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Drew Beringer 11/07/12 10:13 AM

Taylor Swift Accused Of Plagiarism
 
Matt Nathanson has accused Taylor Swift of stealing one of his lyrics.

Submitted by DecemberFaded

Rysker6 11/07/12 10:14 AM

He's upset John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhal banged him and that's a crime?

irthesteve 11/07/12 10:16 AM

duh totally like a week old bro

combatchuckaa 11/07/12 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Rysker6 (Post 115143562)
He's upset John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhal banged him and that's a crime?


Matt Nathanson was banged by John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhal?

therookielot 11/07/12 10:19 AM

who the f is this guy

bobsheiskawy 11/07/12 10:19 AM

does the melody of "state of grace" remind anyone else of another song? it sounds exactly like something, but i can't place it.

Nowisnotthetime 11/07/12 10:19 AM

I know she's not that loved but I feel like that could be an honest mistake. It could have been in her head as she was a fan and just happened. It's not like it's the most crazy specific lyric ever. Matt Nathanson probably should've tried to talk to her personally before pooping his pants over it. It's not like he's writing Dillinger Escape Plan songs. It's all very derivative of something they liked or heard before, hopefully all somewhat unintentionally. That's how almost all mainstream music is.

Also, just to be clear, I'm definitely not even close to a fan.

bobsheiskawy 11/07/12 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by combatchuckaa (Post 115143802)
Matt Nathanson was banged by John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhal?

you clearly don't know what taylor swift writes songs about.

Star Slight 11/07/12 10:20 AM

if she's a proclaimed fan i don't see how this doesn't come across as an homage rather than theft

Freshman15Davey 11/07/12 10:20 AM

I've written lines that subconsciously ripped off another writer and I had no clue. Then of course my band mates would say, "That's already a line idiot."

Maybe Taylor didn't have that voice of reason?

JuneJuly 11/07/12 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Freshman15Davey (Post 115143942)
I've written lines that subconsciously ripped off another writer and I had no clue. Then of course my band mates would say, "That's already a line idiot."

Maybe Taylor didn't have that voice of reason?


Quote:

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.

She had heard of him before.

combatchuckaa 11/07/12 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by bobsheiskawy (Post 115143872)
you clearly don't know what taylor swift writes songs about.


You clearly missed the point of my post. Go back, re-read, then get back to me.

Evolution Kid 11/07/12 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by JuneJuly (Post 115144192)
She had heard of him before.

I believe the point he is making is it may have been done subconsciously and there was no one to say "hey that's a line already."
When I started learning guitar there was a riff I would jam to with friends that I thought I came up with, only to realize a couple years later it was a Collective Soul song.

irthesteve 11/07/12 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by combatchuckaa (Post 115143802)
Matt Nathanson was banged by John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhal?

now THAT is a news piece I can get behind, haha

bladerdude360 11/07/12 10:36 AM

That actually is fairly close...not sure how this would turn out if it went to court (which it probably won't).