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by Michael Baggs

Tags: Taylor Swift

Did Taylor Swift steal Matt Nathanson's lyrics on her No.1 album, Red?

Star tweets about thief after similar words are used

 

Did Taylor Swift steal Matt Nathanson's lyrics on her No.1 album, Red?

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Chart topping US star Taylor Swift has been accused of stealing song lyrics for a track on her new album, Red.

The singer is said to have copied a line from fellow US star Matt Nathanson, with the star posting a cryptic tweet mentioning a thief - before deleting the tweet. See the post below.

The accusations stem from Taylor's lyrics: "And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to" from 'All Too Well', taken from her No.1 album, Red.

The words bear a striking similarity to Nathanson's 2003 lyrics from his track, 'I Saw', in whic he sang: "And I'll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to."

Swift is a fan of Nathanson, having been seen with his song words written on her arm at gigs in 2011 and 2012.

Nathanson posted the below tweet on 24 October, 2012 - but later deleted it.


Nathson posted the cryptic, anonymous tweet on 24 October, 2012

Fans of Nathanson have hit out at Swift on Twitter, with many accusing her of 'shamelessly stealing' from the US star.

"Taylor Swift, you know what I remember "All Too Well'? @mattnathanson lyrics. #plagiarism" tweeted Megan Baker.

Valeria Terranova added: "It seems @TaylorSwift has flat out stolen, word for word, a line from a @MattNathanson song, and used it in my favourite song on her album."

Matt Nathanson is a singer-songwriter, who plays a blend of folk and rock music.

Listen to Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' below.

Listen to Matt Nathanson's 'I Saw' below.

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