Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.
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I've seen God and I've seen rain.
I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
The Story: I'd long known the song from the James Taylor version, and knew that HE sang "fire and rain", NOT "God and rain". Then I was at a trivia contest, where the trivia host plays music and he plays it loud while groups are working on their answers. That's supposedly so groups can discuss their responses without other groups overhearing them. But some in my group object to the loud music and hope to soon find a different trivia venue. Anyhow, the last time my group was there, the songs he was playing were familiar songs but in a different style. Like, I recognized "Rocket Man" but clearly not the Elton John version and later "Fire And Rain" but clearly not the James Taylor version. I asked the trivia host who was singing these and he said "Me First And The Gimme Gimmes." I had to ask him twice to even begin to catch that peculiar band name. Oops -- don't tell anyone I said that. I could be thought unfetch to not be keeping up with what might be for all I know a hot "in" band currently. But I didn't known of them. I'm really a closet math geek. Oh, no -- don't tell anybody I said that. Anyhow, the reason I wondered who this was singing this different version of "Fire And Rain" was because I thought it sounded totally more like they were saying "God And Rain" than "Fire And Rain". So I went home and looked up this strange band and found that what was played must be their "Have A Ball" album. It does have "Fire and Rain". But then I thought that the lyrics change that I thought I heard would change the song's title (wouldn't it, logically). So I researched the matter a bit more online, only to find no evidence they either they or anyone else ever recorded a song called "God And Rain". So I became pretty sure that what I heard was a strange pronunciation of "Fire and rain," even though I still think it totally SOUNDED more like "God and rain" for some reason. - Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners
There are more Me First And The Gimme Gimmes misheard lyrics available.
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