Don't Play
Halsey Lyrics


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Alone out in Saint-Tropez
Lookin' as fine as a damn Monet
Tryna hydrate on Perrier
Everybody thirsty, drinks on me
When I'm out, clothes on lay away
Tryna take back what you say to me
I don't give a damn what you say to me
There ain't no time for games with me



I'm moving on, I'm getting paid
I'm on my own, I had some space to deal with it
I'm moving on, it's getting late
Go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it

Yeah, don't even try
Can't fuck up my vibe
Double cuppin' in the ride
Motherfucker, don't play with me

Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me

Runnin' lines like a marathon
Got it all white like Parmesan
I am not the type to be out past dawn
Tomorrow got a flight headed to Taiwan
Now you know where the bottle gone
Drippin' so wet with the Pérignon
I am not the type to admit I'm on
How could I lie when we sip so strong?

I'm moving on, I'm getting paid
I'm on my own, I had some space to deal with it
I'm moving on, it's getting late
Go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it

Yeah, don't even try
Can't fuck up my vibe
Double cuppin' in the ride
Motherfucker, don't play with me

Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me

Play, play, play, play
Play, play, play, play
Play, play, play, play
Play, play, play, play
Play, play, play, play
Play, play, play, play
Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)
Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)
Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)
Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)
Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)

Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)
Women

Overall Meaning

In Halsey's song Don't Play, she sets the scene of herself alone in the luxurious French Riviera town of Saint-Tropez. She describes herself as looking as fine as a Monet, referencing one of the most famous and influential impressionist painters of all time. As she tries to hydrate with Perrier, she notices that everyone around her is thirsty for something, and she generously offers to buy them drinks.


However, she quickly reveals that her main focus is on moving on from a relationship that has caused her pain. She mentions clothes being on layaway and trying to take back what was said to her, indicating that her partner may have been unreliable or dishonest. But Halsey is firm in her resolve to not let anyone play games with her or mess up her vibe. She's busy getting paid and fueling herself with double cups (a reference to pouring lean or codeine cough syrup over ice) in the ride.


The second verse finds Halsey boasting about her wealth and power, running lines like a marathon and dripping wet with Perignon champagne. She's not afraid to admit that she's on something, likely referencing drugs or alcohol. However, she still has her sights set on the future, with a flight planned to Taiwan the next day.


Throughout the song, Halsey repeats the phrase "Motherfucker, don't play with me" as a warning to anyone who might cross her. The outro features a group of women chanting "Women, don't play no games," emphasizing the message of empowerment and strength in the face of adversity.


Overall, Don't Play is a confident and assertive statement from Halsey, showcasing her ability to take control of a situation and move forward with her life.


Line by Line Meaning

Alone out in Saint-Tropez
I am by myself in Saint-Tropez, a place known for luxury and beauty.


Lookin' as fine as a damn Monet
I look very beautiful, just like Monet's amazing paintings.


Tryna hydrate on Perrier
I am trying to quench my thirst with Perrier, a fancy type of sparkling water.


Everybody thirsty, drinks on me
Everyone here is thirsty and in need of a drink, and I can afford to buy for them all.


When I'm out, clothes on lay away
When I go out shopping for clothes, I put them on layaway to pay for them later.


Tryna take back what you say to me
You said something to me before that I now regret, and I want to take it back.


I don't give a damn what you say to me
I don't care anymore about what you say or think of me.


There ain't no time for games with me
I am not interested in playing any games with anyone.


I'm moving on, I'm getting paid
I am moving forward with my life and making money along the way.


I'm on my own, I had some space to deal with it
I am handling my problems on my own and taking the time to figure things out.


It's getting late, go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it
It's getting late, so go find someone to hang out with and deal with things together.


Yeah, don't even try
Don't even try to disrupt my mood or energy.


Can't fuck up my vibe
No one can ruin the positivity and energy I have right now.


Double cuppin' in the ride
I am drinking a lot, maybe even double-cupping my drinks, while riding in a car.


Motherfucker, don't play with me
Don't mess around with me or try to play games with my emotions or actions.


Runnin' lines like a marathon
I am going through a lot of things in my life, like running a marathon, with no end in sight.


Got it all white like Parmesan
I have everything I need, like Parmesan cheese, which is typically white in color.


I am not the type to be out past dawn
I am not the kind of person to stay out late into the night.


Tomorrow got a flight headed to Taiwan
I have a flight to Taiwan tomorrow.


Now you know where the bottle gone
You now know where the bottle of wine/champagne has gone (probably empty).


Drippin' so wet with the Pérignon
I am getting wet with Perignon, a type of expensive champagne.


I am not the type to admit I'm on
I am not the kind of person who admits to being drunk or high.


How could I lie when we sip so strong?
It's hard to deny that we have been drinking heavily when the alcohol is so potent and obvious.


Play, play, play, play (women, don't play no games)
Women should not play games or mess around with people's emotions or actions.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ASHLEY FRANGIPANE, PEDER LOSENGARD

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robonyan

Lyrics
Alone out in Saint-Tropez
Lookin' as fine as a damn Monet
Tryna hydrate on Perrier
Everybody thirsty, drinks on me
When I'm out, clothes on lay away
Tryna take back what you say to me
I don't give a damn what you say to me
There ain't no time for games and me

I'm moving on
I'm getting paid
I'm on my own
I had some space to deal with it
I'm moving on
It's getting late
Go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it

Yeah, don't even trap
Can't fuck with my vibe
Double cuppin' in my ride
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me

Runnin' lines like a marathon
Got it all white like Parmesan
I am not the type to be out past dawn
Tomorrow got a flight headed to Taiwan
Now you know where the bottle gone
Drippin' so wet with the Pérignon
I am not the type to admit I'm on
How could I lie when we sip so strong

I'm moving on
I'm getting paid
I'm on my own
I had some space to deal with it
I'm moving on
It's getting late
Go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it

Yeah, don't even trap
Can't fuck with my vibe
Double cuppin' in my ride
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me
Motherfucker, don't play with me

(Hey, play, play, play)
(Hey, play, play, play)
(Hey, play, play, play)
(Hey, play, play, play)
(Hey, play, play, play)
(Hey, play, play, play)
(Hey, play, play, play)
Women don't play no games
(Hey, play, play, play)
Women don't play no games
(Hey, play, play, play)
Women don't play no games
(Hey, play, play, play)
Women don't play no games
(Hey, play, play, play)
Women



damien chagolla

(the true lyrics)
under the sea
under the sea
darling it's better
down where it's wetter
take it from me
up on the shore they work all day
out in the sun they slave away
while we devotin'
full time to floatin'
under the sea



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jessiepaege

I feel 10x cooler just by listening to this song

purplecaramels

yes it is.

i have lemonade

Oh hi Jessii

Demetri Gibson

Don’t you mean 20 percent cooler?

Marina F

dad!

Zainab Ali

And so me

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Zoe Lapa

I want this song to play while I walk out of my final exams and an explosion happens in the background with sunglasses and a black leather jacket on

Tylerthelast

Bet

Elizabeth Cartagena

Lmao that's hella specific

Samania Jannat ♡

Sounds cool

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