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"Someday, I'll be living in a big old 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?"

Mean is a 2010 song by Taylor Swift, from her album, Speak Now. It was made into a music video in 2011, which can be seen here.

The song was reportedly written in response to a cruel review by music criticnote  who claimed Swift "couldn't sing" and would have a short career. The video expands on this message, turning it into a general anti-bullying aesop. It shows scenes of other underdogs brushing off haters and eventually achieving their dreams, as Swift would go on to do.

"Someday, I'll be troping in a big old city":