Taylor Swift Accused Of Lyric Theft

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Taylor Swift loves to write songs about relationships. Her new CD “RED” has sold over 1.2 million copies so far. One person not so happy about her writing skills is singer Matt Nathanson. He is accusing Taylor of stealing his lyrics from his 2003 song “I Saw” and using it in her song “All Too Well.”

The lyric in question? Nathanson sings in his song: “and I’ll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to.” And Taylor’s song lyric is: “and I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to.”

In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Nathanson voiced his anger, writing: “she’s definitely a fan… and now she’s a thief.” Days later, he tweeted: “so far, my favorite thing about today is the wave of @taylorswift13 fans calling me a prick on twitter for writing “i saw” in 2003.”

Swift has shown that she’s a fan of the 39-year old singer before: More than once on her last Speak Now tour, she wrote lyrics down her arm from Nathanson’s songs.

So far, Taylor’s reps haven’t commented.

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