Ah. I am listening to the original version now, and the mumbling is a big more clear than on the re-recorded version. I submit that it is "since I was a child I saw it my own way" This especially makes sense b/c "sought" would be a more complex word and Peter was a novice with English and all. Or am I reaching with that one? Heh. The next line, I just don't know. Sounds like "And God was not" - I can't hear enough syllables to squeeze in what you have. But "And God was not" certainly doesn't fit too well. Yeah. Best song anyone has ever written not counting Eminem songs and whatever genius wrote "Who let the dawgs out!"