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Taylor Swift: Lyric Thief?

I know a lot of people don't want to hear this. And that's fine. But please.. just examine this:

Saving Jane, Girl Next Door:

Chorus

She is the prom queen I'm in the marching band
She is a cheerleader I'm sitting in the stands
She gets the top bunk I'm sleeping on the floor
She's Miss America and I'm just the girl next door

Taylor Swift, You Belong with Me

Chorus

But she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers ...

She wears high heels, I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers

Sound familiar?? I sure thought so.

Then I did some digging. Turns out MANY of her music is quite simiar to other artists.

For Example. Listen to "The Way You Loved Me". Then Listen to Avril Lavigne's "Complicated". That melody sounds awfully familiar..

What say you?

Answer Question
 
sweetheart1985

Asked by sweetheart1985 at 12:56 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Entertainment

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Answers (16)
  • interesting...
    lilianasmom1116

    Answer by lilianasmom1116 at 12:57 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • well Barney rips off everybody. lol. Sorry never really noticed. Check further and find out if the same writer helped with both albums.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 12:59 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • ooohhh i always knew she was strange and so odd.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • That girl cannot sing!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Another melody similarity would be Taylor's "Outside" and American HiFi's Flavor of the week. I found this stuff on youtube. Check it out and see for yourself.

    To be honest, I started out really liking her songs. Then I heard You Belong With Me and I was like... wait I've heard this before.

    Now I'm kinda ticked off. She's winning all these awards and her songs are completely unoriginal.
    sweetheart1985

    Answer by sweetheart1985 at 1:00 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Thank you so much! I knew I had heard those melodies before. I am so sick of that girl, she can't sing at all. Or write her own music apparently.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z2-EMRA-Lg
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • well, she doesn't write her own songs anyway, does she?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Interesting..
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:16 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • No, that's half her "appeal" is that she writes all her own songs.
    sweetheart1985

    Answer by sweetheart1985 at 1:16 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

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