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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 a nothing
.

You, with your voice like nails on a chalk board, calling me out when I'm wounded.

You, picking on the weaker man.

You can take me downnn,
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 want to feel okay again.

I bet you got pushed around~
Somebody made you cold.
But the cycle ends right now.
Because 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?

And I can see you years from now, in a bar,
Talking over a football game.
With that same big loud opinion,
But nobody's listening.

Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things.
Drunk and grumbling on about,
How I can't sing.

But all you are is mean.

All you are is mean,
And a liar,
And pathetic,
And alone in life.

And mean, and mean, and mean, and mean!

But someday I'll be living in a big ol' city,
And all you're ever gonna be is mean.
YEAH-EAH!
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?

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

Why you gotta be so mean?



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    -taylorswiftrox-Jun 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Taylor isn't only an amazing singer...but her songs have messages that people of all ages can understand...it may seem like all she sings about is boys,boys,boys but it's not.She sings about her life and all her haters are just total wannabe's...
    Keep it up Taylor!
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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 4:12 am
    I get bullied but this song lifts me up and tells me it wont always be like that i wont always be there
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    ShelbyreedstopbullysDec 23, 2011 at 4:36 am
    I get bullied and this song lifts me up when im down and they make fun of me because my dad is dead and im short
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm
    This song is about the pathetic, judgmental, self-proclaimed know all people who thinks they are the best in the world. So what they do is belittle and insult other people when in fact those belittled people are actually better than them far better than them the message of this song, never ever put down other people, they may surpass whatever u achieved they might end big time and you'll stay the same pathetic and bitter pity!
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    UnregisteredApr 3, 2014 at 8:47 am
    Taylor sings this because she wanted to say that all children who has been bullied by anyone is willing to rise than just stay in front and being bullied. They don't need to give up, they wanted to be strong. They are willing to be strong enough so they can handle them selves. She wanted to show what is the feeling of being strong than being bullied by others.

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