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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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of vintage dresses gives you dignity

[Chorus:]
She's
This is like saying, "No material thing will gain you real respect."
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me like I'm a trend and she's so over it
I think her
Taylor is talking about how the girl is grossed out about her.
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life like it's a party and she's on the list
She looks at
Taylor Swift is saying how self-absorbed the girl she's talking about in the song is.
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She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you'll wake
The girl is comparing herself again with her crush's boyfriend, who is obviously cooler and more popular than her.
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that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me
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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short skirts, I wear t-shirts
She's cheer captain, and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming about the
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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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

I'm in
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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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
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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in a big ol' city,
And all you're ever gonna be is mean.
Someday, I'll be, big
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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on the weaker man.

You can
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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knocked me off my feet again,
Got me feeling like a nothing.

You, with
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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your words like knives,
And swords and weapons that you use against me.

You, have
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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shame on me now
Flew me to places I've never been
'Til you put
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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never loved me
Or her
Or anyone
Or anything
Yeah

I knew you were trouble when you walked
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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the blame is on me

Cause I knew
She realized that everything happened because of her wrong choices.
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