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Playing Games - Summer Walker

The Experience: Did I ever ask you to take me to go shopping in Paris or go sailing overseas and just drape me in Gucci? No. All I ever asked was... You wanted intimacy and all you got was stuff... and used...
The Vibe: Sad. Resigned.
The Topic: Relationships. Disappointment.
The Value: Intimacy.
The Tension: I know you say you hit my line, I'm on your mind and that you want this bad, so I'm cool with that (You offer love) VS. I'm just tryna match your words with your action (But you don't offer real love).

Music video: The camera follows Summer Walker through a series of men who didn't live up to her expectations. She's not a victim: she's in control - the ropes and the gag and the tub and the  manacles. She's survived them all. But that doesn't mean she isn't lonely and disappointed. As she walks into her bedroom in her underwear, there's no lover waiting for her. Just a lonely racing game that only underlines the fact that she's alone.

The Meaning of Playing Games: Summer Walker sings the lonely experience of a woman who dreamed of being known - won't you say my name say my name - and loved - all I ever asked you was to show me some love. She dreamed of someone who would be available - all I ever asked was you to pick up the phone when you're alone. But all she ever received was stuff: did I ever ask you to take me to go shopping in Paris or go sailing overseas and just drape me in Gucci? And sex: I need more than satisfaction. Never the love that was promised: I'm just tryna match your words with your actions.

Ask yourself: Do you feel unsatisfied? Empty? That might be because there is something very right, not wrong, with your heart. Expect more. And don't settle.

Album: Over It - 2019

LYRICS:


Whip, bought it
Crib, got it
Job, on it
Did I ever ask you to take me to go
Shopping in Paris or go
Sailing overseas and just
Drape me in Gucci? No

All I ever asked was you to
Pick up the phone when you're alone
All I ever asked was you to
Show me some love, kisses and hugs
No I never had an issue
Go to the club with your boys, baby I
Never wanted you to stay too long
Just wanted you to show me off

So won't you say my name, say my name
If you claim you want me, it ain't no thang
You actin' kinda shady, you ain't been callin' me, "Baby"
Boy, you can go and stop playing games, playing games

I know you say you hit my line, I'm on your mind and that
You want this bad, so I'm cool with that
I'm just tryna match your words with your actions
I need more than satisfaction, is you really bout that action?

Really wanna give you all, but flex in front of your friends (How that work?)
Swear that's just doin' the most, but we take a picture can't post it (How that work?)
What you're talkin'? Back that sh-t up
Won't you say my, say my

So won't you say my name, say my name
If you claim you want me, it ain't no thang
You actin' kinda shady, you ain't been callin' me, "Baby"
Boy, you can go and stop playing games, playing games

Games (games)
Games (oh games)

We got London on the track

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