Starting Over Again: Song & Lyrics

Wren, Hooke, Boyle and Pepys for a boyband and take the stage and sing about London’s new beginning, building a new, modern town after the Great Fire of 1666.

Parody of “Over Again” by One Direction

The vision looks so beautiful when you flew out of Farriner’s shop, yeah.

You set our world on fire babe, but you didn’t know when to stop.

Thought you could destroy us with your flaming attack,

But there’s only one direction and now we’re heading back!


We’re starting over again!

Gonna build this town back up from the ground,

With my buddy Christopher Wren.

Will end it be fiery? I’ll put that in my diary and build this town again!


Gonna fix this town by Hooke or crook. My name is Robert Hooke. Make it good!

I got reams of schemes of re-building dreams. How about avoid using wood?

We’re working as a team to re-build London entire.

Together we get on like a house on —- !


We’re starting over again! Rising from the embers,

Our talent you’ll remember, with Boyle, Hooke and Wren!

London will review, but won’t stop me when we’re through,

We’ll build the future again!


In science we would trust, re-build these worlds,

I’ll even re-design the organ at St. Pauls!


We’re starting over again!

We’ll change London first, next the Universe;

These days’ll be known for where

What we achieved, the world would never be, ever the same again!