We cower in our shelters
With our hands over our ears
Lloyd Webber's awful stuff
Runs for years and years and years
An earthquake hits the theatre
But the operetta lingers
The the piano lid comes down
And breaks his fucking fingers
It's a miracle.

- Roger Waters ("It's a Miracle")

Not only does Waters think Andrew Lloyd Webber's music is horrible, he maintains that Webber ripped off the beginning of Echoes from Pink Floyd's 1971 release Meddle and put it in Phantom of the Opera. "Yeah, the beginning of that bloody Phantom song is from Echoes. *DAAAA-da-da-da-da-da* [sic]. I couldn't believe it when I heard it. It's the same time signature - it's 12/8 - and it's the same structure and it's the same notes and it's the same everything. Bastard."

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