Mean Uke tab by Taylor Swift

4 Chords used in the song: C,G,Dm,F

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C C G G Dm Dm F F
You with your words like knives and swords and weapons that you use against
C C G G Dm Dm F F
me. You, have knocked me off my feet, again, got me feeling like nothing.
C C G G Dm Dm F F
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard calling me out, when i'm
C C G G Dm Dm F F
wounded you, picking on the weaker man.
G G Dm Dm F F G G
Well you can take me down, with just one single blow.
G G*
But you don't know, what you don't know
C C G G Dm Dm F F C C G G
Someday, I'll be, living in a big ol city, and all your ever gonna be is
Dm Dm F F
C C G G Dm Dm F F C C G G
Someday, I'll be, big enough so you can't hit me, and all your ever gonna
Dm Dm F F*
be is mean, why ya gotta be so, mean?
C C G G Dm Dm F F
You, with your switching sides and your wildfire lies and your humiliation
C C G G Dm Dm F F C C
you, are pointing out my flaws again as if i don't already see them. I walk
G G Dm Dm F F C C
with my head down, trying to block you out cause i never impress you. I
G G Dm Dm F F
just wanna feel ok, again.
G G Dm Dm F F G G
I bet you got pushed around, somebody made you cold. Well, the cycle ends
right now and you can't lead me down that road, but you don't know, what
F F (strum)
you don't know.

G G Dm Dm F F
And i can see you years from now in a bar, talking over a football game.
G G Dm Dm F F G G
With that same big lound opinion but, nobody's listening. Washed up and
Dm Dm* F F* G G* G G Dm Dm*
ranting bout the same old bitter things, drunk and grumbling on about how i
F F* G G* C C G G Dm Dm F F C C G G
can't sing. But all you are is, mean. All you are is mean, and a liar, and
Dm Dm F F C C G G Dm Dm F F
pathetic, and alone in life and mean, and mean, and mean, and mean.


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Dusky0 avatar
I would change Dm for Am and sounds perfect!
23 Jan 2021
DaphneKat avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Portland)
1 2 & 3 4 &

Hope this helped eeeeee
24 Sep 2019
julia.sykora729 avatar
for the last part here where you have stars next to your chords i think this could be nice:
G Dm Am F
drunk and rumbling on about how i can't sing

Just a possibility though. I have confidence that you'll figure it out because so far it's really cute and I cant wait to see the finished product! Splendid job :)
02 Jun 2011
About this song

This song is rumored to be directed at blogger Bob Lefsetz, although nothing was officially confirmed. In addition, it also verses about the harsh criticism Taylor has received since her performance at the 52nd Annual Grammy awards, with Stevie Nicks, considered by many subpar. Taylor Swift also explains the story behind "Mean" on her official website: "The song "Mean" is about, well, when you do what I do, which is you put yourself out there for a lot of people to say whatever they want about it, there are a million different opinions from a million different people.