New York-based publisher Helios Music Corp. has filed a copyright-infringement suit against modern rock quartet Garbage, alleging that the band's song "I Think I'm Paranoid" lifted lyrics from the 196

New York-based publisher Helios Music Corp. has filed a copyright-infringement suit against modern rock quartet Garbage, alleging that the band's song "I Think I'm Paranoid" lifted lyrics from the 1967 American Breed hit "Bend Me, Shape Me," Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, also names as co-defendants Rondor Music International Inc., the band's now-defunct label Almo Sounds, and seven others.

Helios contends that the chorus to "Bend Me, Shape Me" -- "Bend me, shape me / Anyway you want me" -- is similar to that of the Garbage lyric "Bend me, break me / Anyway you need me." Helios is seeking a credit for "I Think I'm Paranoid," as well as damages to be determined at trial.

Garbage, which is currently wrapping work on its forthcoming album, "Beautiful Garbage," could not be reached for comment. The band filed suit earlier this year against Universal Music Group (UMG), arguing that its Almo contract was voided once UMG acquired the label. It is not clear what label will release the new album.

"I Think I'm Paranoid" -- from the band's 1998 Almo album "Version 2.0" -- peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.