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Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tried
This shows how much the person tried to hide something for so long but couldn't. The person admits that he or she has tried so much to, though.
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Not a footprint to be seen
This shows how empty the mountain is, with no signs of human life to be seen.
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But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity
This is like saying, "No material thing will gain you real respect."
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She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it
Taylor is talking about how the girl is grossed out about her.
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She looks at life like it's a party and she's on the list
Taylor Swift is saying how self-absorbed the girl she's talking about in the song is.
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She wears high heels, I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
The girl is comparing herself again with her crush's boyfriend, who is obviously cooler and more popular than her.
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If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see
This girl doesn't understand the fact that she's always been there for the guy and has been helping and laughing with him longer than his girlfriend who all she ever does is flirt and fight with him.
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But she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts
She's cheer captain, and I'm on the bleachers
This is comparing the girlfriend with the other girl who likes the girlfriend's boyfriend. How the girlfriend is more popular than the girl, who's probably a loser.
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You're on the phone with your girlfriend, she's upset
She's going off about something that you said
She doesn't get your humour like I do
The girlfriend is fighting with her girlfriend because she was (assuming here) offended by a joke her boyfriend probably told her.
Taylor Swift – Mean
Jan 30, 2014
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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
This is talking about the bullies who probably bully other people because they have experienced the same thing before, too, so they're bullying other people just to take senseless revenge. But the bullied will not back down with the bully, because the bullied will now stand strong to face the bully (without fighting physically).
Taylor Swift – Mean
Jan 30, 2014
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Someday, I'll be, living in a big ol' city,
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
These two lines is like saying, "Someday I'll be famous, while you're only going to be a normal person who'll still bully others and will never achieve anything."
Taylor Swift – Mean
Jan 30, 2014
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You, picking on the weaker man
This talks about people who bully others who are only weaker than them, and never stronger than them.
Taylor Swift – Mean
Jan 30, 2014
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You, have knocked me off my feet again,
Got me feeling like a nothing
Because of the hurting words people say to others, the bullied person has felt like he/she is a useless person.
Taylor Swift – Mean
Jan 30, 2014
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You, with your words like knives,
And swords and weapons that you use against me
Taylor is talking about the insulting words (which are also the "swords and weapons" mentioned in the second line) people say to hurt others.
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I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
She's embarrassed to have ever chosen to have fallen in love with him even though she knew that he was trouble in the first place.
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And the saddest fear comes creeping in
That you never loved me
Or her
Or anyone
Or anything
She realizes or fears that the guy actually never liked her at all. The guy just played with her feelings and stuff, while the girl loved the guy very much.
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And I realize the blame is on me
She realized that everything happened because of her wrong choices.
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