since everybody's talking about deliver me, could we at least credit the actual original, which is by the beloved? i have no problem with this being so similar to deliver me, though the all the fans protesting that it's just a coincidence seem a little disingenuous. probably just a case of 'cryptomnesia', which has plagued my own songwriting for ages! in any case, IMO tbm have at least done much more with the song creatively than sarah brightman's cover...
Despite all those plagiarism wars (I don't believe they have [b]stolen[/b] the melody, though the similatiry is obvious), Midnight remains the greatest song off Pins and Needles and one of the most amazing TBM-tracks ever for me.
v what a tool. out of all the music in the entire world, if you look around hard enough there's a pretty good chance you will find something that you can say sounds quite similar to what you started with. obviously when millions of people are using the same shit to make music there is going to be overlap. people steal shit all the time, sure, but i really sincerely doubt that tbm was lacking such inspiration and creativity that they thought, oh i like that sarah brightman song let's just rip that off. other than the annoying weekend/u2 comparison which is absolutely coincidence, i haven't heard any other complaints. if they can make the rest of their 60-70ish songs from scratch i think midnight probably came about the same way. give me a fucking break.
In thinking about it, I want to like this band, but the booklet says that the band wrote all of their music, and there is no reference to external songwriters on this song, which so obviously took musical patterns AND lyrics from "Deliver Me". That is borderline, if not over the border, copyright infringement. :(