nimrod . . i respect you to the maximum (and also the music you posted - for real)
but here's why i think you are wrong about this
what the drummer would call the "ONE"
. . (the first beat of the first measure) . .
is not the E minor of 'since'....-as what you typed would implyit's the B minor of "GONE"
the way you typed it it's Em / Bm / A / G . . . but the chord progression that starts the verse is really Bm / A / G / Em
breaking it into bars, the song is like this:
(intro)D / D / Em / Em
(verse)Bm / A / G / Em
Bm / A / G / G
(chorus)Em / A / Em / Em
(bridge)D / D / Em / Em
D / D / Em / Em
Bm / Bm / Am / Am
C / C / Em / Em
now try and follow my madness,,,,,
it's when the first lyric line of the verse lands and ends
on that G (talk to ME
) . . that's what gives the momentary impression that the G is the tonic
in fact, in the second line of the verse (Bm / A / G / G
) he stays on the G from "plain to see" till the 4th measure's end like like G
is the root chord. check it out
then the C and D in the bridge relate to that family of chords because they're the 4 and 5 of Gmajor (... of which the relative minor key is ,yes, Eminor)
you see how there is an Amajor
in the verse and chorus but in the bridge it becomes Aminor
Aminor being the relative minor of C allows the chord progression to move to C (aka the 4 chord in G major) . . .
that A in the bridge being minor has it registering as the minor 2 chord in the Gmajor family as well as
the 4 chord to Eminor
(btw, i never said the song was in G . . i said it dances back and forth between 1-4-5 chords of G and 1-4-5 chords of Eminor . . similar to what happens in and i love her)
but nimrod, this is not a basic 1 4 5 "three chord song"
in fact, it's pretty clever for a simple song . . . Admit it, you hate George
anyway, do i think george knowingly constructed great deceptive music theory in his first song - -not really
do i think george just has a left of center approach that makes this melody, rhythm, chord progression a rough cut gem? most definitely!