Mean Uke tab by Taylor Swift

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

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Am Am               G G
You, with your words like knives
F F F F
And swords and weapons that you use against me
Am Am G G F F
You, have knocked me off my feet again,
F F
Got me feeling like a nothing
Am Am G G
You, with your voice like nails
F F F F
On a chalkboard, calling me out when I'm wounded
Am Am G G F F
You, picking on the weaker man
Am Am G G
You can take me down
F F F F
With just one single blow
Am Am G G F F
But you don't know what you don't know


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


You, with your switching sides
F F F F
And your wildfire lies and your humiliation
Am Am G G F F
You have pointed out my flaws again
F F
As if I don't already see them
Am Am G G
I walk with my head down,
F F
Try to block you out 'cause I never impress you
Am Am G G F F F F
I just want to feel okay again
Am Am G G
I bet you got pushed around
F F
Somebody made you cold but the cycle ends right now
Am Am G G
'Cause you can't lead me down that road
F F
And you don't know what you don't know


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

Am Am G G
And I can see you years from now in a bar
F F
Talking over a football game
Am Am G G
With that same big loud opinion
F F
But nobody's listening, washed up and ranting
Am Am G G
About the same old bitter things
F F
Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing
Am Am G G
But all you are is mean
F F Am Am G G
All you are is mean and a liar and pathetic
F F Am Am G G F F F F
And alone in life and mean, and mean, and mean, and mean


C C G G F F
But someday I'll be living in a big old city
C C G G F F F F
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
C C G G F F
Yeah someday I'll be big enough

So you can't hit me
C C G G F F
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
C C
Why you gotta be so (mean)
C C G G F F F F
Someday I'll be living in a big old city
(Why you gotta be so mean)
C C G G F F F F
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
(Why you gotta be so mean)
C C G G F F
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
(Why you gotta be so mean)
C C G G F F
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
C C
Why you gotta be so mean?

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melek_doga avatar
It's great, loved it :))
14 Jul 2020
HK415 avatar
:)
28 Mar 2020
YellowBanana avatar
If you guys are looking for strumming patterns for this song, I recommend either
D-D-U-U-D-U all the way through, or, single down strums for the verses and D-D-U-U-D-U for the chorus and bridge. If you are looking for a more difficult way to play this song, try -2.
27 Mar 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. Read more on Last.fm.