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Mean

From the Album Speak Now
October 25, 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 25, 2010
  • Release Date: October 25, 2010
  • Label: Big Machine Records, LLC
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Big Machine Records, LLC.
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  • Duration: 3:57 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0048IL7LG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 100 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,032 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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Taylor Swift is an outstanding songwriter, singer, and entertainer - perhaps one of a kind. This song is one of her best, a good example of how she expresses herself concerning events in her life. I give it 5 stars and it would be more if that was possible.
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very catchy- very meaningful - great song - great video (look it up on YouTube!)

"Mean"

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

You can take me down with just one single blow
But you don't know, what you don't know...

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

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

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

Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Why you gotta be so mean?
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a song with a point. well crafted. i am not normally that jazzed up about Taylor Swift but this is well done.
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While surfing the mp3 market on my phone I stumbled across this gem and fell in love instantly. This artist is becoming my new favorite.
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By cwf111 on October 14, 2013
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Although I heard that this song was written in response to some of her critics it is a very empathetic song. I feel that I relate to the lyrics, and I'm sure that a lot of other people who have had critics in their lives do too. Also it is a fun song to dance to, or just sway to the rhythm.
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I had never heard this song before I heard my 3-year-old granddaughter singing it and I thought the words were horrible, but when I listened to the actual song, I see that it isn't as bad as I had thought at first. Lili is so adorable singing it with her little guitar, so I went ahead and got the single for her. She absolutely loves Taylor Swift, so I am hoping that she keeps up her image and is a responsible role-model for all of the little-bitty girls who adore her.
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Excellent song to listen to when I'm writing my books This The Ice Witch-Tribes, The Ice Witch 2-Seers of solstice, Dinosaur Dreams-Indian Trails, Utopia Six-The New Planet, Open Season-A Psychopath Created and The Swamp Priestess all on Amazon kindle ebooks only $2.85 each by David Charles Leitner.
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Musically great - somehow she manages to take something that is, really, yee-haw country, with a heavy bluegrass influence, and make it work as pop. And the anti-bullying message couldn't be better, she takes the high road throughout in a 'their anger is their own punishment, just live better' sense.
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