Discuss as:

Alicia Keys changes tune to 'Obama's on Fire' at Inaugural Ball

Paul Sancya / AP

Alica Keys performs during Inaugural Ball Monday.

Songstress Alicia Keys paid tribute to President Barack Obama during his Inaugural Ball Monday night by changing the words to her hit tune "Girl on Fire."

She delivered the tweaked lyrics while seated at a grand piano at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Keys started the song with the line, "He's the president and he's on fire," and continued small tweaks until she hit the chorus, which went:

Obama’s on fire
Obama’s on fire
He's walking on fire
Obama’s on fire

Later on, she threw in a mention to the first lady:

Everybody stands as he goes by
Cause they can see the flame that's in his eyes
Watch him as he's lighting up the night
Everybody knows that Michelle is his girl
Together they run the world.

Watch the performance:


Related content: