Mr. Big - Mean To Me Lyrics




I wanna tell you a story
'Bout a girl from NYU
And she thought it was funny
To break everybody's heart in two
I really thought that I might change her ways
Loved her so hard for a couple days
Baby here's what I say

I'd set the sinners free
That's what you mean to me
Give up my chance to be
That's what you mean to me, mean to me

I'd thought she'd listen
Staring back with those big blue eyes
Still something was missin'
As she looked away I got wise
I tried so hard to make it through
But there's always somethin' left to do
I'm coming back for you

I'd set the sinners free
That's what you mean to me
Give up my chance to be
That's what you mean to me, mean to me

We could jam
We could jam
We could jam all night
We could play our troubles away
We could pass it 'round
We could dig that sound
Warmin' up that cold December

She could dance
She could dance
She could dance all night
Makin' eyes at everybody but me
Such a bitter pill
But I love her still
That is all I can remember
Won't you free my mind

I'd set the sinners free
That's what you mean to me
Give up my chance to be
That's what you mean to me, mean to me





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  1. Defleppcat

    I wanna tell you a story
    'Bout a girl from NYU
    And she thought it was funny
    To break everybody's heart in two
    I really thought that I might change her ways
    Loved her so hard for a couple days
    Baby here's what I say
    I'd set the sinners free
    That's what you mean to me
    Give up my chance to be
    That's what you mean to me, mean to me
    I'd thought she'd listen
    Staring back with those big blue eyes
    Still something was missin'
    As she looked away I got wise
    I tried so hard to make it through
    But there's always somethin' left to do
    I'm coming back for you
    I'd set the sinners free
    That's what you mean to me
    Give up my chance to be
    That's what you mean to me, mean to me
    We could jam
    We could jam
    We could jam all night
    We could play our troubles away
    We could pass it 'round
    We could dig that sound
    Warmin' up that cold December
    She could dance
    She could dance
    She could dance all night
    Makin' eyes at everybody but me
    Such a bitter pill
    But I love her still
    That is all I can remember
    Won't you free my mind
    I'd set the sinners free
    That's what you mean to me
    Give up my chance to be
    That's what you mean to me, mean to me

  2. Yan Dropped

    there is no old term for rock n roll

  3. N O

    Awesome amaizing song!

  4. N O

    Mean to Me
    I wanna tell you a story
    'Bout a girl from NYU
    And she thought it was funny
    To break everybody's heart in two
    I really thought that I might change her ways
    Loved her so hard for a couple days
    Baby here's what I say

    I'd set the sinners free
    That's what you mean to me
    Give up my chance to be
    That's what you mean to me, mean to me

    I'd thought she'd listen
    Staring back with those big blue eyes
    Still something was missin'
    As she looked away I got wise
    I tried so hard to make it through
    But there's always somethin' left to do
    I'm coming back for you

    I'd set the sinners free
    That's what you mean to me
    Give up my chance to be
    That's what you mean to me, mean to me

    We could jam
    We could jam
    We could jam all night
    We could play our troubles away
    We could pass it 'round
    We could dig that sound
    Warmin' up that cold December

    She could dance
    She could dance
    She could dance all night
    Makin' eyes at everybody but me
    Such a bitter pill
    But I love her still
    That is all I can remember
    Won't you free my mind

    I'd set the sinners free
    That's what you mean to me
    Give up my chance to be
    That's what you mean to me, mean to me

  5. Def Letal

    amazing musicians...Terribly....very good

  6. Taekhyun Lee

    I can't nearly hear richness of drums...sorry, Bad Production 1 vote.

  7. Αλέξανδρος Ανδρεάδης

    if that was getting released back in 80's or 70's none of you here would say that it is bad mixed .

  8. val wolsey

    Tell me, ppl. Just what exactly you do not like on the sound? I'd like to understand. It's earthy. Kind of raw. It'd supposed to sound like that, goes along with the type of songs they put on the album. Kevin Elson is not somebody who doesn't know what he's doing. Quite the opposite actually. The album stands out. Weather you like it or hate it, it's not mediocre. Great job.

  9. Led Remix

    PURE LOVE FOR MR.BIG!

  10. ProNoobMax

    Insane!! PG has a wicked mind musically!!

    Led Remix

    Ahah yeah. Monster :)))) love this guitar player more than everyone. No way!!!!!

  11. PumpkinSeed17

    No offence to Eric, but would love an instrumental version of this! :D

  12. Panagiotis Charalampous

    pure bass

  13. Shaun Ethan Chaudhury Phangcho

    That riff is so damn addictive.

  14. Supertonic Jack

    according to rumors this masterpiece was recorded with a 8 channel potato.

