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Similarities between God and Five Years
5 November 2017
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QuarryMan
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Anybody else notice any similarities between God from Plastic Ono Band and Five Years from Ziggy Stardust? I was listening to the latter today and noticed how the slamming piano chords and rhythm of the verses are very similar, and also the way Bowie goes into that list of contradictions “And all the fat skinny people” which resembles the “I don’t believe in…” section of God

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13 February 2021
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Definitely sourced for inspiration and interpreted thus.

Unless Paul McCartney knocks on my door I am unlikely to be impressed.

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