. Schrute's BA ride, Mike's attempt at suicide
Painful debt, South Manhattan, AIDS, Crack, Creed Bratton


Competion on the shores, Dwight imposes martial law
Dunder-Mifflin "Branch Wars," I can't take it anymore!


Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
Ryan started the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning


DWIGHT: "The Fire Guy! Ha Ha Ha! The Fire Guy!"

References and External LinksEdit

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