  15. David Barrett

    While my guitar gently shreds

  16. THE MIRACLE AND THE SLEEPER

    Questo è il pezzo più bello dell'album, davvero molto bello. Peccato per la produzione non all'altezza.

  17. jedimanoj

    I have this song on repeat in my car CD player. This is awesome and sounds great. The Riff is great by Paul Gilbert. Mr Big have nailed this one. It is a classic. Love the new album as well. 25 years and going strong. A great band that stands the test of time even with their old school songs.

  18. P Ba

    Great band Great sound

  19. EmperatrizLorena

    Escuche a buckethead la guitarra tocar 😅

  20. Daniel Veloso

    This song is very sexy

  21. YANNICK SAMSON

    MR BIG TRES BON GROUPE DE HARD ROCK MELODIQUE SORTANT UN NEUVIEME CD EN 2017 TOUJOUR EN ACTIVITE

  22. Manolo Vasquez

    Paul and Billy nailed it! Very Catchy!

  23. C M

    If this is it..whoever produced/mixed this record needs his ears fixed so badly.

    qdaveq

    Kevin Elson, one of the most legendary and successful producers of all time.

    val wolsey

    If you got the CD you know pretty well now there's nothing wrong either with mix or sound. Kevin Elson is one if the greats.

  24. Jeff Boddye-Murphy

    Are you all really judging the quality of an album based on a YouTube video/audio? I can play this same exact file on 3 different browsers and it sounds totally different on each one, not to mention every one of you are hearing an audio track that is NOT high def. I own the CD and DVD set and it completely blows this recording away. I do agree that there are a couple of tunes that are a little "muffled" even on the CD, but with a quality player and a little tweeking, it sounds amazing. Oh yeah and I saw them do Everybody needs a little Trouble, and Defying Gravity Live in Pasadena at the Rose which is an amazing little venue perfectly suited for bands like Mr. Big that have such technically sound players and still love to play around and have fun with their music.

    Zak Edwardz

    Jeff Boddye-Murphy there is no such thing as "high def" audio. For fuck sake. Just sh.

    val wolsey

    I have to say I was the one who judged the new songs and basically whole album just by hearing it on YT. Big mistake. The sound is great!

  25. Alfredo Salvador Musmeci Fernández

    SEEEIIICK!!!

  26. Somchiman

    I was so disappointed at first after listened to this song. But few days later, Its riffs kept coming up in my mind, da dadada da da ta, da dadada da da, etc.
    Man, cannot get it out of my mind. Eventually, got a play it again and again! What da macaroni!!!!

  27. Kele Martins

    I sort of get what some of you are saying about the mixing but I wouldn't say it sounds like a demo like someone said, it sounds more raw and straightforward sort of. I've heard the bass clearer in other albums true but I'm so fucking damn excited for this album it doesn't even matter. What I can say is the songs I've listened so far are killers and that's what matters since I've been looking forward to listening to new good musical material from hard rock bands in a while! And peace and love guys, no need for arguing. Let's enjoy the great work of amazing musicians! Also I can't wait to see them in Brazil in August!

  28. Yippee-kai-ay Johnson

    this one is the best song from this album, but it is only a mediocre compared with other all mr.big songs

  29. Xy Abc

    somebody please give me the letter of this music.

  30. Lance Scott

    Bad production? Who the heck are you to make that decision? These guys have been around way to long b4 you ever heard of them to have an issue with bad production. SMH get on here to listen to some great music and all some can do is complain, some people get on here and think they know it all.ANYWAYS - Way to go guys sounds GREAT! 👍

  31. ครูหนุ่มเองนะ

    MR.BIG THE BEST ALL TIME

  32. massimiliano trenta

    o god! they back!

  33. BlameGEromi

    this riff is so fking great , keep rocking boys

  34. PeaveyPV20

    band sound ok musically but whats going on with production. heard unsigned bands with better production

  35. Kirk Loudon

    Nice song. How many of the bad mix comments are from idiots that have never been in a studio? Everything is there. Full sound for three instruments and vocals. Guys please just enjoy great musicianship.

    Xy Abc

    there many ears addicted too, the times change

    alan chung

    Kirk Loudon You honestly think that guitar sounds good when you compare that to say Paul Gilbert's latest solo albums, Marty Friedman's new songs coming out, or even old Mr. Big songs from way back when? The solo especially is oddly compressed and not made at the forefront for a solo.

  36. Sean Schelin

    I actually dig the production. Sounds "earthy". :)

    val wolsey

    I love the raw, earthy sound too. Kevin made a great job. They basically recorded live in studio, that Mr. Big vibe we all know and love is all there. Very glad to hear they still got it all.

  37. Al M

    Back off you all bad production sayers - music is it all about and it's just fantastic!

  38. Marlena Riley

    Sounds Great...Only 6 days in the studio..You Guys ROCK

  39. bcamp1390

    Production is awful

  40. Too Wild

    Can it !

  41. Muhammad Ihsan

    nice song

  42. HAL 9000

    LOVE this tune

  43. Juan Pablo Cafiero

    This album reminds me of What if. Love it.

  44. wasevad

    Yeah,Listen to this on your crappy computer speakers and judge it that way,dumbasses! lol...

  45. NachoDeepPurple

    Los temas estan barbaros...el audio del disco no.

  46. Tom Martini

    For all the "quality comments" I think this is a low res or mono version. The label isn't going to release a full def quality because then you wouldn't buy it when it comes out! Listen to the song itself not the quality of this vid/version. Paul and Billy's playing is top notch! Well it always has been.

    Supanat Wachiralappaitoon

    bullshit, not releasing at full def quality is suicide for sales.

    DScythe888

    I don't know dude, frontiers hasn't done that on any other videos they release

    Betorn

    DScythe888 Listen to the new Unruly Child songs from "Can't Go Home Again". People complained about the production and sound on those songs too.

  47. Takeshi Sato

    う~ん。この曲もらしくないな。

    Lycan

    混合が悪い

    Takeshi Sato

    LyCaN 混合とはミックスの事ですか?音が悪い以前に、先行で公開された4曲のうち3曲はどれも、耳に残らないです。What Ifアルバムまでは、自然に曲が頭の中に入って行きましたが、前作からメロディーの乏しい曲ばかりです

    Lycan

    ごめんなさい

    Lycan

    私は日本語がじょうずではありません

    Takeshi Sato

    LyCaN I'm Sorry I'm Not a Big Fan of This Album

  48. Faith Factory

    Another disappointment

  49. Capt'n Shred

    Bad mixing can ruin great songs ):

    Lauren Glenn

    Sounds decent enough on my LG V30. You need a better DAC.

    val wolsey

    Bought the CD and it sounds just the way it should.

    Chris Branco

    What the hell are you talking about? This song sounds great!

  50. Gibol Sejati

    ok guys..cut it out..we have rock song here and that's more than enough

  51. MrDR7no

    Drum sound is so bad. Apart from that I don't mind the muddy production. The riff is catchy af.

  52. Hakan Dursun

    Awesome !

  53. Crew 38

    This is not a real recording, only for advertising

  54. mbracerh

    Maby mr.big's best number ever

  55. Vojtěch Wolf

    Great riff, great solos!

  56. • ЯεlιgιασÐεMεяdα •

    What happened with the bass sound?

  57. Vincent Ellis

    I really wanted to get this album, but the 3 songs released so far only pushed me away. (Mr) BIG Disappointment.

    val wolsey

    I was the same. I love the old stuff made by Mr. Big and I basically avoided Defying gravity for the past year. Heard few songs, didn't like it. I was wrong. I now bought the CD, asking myself what the heck, why did not I like it from the beginning? It might be a bit different and it certainly is not something you like straight away, needs a bit of a time to grow into it. But man. It's great.

  58. Horsepower Elite

    I think this album has a lot of promise.

  59. Jose Juarez

    Excellent Song. Good choice in changing it up.

  60. Dimas Prayoga

    Love this song , god bless you guys !!!

  61. AvP MetalArt

    !!! !! !!!
    !!! !! !!!

  62. Joshua P Hutabarat

    Killer song, I've downloaded the track and try to open it on Amp player on android smartphone with a little Settings on equalizer, It feels so good, Defying Gravity maybe not so good on production but sounds and notes in this album really unique, maybe they want to try a new sensations on production because I've heard they record this Album live and just completed it in 6 days

    Led Remix

    yeah true! I would say impressive sound!

  63. Tatiana Onuma

    Perfect and strong song! Defying Gravity suprises me again and again with that greats songs! Waiting for Mr. Big in São Paulo and Minas Gerais! Great job!

    Xy Abc

    Você é brasileiro? saberia aonde eu encontro as letras das musicas? obrigado.

    Tatiana Onuma

    Xy Abc Ainda não encontrei um lugar onde estão publicadas as letras, mas se eu encontrar, avisarei.

    Xy Abc

    eu só entendo que ele fala no começo que vai contar uma historia sobre uma garota e alguma outra coisa, e depois na primeira transição ele diz que tem algo haver com todo mundo e depois bem la pra frente ele diz algo sobre dançar a noite toda, e o começo dos chorus que seria o titulo da musica o que significa pra mim, tem algo sobre grande olhos azuis tambem,

  64. Holy Smoke

    horrible mixing again cant believe they're going to release it like this.

    Jack Hughes

    Better than nothing. but not by much.

    Giampiero Bastianelli

    Saturday Night Special I guess that the record company is not the best one. And yes sounds terrible!

    Bert Sonder

    Holy Smoke its called cost efficiency

  65. uv raj

    wow. ...no surprise. .Mr.Big will alws be the best

  66. Gibson Castro

    Estarão em agosto em Manaus, tour Brasil.

    Kleber Mutaf

    ESTARÃO.....

    Gibson Castro

    Kleber Mutaf. obrigado

    Kleber Mutaf

    disponho

  67. Alejandro Vidal

    idea mia o la produccion de este tema es MUY MALO

    Roberto Salari

    Reizk Alejandro _ noto lo mismo

    Gonzalo Velástegui Gortaire

    No es tu idea.

    Giampiero Bastianelli

    Reizk Alejandro _ esperemos sea solo la calidad de este audio...

  68. J. Ricardo

    *Foda pra caralho esse som do Mr. Big, estou ansioso pra ouvir o resto do álbum!*

  69. J. Ricardo

    *Up Mr. Big* ❤

  70. MetaleX music

    Absolute talent! I love the new album and can't wait until July 7th for the entire album release! great performance in Lexington guys! it was great meeting the band! a definite highlight!

    Kyle Wallace

    Alex Bowling I was mad they offered no vip options on ticketsale and didn't find out till after about after show passes snd got booted out before I could meet em. Great show front row mr.big in KY of all places lol

  71. Anggi Aldino Harahap

    My fav band ever!

  72. Jefferson Lima

    I hate this snare sound!!!! But the song is awesome!!

    rio sasongko

    Jefferson Lima yea sounds very thin

    See Sharp Minor 7

    Jefferson Lima What a stupid thing to say, nitpicking over a subjective difference in a snare sound.I bet the professionals in Mr. Big will strongly disagree

    Tony Powell

    Jefferson Lima Retarded comment.

    Led Remix

    I like the snare drum sound instead :))))

  73. Norman R.

    I like it 👍😊

  74. Dr. Jacy O'brando

    Bateria bem consistente. Pegada foda.O contra baixo inconfundível do Sheeran dá uma atmosfera fora do comum.

    Led Remix

    vc tem raazao bro... só q a historia do Torpey eu nao digero... a sua morte

  75. Mariano GDS

    A feast for the ears.... As allways, good catching hard rock songs and perferct shredding. For more music to come, cheers.

  76. Auro Drummer

    ques Groove

  77. MattStormage

    paul is letting loose

  78. Paulo Freitas

    Excelente...

  79. Mahalamat

    Great song but not quite comfy sound i guess, i dont know whats messed up, it just dont sound good

  80. Nik nikou

    bad production

    realguitarshredder

    I agree.. I didn't expect this. a different sound maybe. love the band still.. but still not the sound I was expecting.

    Zak Edwardz

    Still good songs, amazing riffs and musicianship, but sadly I agree, not the best idea to write and record in 6days. There is no uniformity in the mix and please dial the reverb back, it sounds like they brought the guitar solo mix in from the room mic instead of the amp mic.

    Zak Edwardz

    Dan Maginnis No he's judging it by studio standards. Anyone that's out time in a studio will say the mix on this album falls short. Simple statement, why losing your shit over it?

    Zak Edwardz

    betornween Just ignore those kids. They're just bored.

    Arif Widijanto

    I agree

  81. D.P.T.

    Just saw them in Pittsburgh! Love 'em! They rock!

  82. Erick Chanto

    Great song from one of my favorite bands !!

  83. Auro Drummer

    faladores passam mal

  84. Auro Drummer

    caralho que foda

  85. Christian Georgiev

    Seen it before 1,000 views!

    God damn it, those guys keep rocking and inspiring, especially me. Take you and keep bringing life and colour to our life!

  86. Sergio Paulo

    Que álbum foda!

  87. Tom Chagnon

    Didn't really dig the first song (1992). But these next two have been awesome!!!!

  88. king takumi

    イイね!

  89. 이진규

    great!!!!
    mr big is forever!

  90. Fildzah Ibnati

    Mr. Big's new album is awesome. I love it

  91. kn758ex

    このイントロ聞いたときはまじでびびった

  92. Pak Bear

    Awsome man.. Like it more than DJ music,😁

  93. ririanan channel

    This 3rd song is better so far

    Denise Clowers

    Knocked it out of the park Martin! Not surprised.

    drummerguy 85

    ririanan 11 only one I've loved so far