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We mentioned this in our Nashville News this morning, and here's the full story:
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Singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson is accusing Taylor Swift of stealing his lyrics!
Have you heard Taylor's song "All Too Well" from her new album, Red? In that song, there's a line that says:
"And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to."
In 2003, Matt put out an album called Beneath These Fireworks which featured a song called "I Saw" that says:
"And I'll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to."
Matt called Taylor out on Twitter, tweeting: "She's definitely a fan... and now she's a thief."
He deleted the post but not before Taylor's fans saw it. He later tweeted:
"So far, my favorite thing about today is the wave of @taylorswift13 fans calling me a pr*** on twitter for writing 'I Saw' in 2003."
Taylor, who is a self-professed Matt Nathanson fan (she's even written his song lyrics on her arms before her concerts) hasn't commented on the issue.
Here are the arugments we're seeing, on both sides of the issue:
Celina Marie Panaligan, from TasteofCountry.com had this to say: "Come on. Things like that happen all the time, and it's because there aren't so many words in the world that could describe similar emotions that differently. Taylor wouldn't knowingly take someone else's words because that would be plagiarism, and she's a professional. She knows this kind of stuff in the music industry . . ."
Others, though, say that since Taylor is a fan of Matt's music, she more than likely knew the phrase from his song, and simply should have asked his permission to paraphrase him.
Some say Matt Nathanson is looking for attention, and that if he was serious he would have contacted a lawyer rather than taken to Twitter.
What do YOU think? Honest mistake? Or did Taylor plagarize?