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"Play Date" is the fourteenth track by Melanie Martinez featured on the deluxe version of her debut album, Cry Baby. It is the first deluxe track to be featured. 

Theme

This tells the story of Cry Baby feeling like she’s nothing more than a friend to someone who seems to care very little about her, even though they get together often. Frustrated, she outwardly proclaims she is just as uncommitted as he is, and how she's tired of all the games she has to play to stay with him. She wishes she didn’t care about how little he communicates or how much she has to chase after him, but she can't stop thinking about him. The entirety of the song is one contradiction after the next.

While swearing she couldn't care less about him, in the final moments of the song she admits she does care about him and does value their "play date".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You call me on the telephone, you feel so far away
You tell me to come over there's some games you want to play
I'm walking to your house, nobody's home
It's just me and you, you and me alone

[Pre-Chorus]
We're just playing hide and seek
It's getting hard to breathe under the sheets with you
I don't want to play no games
I'm tired of always chasing, chasing after you

[Chorus]
I don't give a fuck about you anyways
Whoever said I give a shit about you?
You never share your toys or communicate
I guess I'm just a play date to you

[Verse 2]
Wake up in your bedroom and there's nothing left to say
When I try to talk you're always playing board games
I wish I had monopoly over your mind
I wish I didn't care all the time

[Pre-Chorus]
We're just playing hide and seek
It's getting hard to breathe under the sheets with you
I don't want to play no games
I'm tired of always chasing, chasing after you

[Chorus]
I don't give a fuck about you anyways
Whoever said I give a shit about you?
You never share your toys or communicate
I guess I'm just a play date to you

[Breakdown]
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

[Chorus]
I don't give a fuck about you anyways
Whoever said I give a shit about you?
You never share your toys or communicate
I guess I'm just a play date to you

[Outro]
You know I give a fuck about you everyday
Guess it's time that I tell you the truth
If I share my toys, will you let me stay?
Don't want to leave this play date with you

Video


Trivia

  • There is a clean version of this song, however it is only available on iTunes and the Middle Eastern music streaming service, Anghami.
    • In the clean version, the word "fuck" in the chorus is barely censored.
  • This song replaced Half Hearted at the last minute.
  • This song, along with the songs Teddy Bear and Cake, despite being on the deluxe version of Cry Baby, are not part of Cry Baby's story, though she still is the main character of them.
  • This is the shortest song on the deluxe version of the album.
    • This is also her shortest released song overall.
  • In the transition from the end of the verses to the chorus, the sound of dice rolling is heard.
  • According to Melanie, this song is difficult for her to perform live due to the fact that she can't hit all of the high notes.

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Crybaby logo
Featured Tracks Cry BabyDollhouseSippy CupCarouselSoapTraining WheelsPity PartyTag, You're ItMilk and CookiesPacify HerMrs. Potato HeadMad Hatter
Bonus Tracks Play DateTeddy BearCake
Characters Cry BabyJohnnyAlphabet BoyBig Bad WolfMomDadBrotherBeth AnneCashierBasic BitchBlue BoyBunny DoctorMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurseRushton Dolls
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital

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