Did Taylor Swift Steal Lyrics?
By JACKIE WILLIS
November 02, 2012
Taylor Swift is hailed for writing her own music, often because they're usually about her exes. But it seems she may have sampled from another artist without permission.
In her new track All Too Well off her chart-topping Red album, Swift, 22, sings around the 2:13 minute mark: "and i forget about you long enough to forget why i needed to."
This lyric may sound familiar if you're a fan of Matt Nathanson's music. In his song I Saw, which was released in 2003, he too sings around the 1:44 minute mark: "and i'll forget about you long enough to forget why i need to."
While imitation is said to be the highest form of flattery, Nathanson doesn't see it that way. The singer, 39, tweeted about the lyric similarities: "She's definitely a fan ... and now she's a thief."
What do you think? Did Swift steal this lyric?