Melanie Martinez: Play Date Meaning
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Play Date Lyrics
You feel so far away.
You tell me to come over,
There's some games you wanna play.
I'm walking to your house,
Just me and you
And you and me alone
We're just playing hide and seek,
anonymous Sep 17th, 9:52pm report
Honestly, I can only see one thing in this song - and that is "friends with benefits".
The girl is being clearly used by the boy. He calls her and she says that he feels so far away - meaning that he's not in his normal senses (basically, he's sexually excited). Although she knows that they shouldn't really have anything for each other, she starts to develop feelings for him. In this song, she already has feelings for him.
"It's getting hard to breathe under the sheets with you" means that her heart is racing and she feels suffocation because she no longer looks at this as a casual "no strings attached" sort of relationship.
But since the boy doesn't care about her feelings (because he still sees her as a friend with benefit) she also tells herself that "I don't give a fuck about you anyways." and so on to the point she's tired of chasing after him in hope to get the feelings back she has for him.
"You never share your toys or communicate" would mean that he literally doesn't give an F about her after he has his libido fulfilled.
"I guess I'm just a play date to you"
Now this is a sad line. It's at this point that she realizes that he see's her nothing more than a sex object that he can use to his heart's content and throw away when he's done.
"Ring around the rosy
I never know, I never know what you need
Ring around the rosy, I want to give you, want to give you
What you need"
Is when she's confused as to what she can do to make him fall for her, and admits that she's ready to do it. Obviously, continuing being treated like a sex object won't change anything. And she ends her song admitting that she really cares about him, and that she wants him to know. She says that if she gives more of herself, would he use her more? Because she doesn't want this "play date" to end.
And that makes it another sad part because she knows that he won't fall for her - so she just wants to spend more time with him.
P.S. If you have any similar relationship - please leave it. Sexual desires happen, yes; but don't let it destroy you. Please rate if you found this useful - thanks ♥
anonymous Nov 16th, 2019 11:04pm report
I think all of the theories are correct but can I add something? Melanie portrays how bad the relationship is but then stays. I think the other theories are correct but much like how stories can have multiple themes, I think there is a smaller thing Melanie is trying to portray here. I say smaller because everyone else’s theories have more evidence. I think it’s also portraying someone who knows they are in a toxic relationship but loves the person too much to leave. It’s hard to leave a anyone you love, even if you know they are bad for you. She wants to leave but she also wants to stay, these are the emotions someone in a toxic relationship feels. OR she is trying to portray someone else. Seeing this happen to Crybaby makes you feel bad for her because you know this mistake won’t end well. If someone sees there friends staying in a toxic relationship, they feel the same way. Maybe she is also trying to show how a friend of someone in a toxic relationship feels. I’m sorry for writing a five paragraph essay
anonymous Jan 22nd, 2018 1:39pm report
This song is talking about how crybaby had fallen in love with a boy but he was just using her for sex. She finally understood and decided that she was 'tired of always chasing after' the boy.
anonymous Jun 30th, 6:04pm report
That over time she fell in love with this boy, but in the end she realizes that he only likes her because of her body. even though she tries to hate him she still struggles too because she still loves him :(
anonymous May 26th, 5:03pm report
I think she is denial of the fact that she is in love with a boy who is just using her. And finally at the end she admits that she is in love with him.
anonymous May 26th, 5:45pm report
I think she is talking about sex because of its getting hard to breathe here under the sheets with and she is being used but she still isint convinced hes cheating on her.
anonymous May 16th, 5:59pm report
I think it's about Crybaby having a "Friend with Benefits" but she ends up catching feelings.
She doesn't wanna admit her love at first until she finally says "I guess I better tell you the truth. Yes I do care about you, yes I do want something with you"
Crybaby is very much in denial about her feelings, because it was supposed to be a "no strings attached" type of sexual relationship. Crybaby developed feelings though, and can't admit it.
anonymous Apr 13th, 2020 4:08pm report
I think that Melanie is being used by a boy and she never notices until now. She portrays this by saying, "I don't give a fuck about you anyways". She also in the song talks about the boy never shares his toys or communicate. She has realized that she gives more than she takes. I don't even know if this makes sense but thats what I think.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2020 4:29am report
I don't think she's actually in a relationship. She loves him but tries not to because he is Using her to "play games." She tells herself no but she can't hide it.
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2020 2:03pm report
Crybaby is in love with a boy, but he only uses her to play games. He doesn't communicate with her, and the line "You never share your toys" probably means he doesn't share Crybaby's love for him ('toys' is a metaphor for 'love'). Crybaby repeatedly denies having feelings for him, but at the end admits she loves him despite his games.
anonymous Aug 21st, 2019 8:29pm report
I think that the it is a boy who only uses her to play with just like a toy .
anonymous Aug 4th, 2019 8:08am report
I believe this song is about Crybaby being in love with a boy who only wants her for her body. He doesn’t truly love her, he just uses her as his “play date”, therefore Crybaby gets upset and denies feelings for him in the lyrics “I don’t give a fuck about you anyways”. But, at the end, she admits she cares about him (“I give a fuck about you everyday”) and stays with him because of her blind love, even though he continues using her as his “play date”
anonymous Dec 1st, 2018 12:15pm report
I think this song is about Crybaby having a boyfriend who she loves, but he is only using her for sex. She knows this, and pretends she doesn't love him, but in the end she stays with him because she loves him, even if he's only using her.
anonymous Oct 26th, 2018 10:52pm report
I'm pretty sure you know what this song means but I'ma still tell you... Crybaby has a boy using her for you know what and you can tell when it says"hard to breathe under the sheets"that means they are having you know 'the thing'
anonymous Oct 2nd, 2017 10:48pm report
I think she is in love with a Guy and does everything for him but he uses her for Sex ( playing games) she says i don't give a fuck about you anyway") but admitted at the end she really loves him and does everything for him. She just wants a Serious relationship. And at the end she stays with him because she loves him.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2017 4:35am report
It's obviously about sex after listening to it a few times. It's about her being used by a guy yet she has feelings for him and denies it by saying, "I don't give a fuck about you anyways". There's a part of the song where it kinda just shows off it's about sex but because it's Melanie's song, she interprets it by using "kid references" like "We're just playing hide and seek, it's getting hard to breathe under the sheets with you, ah ah ah."
anonymous Mar 1st, 2017 3:37pm report
I think the song's about her being someone's 'play date' (someone who just wants you for sex) and she doesn't want him to know she "gives a fuck about you anyways" by being all " I don't give a fuck about you anyways" (Also, if this isn't right it's about sex, "We're just playing hide-and-seek, it's getting hard to breathe under the sheets with you, ah ah ah")
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