Mean Uke tab by Taylor Swift

6 Chords used in the song: D,A,G,Bm,Em,C

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(Slightly lower key than the original, but I didn't want to use a capo... for the regular key try going up a few half steps and it should work!)

D D A A
You, with your words like knives
G G
And swords and weapons that you use against me
D D A A G G
You have knocked me off my feet again
G G
Got me feeling like I'm nothing
Bm Bm A A G G
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard
G G
Calling me out when I'm wounded
Bm Bm A A G G
You picking on the weaker man


A A D D G G A A
Well you can take me down with just one single blow
G G
But you don't know, what you don't know...


D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
G G D D C C D D
Why you gotta be so mean?


D D A A
You, with your switching sides
G G
And your wildfire lies and your humiliation
D D A A G G
You have pointed out my flaws again
G G
As if I don't already see them
Bm Bm A A
I walk with my head down
G G
Trying to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you
Bm Bm A A G G
I just wanna feel okay again


A A
I bet you got pushed around
D D G G A A
Somebody made you cold
A A
But the cycle ends right now
G G
'Cause you can't lead me down that road
G G
And you don't know, what you don't know...


D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
G G D D C C D D G G
Why you gotta be so mean?


G G A A
And I can see you years from now in a bar
G G A A
Talking over a football game
A A G G A A
With that same big loud opinion but nobody's listening
A A Bm Bm A A G G
Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things
A A Bm Bm A A G G
Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing
D D A A Bm Bm
But all you are is mean


G G D D
All you are is mean
A A Bm Bm G G
And a liar, and pathetic, and alone in life
D D A A Bm Bm G G
And mean, and mean, and mean, and mean


D D A A Em Em G G
But someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
G G D D
Why you gotta be so mean?


D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
D D A A Em Em G G
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
D D A A G G
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
G G D D
Why you gotta be so mean?

 

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Mad732 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Clay city)
I put the capo on the 2nd fret
09 Apr 2020
About this song

"Mean" is a song by American country pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, taken from her third studio album, Speak Now (2010). The song, written by Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman and Swift, was first released as a promotional single for the album on October 17, 2010, by Big Machine Records. The song was later released as an official single on March 7, 2011. This song is rumored to be directed at blogger Bob Lefsetz, although nothing was officially confirmed.