difficulty level 3Difficulty level 3/5
 

Chords in this song

A chordB chordDbm chordE chord

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DbmDbm chord             BB chord                     AA chord
You, with your words like knives and swords
- AA chord -
And weapons that you use against me 
DbmDbm chord        BB chord                 AA chord
You, have knocked me off my feet again
- AA chord -
Got me feelin' like a nothin'
DbmDbm chord             BB chord                     AA chord
You, with your voice like nails on a chalk board
- AA chord -
Callin' me out when I'm wounded
DbmDbm chord   BB chord                     AA chord
You, pickin' on the weaker man
 
 
BB chord                        EE chord               AA chord      BB chord
 Well you can take me down with just one single blow
    AA chord -once
But you don't know, what you don't know...
 
 
EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                 
Someday I'll be livin' in a big ol' city 
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                    
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me 
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord      Stop
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                   EE chord         EE chord -once
Why you gotta be so mean?
 
 
DbmDbm chord             BB chord                                                  
You, with your swithching sides and
     AA chord                       
Your wild fire lies and your humiliation
DbmDbm chord        BB chord              AA chord                                                               
You, have pointed out my flaws again
       -stop                                                 
As if I don't already see them
DbmDbm chord          BB chord                                          
I walk with my head down
          AA chord                                                     
Tryin' to block you out 
         AA chord
'Cause I never impress you
DbmDbm chord     BB chord           AA chord                                                               
I just wanna feel okay again
 
 
BB chord                                                            
I bet you got pushed around
EE chord        AA chord        BB chord                                        
Somebody made you cold
- BB chord -                                                                                          
But the cycle ends right now 'cause
AA chord
You can't lead me down that road
                   AA chord -stop                                                 
And you don't know what you don't know
 
 
EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                
Someday I'll be livin in a big ol' city 
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                   
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me 
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                   EE chord       EE chord -once  BB chord       AA chord 
Why you gotta be so mean?
 
 
          BB chord
And I can see you years from now in a bar
EE chord               AA chord            BB chord
 Talkin' over a football game
- BB chord -
With that same big loud opinion
EE chord            AA chord        BB chord
But no one's listening
- BB chord -
Washed up and ranting about the 
EE chord   once   BB chord        AA chord      
Same old   bitter   things
BB chord                                 EE chord  BB chord     AA chord   
Drunk and grumblin' all about how I  can't sing
-no chord         EE chord    BB chord  DbmDbm chord  
But all you are is mean
AA chord              EE chord            BB chord          DbmDbm chord
All you are is mean...and a liar...and pathetic
    AA chord                 EE chord         BB chord         DbmDbm chord        AA chord
And alone in life and mean, and mean, and mean, and mean
 
 
- Palm mute -
    EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                
But someday I'll be livin in a big ol' city 
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord      AA chord
And all you're ever gonna be is mean,  yeah--ah
EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                    
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me 
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
- AA chord -                   EE chord
Why you gotta be so...Someday
BB chord       AA chord               
I'll be livin in a big ol' city - why ya gotta be so mean -
    EE chord          BB chord                AA chord
And all you're ever gonna be is mean - why ya gotta be so mean -
EE chord       BB chord       AA chord                   
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me - why ya gotta be so mean -
    EE chord   once   BB chord                AA chord 
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
                   EE chord 
Why you gotta be so  mean?    
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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