ofcourse at one point in the song some part will be similar to another song, its just the progression of notes that make them "different"
actually the first lines "waiting for the end, to come. wishing i have the strength to stand" and the part of leave out all the rest "when my time comes" sounds similar, although this one is minor.
Thanks for your input Julia, I think it is Seasons in the Sun as well - definitely a very strong similarity shared there.
A few months have passed since I opened this thread, and now when I listen - it doesn't catch my ear anymore - I have grown accustomed to the melody!
Julia Simonsen said:
It drove me crazy too. It's from 1974 "Seasons in the Sun" part of the melody and tempo is the same
Just watched SNL waiting for the end sounds ALOT like don mcleans song vincent
I am a songwriter so I will tell you the exact likeness. It's the second and third line of the chorus which almost match the second and third line of the chorus of Starry Starry Night. The rhythm is exact. They are both repeated.
The difference is that in the scale, SSN starts on the 3rd, descends 3216 (below 1) 236 (below 1) (repeated) while LP starts on the 4th and descends: 4321236 (below 1) 4321236 (below 1). If you use the key of C start the SSN on E (EDCADEA), and LP on F (FEDCDEA). It is a strong resemblance and instantly reminded me of SSN so I wish they had changed a few more notes. However, it is such a great song over all, I have to forgive this one likeness.