Já foi esclarecido pelo Frank Hannon, do Tesla, que “Better off without you” é uma música em Ré e faz uma mudança de Ré com Fá para Sol, SENDO A MESMA MUDANÇA que ocorre em Patience, e também em Imagine, do John Lennon. De forma alguma eles se sentem criadores de Patience, e tudo não passou de uma piada que ele feZ.

Veja a carta de Frank Hannon em ingles:

Hello Everyone,
The demo of “better off without you” i was talking about is an acoustic guitar version we did live at the oasis ballroom in 1985 that Geffen Records had on a ‘live’ cassette tape of a show we played. They did make some copies of it with labels on them and handed them out to people before we made our first album. If anyone can find one that would be awesome. I was not talking about the piano version that’s floating around on a bootleg.
ALSO FOR THE RECORD: “Better off without you” is a song in “D” and it does the “D/F# to G chord change in it. This is also the same type of change that G~n~R used at the end of patience, and also the same change that John Lennon uses in “Imagine” …I do not seriously feel that we wrote “Patience” in ANY WAY.
The song “Patience” is a great song that they wrote themselves, and it is only the end part that has any similar part to the guitar chords we used. I apologize for any controversy or dis-respect I may have projected in my joking around with eddie trunk about this.
Thanks, Frank Hannon

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