Honestly they don't seem very similar to me. Sure you can always find similaritys between songs depending on how deep you look. Realistically music is very finite, being mathmaticle, there really isn't anything that can be done musically that hasn't already been done. Of course I'm speaking of the building blocks of music. How you put those together can still be uniquely diferent. However you would be hard pressed to come up with something that didn't seem similar in some ways to another song. For instance there Are tons of songs, even pop songs, that use the same basic chord progression as pachelbel's canon in d, some intentionally some not.
To my ear there is nothing so similar in these two songs that would lead me to believe one where inspired by the other. This is just my opinion of course.
Last Edit: Jun 4, 2012 12:37:50 GMT -5 by Xalphenos
I think that they do both have similar openings and overall feel, that was my initial thoughts too, so I don't think you were way off there, but I'd have to agree with Xalphenos in that as far a melody goes or the song overall being like the other one, they are pretty different...
But this sort of thing can happen anywhere... Even in the year 20XX... Or 1983.