Re: Have I stolen this riff?
Muffin would go well with tea, I expect!
The first three chords of which bit? The first minute of the song has a lot in common with No Woman No Cry, harmonically speaking anyway, but it's quite a common progression anyway.
That middle riff just came to me all at once, the whole four-bar loop with the bassline as it is, which is usually the way it goes when something's going to work really well. The best I've come up with so far is small similarities with Radiohead's 'No Surprises', so that might have been what I was thinking of.
'Help The Itchy' arose from trying to think of the least useful charity imaginable. This is acute, transient itchiness, not eczema or anything chronic. It's got to be as unhelpful as possible.