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Taylor Swift chords for Mean (Ver. 5)

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Capo on 9th
Mean by Taylor Swift

Most country songs use 'drone' strings that do not change, a lot are on the A chord diagramG+G chord formation
as many of Taylor songs are, so I raised the capo to 9th and transposed all to follow a A chord diagramG+G chord drone.
This in turn becomes the very same key as the original song. Your guitar will also sound like a banjo
because of the high capo and that makes it sound like the original. Have fun!

Standard
A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE
Capo on 9th fret

Em7/G:  022033
Dsus4:  xx0233
Cadd9:  x32033
G:      320033
2Dsus4: 540055
2Cadd9: 870088

*The chorus uses 2 variations of A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 and A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9 (with a 2-suffix), this is a A chord diagramG+G chord form
that is moved higher to the 5th and 8th fret (relative to capo). If your guitar does not have
a cutout on the body and you cannot reach these frets, use the original A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 and A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9 instead.


Verse:
Em7/G         A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                         A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
You, with your words like knives and swords
                     A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
And weapons that you use against me
Em7/G         A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
You, have knocked me off my feet again
       A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Got me feelin' like a nothin'
Em7/G              A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                     A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
You, with your voice like nails on a chalk board
           A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Callin' me out when I'm wounded
Em7/G    A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4             A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
You, pickin' on the weaker man

Pre-Chorus:
     A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                    A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9   A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
Well you can take me down with just one single blow
    A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
But you don't know, what you don't know


Chorus:
A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4       Em7/G               A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be livin in a big ol' city
    A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4       Em7/G                     A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
    A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                 A chord diagramG+G
Why you gotta be so mean?

*intermission hammering chords

      A chord diagramG+G -- Open -- hammer on A chord diagramG+G chord
e|-----3-----0-------------h3--------------3--------|
b|-----3-----0-------------h3--------------3--------|
g|-----0-----0--------------0--------------0--------|
d|-----0-----0--------------0--------------2--------|
a|-----2-----0-------------h2--------------2--------|
e|-----3-----0-------------h3-----3---2----x--------|
      A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramG+G             Em7/G
                                        You, with your...


Verse:
Em7/G             A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
You, with your switching sides and
     A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9                       A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Your wild fire lies and your humiliation
Em7/G         A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                   A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
You, have pointed out my flaws again

As if I don't already see them
Em7/G            A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
I walk with my head down
          A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
tryin' to block you out
         A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
'cause I never impress you
Em7/G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
I just wanna feel okay again


Pre-Chorus:
A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
I bet you got pushed around
Em7/G        A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9   A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
Somebody made you cold
A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
But the cycle ends right now 'cause
A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
You can't lead me down that road
A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
And you don't know what you don't know


Chorus:
A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4    Em7/G            A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be livin in a big ol' city
A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4        Em7/G          A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
    A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                                      A chord diagramG+G
Why you gotta be so mean?

*Use hammer chord riff


Instrumental:
A chord diagramG+G (2 measures)


Bridge:
            A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
And I can see you years from now in a bar
Em7/G              A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9        A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
Talkin' over a football game
A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
With that same big loud opinion
Em7/G            A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9     A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
But no one's listening
A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4
Washed up and ranting about the
Em7/G    A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4   A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
same old bitter things
A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                                Em7/G A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4     A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Drunk and rumblin' all about how I can't sing
                      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4  A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
But all you are is mean
A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9              A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4         A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
All you are is mean, and a liar, and pathetic
    A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9                 A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4         A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9         A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
And a low-life and mean, and mean, and mean, and mean


Chorus:
*(slow)
A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                     A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be livin in a big ol' city
    A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4                A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean...yeahh

*(back with rhythm)

A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4      Em7/G                 A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
    A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                                      A chord diagramG+G
Why you gotta be so.. Someday
 A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4      Em7/G          A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
I'll be livin in a big ol' city
    A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4       Em7/G               A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
    A chord diagramG+G          2Dsus4                2Cadd9
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                   A chord diagramG+G

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