Is Using A Single Lyric From A Musician You're A Fan Of 'Theft' Or 'An Homage'?
from the i'd-go-with-the-latter dept
Here’s the Taylor Swift line:Considering that Swift has admitted that Nathanson is a personal favorite, and that she sometimes scribbles his lyrics on her arm before performing (?!?!?), it's unlikely to be a case that both of them came up with the lyric independently, though it's not exactly the most original lyric.
“And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to”
Here’s Matt Nathanson’s:
“And I’ll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to”
Either way, welcome to the latest edition of "ownership society" in which even an homage is attacked as "theft."