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James Taylor updates 'Fire and Rain' lyrics to add all the other stuff he's seen


Back in 1970, James Taylor had seen fire and rain. In 2015, he’s seen a whole lot more (though still not Full House).

On Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Taylor updated the lyrics to his hit song. “The thing is, I wrote that song in 1970, and I just hadn’t seen that much back then, mostly fire and rain,” Taylor told Colbert. “That’s why I keep saying it over and over again in the song.”

So what new stuff did Taylor add to the 2015 version of “Fire and Rain”? Left Shark, Friends, and Snakes on a Plane.

“I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain,” Taylor sang in the updated track. “I’ve seen the rise and fall of the Beanie Babies trend. I’ve seen man buns, MySpace, and the Baha Men. But I never thought I’d see a new Star Wars again.”

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Watch the full performance below.