It is the first deluxe track on the album, the second being Teddy Bear and the third being Cake. On May 26 th , , Melanie released a lyric video for the song due to its rise in popularity, originating from a social app called TikTok. She stated that she was working on a homemade music video, but later decided to focus on After School. 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. The entirety of the song is one contradiction after the next. 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 nothin' 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 wanna 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 'bout you? You never share your toys or communicate I guess I'm just a play date to you [Bridge] Ring around the rosy I never know, I never know what you need Ring around the rosy I wanna give you, wanna give you what you need [Chorus] I don't give a fuck about you anyways Whoever said I give a shit 'bout 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 every day Guess it's time that I tell you the truth If I share my toys, will you let me stay? Don't wanna leave this play date with you. Sign In Don't have an account?
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What does Play Date mean?
In April , the song gained popularity due to its widespread use on the app TikTok , receiving over 1. It is also eligible for platinum in the United States as well. Despite being released in , the song became a sleeper hit and gained popularity in April due to widespread use on the app TikTok. Martinez was featured on the cover of both Pop Rising and Teen Beats. On April 28, , Martinez posted on Instagram , addressing the song's success as the "best birthday present ever". The song's lyrics narrate a woman who is involved in a casual relationship through the metaphor of two children on a play date.
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. She wants to leave but she also wants to stay, these are the emotions someone in a toxic relationship feels.