This is the first song from Boston's self-titled debut album, which describes the emotions that the singer goes through when he listens to a particular song that takes him back to his memories of Marianne. In a rare interview, Boston founder, guitarist, composer and producer Tom Scholz recalls the crazy creation of “More Than a Feeling” in his own words below. The songs are in a different key and the similarities were clearly not strong enough to justify Tom Scholz of Boston being offended. Ultimate Classic Rock critic Michael Gallucci points out that this is a common theme in Boston songs.
Some also say that Boston's self-titled debut album is a guilty pleasure, although some will vehemently oppose that. I've seen Boston's More Than a Feeling appear on lists like this, and maybe there's a feeling that something about rock from the 1970s was a little cheesy and didn't have the same quality and coldness as other music of the time. The Boston website says that the song is about the power that an old song can have in your life, and Scholz explains that it was a kind of bittersweet ballad. Once the song found fame, however, the similarities between it and the charming charmer of the seventies from Boston, 'More Than A Feeling'.