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I can see what people mean by the comparisons to ‘You only live twice’ and ‘Midnight cowboy’ (particularly You Only Live Twice) but I really don’t see that as copying. It’s only two bars of the chorus and it’s hardly rip-off or more people would’ve noticed it. I reckon Brian (and whoever else helped in writing the song) could easily have come up with that without influence from the other examples. And even if it was taken from those, it would’ve been subconscious. Although there are unlimited variations in music, it’s not impossible to come up with something similar by chance.
Agree with the whole production thing though. Brilliant harmonies and I love the progression in the chorus, but it really does sound like an old band cleaned up. Oh well, at least they’re still making music!