Adele has been breaking records of late with her new song "Hello," but now a score of Tom Waits fans are accusing her of plagiarizing one of their hero's songs, specifically the track "Martha" off his 1973 album Closing Time, Mashable reports.
Some folks took to social media to call out some lyrical similarities between Adele's "Hello" and one of Tom Waits' old songs "Martha."
To get an idea on whether the plagiarism accusations against Adele hold any water, let's do a comparison.
On "Martha," Tom Waits imagines himself as an older man who calls up an old flame on the phone to reminisce their romantic times together back when they were both young and in love. At the end of the song, Tom confessed that he's still in love with the woman.
Meanwhile, on "Hello," Adele calls an anonymous person -- using a flip phone no less -- to say, "I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet."
An excerpt from "Martha" goes like this.
"Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost / And I am calling long distance, don't worry 'bout the cost / 'Cause it's been forty years or more, now Martha please recall / Meet me out for coffee, where we'll talk about it all."