Is Sabrina Carpenter's New Song "Please Please Please" About Barry Keoghan? We're Breaking Down the Lyrics

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Is "Please Please Please" About Barry Keoghan?Instagram

Sabrina Carpenter dropped "Please Please Please" and—no offense to my #1 "Espresso"—it's my new personality. But if you're wondering whether or not the song is about Sabrina's boyfriend Barry Keoghan...tentative yes? At least based on the lyrics, not to mention the fact that he's in the music video.

I mean, not every verse screams THIS IS ABOUT BARRY, but there's one that's pretty overt. Ahem:

I heard that you're an actor, so act like a stand-up guy
Whatever devil's inside you, don't let him out tonight
I tell them it's just your culture and everyone rolls their eyes
Yeah, I know
All I'm asking, baby

Pretty self-explanatory, but if you want it spelled out: Barry's an actor and the culture mention seems like it could be a reference to him being from Ireland. Plus, Sabrina's comment on Barry's Instagram much seals the deal!

The rest of the lyrics appear to be more general, about Sabrina asking someone (maybe Barry!) not to be embarrass her by acting out and—even worse—mess up her makeup. Check out the full lyrics below this extremely correct tweet, via Genius!

[Verse 1]
I know I have good judgment, I know I have good taste
It's funny and it's ironic that only I feel that way
I promise 'em that you're different and everyone makes mistakes
But just don't
I heard that you're an actor, so act like a stand-up guy
Whatever devil's inside you, don't let him out tonight
I tell them it's just your culture and everyone rolls their eyes
Yeah, I know
All I'm asking, baby

[Chorus]
Please, please, please
Don't prove I'm right
And please, pleasе, please
Don't bring me to tеars when I just did my makeup so nice
Heartbreak is one thing, my ego's another
I beg you, don't embarrass me, motherfucker
Ah, oh
Please, please, please (Ah, ah, ah)

[Verse 2]
Well, I have a fun idea, babe (Uh-huh), maybe just stay inside
I know you're craving some fresh air, but the ceiling fan is so nice (It's so nice, right?)
And we could live so happily if no one knows that you're with me
I'm just kidding, but really (Kinda), really, really

[Chorus]
Please, please, please (Please don't prove I'm right)
Don't prove I'm right
And please, please, please
Don't bring me to tears when I just did my makeup so nice
Heartbreak is one thing (Heartbreak is one thing), my ego's another (Ego's another)
I beg you, don't embarrass me, motherfucker
Ah, oh
Please, please, please (Ah, ah, ah)

[Outro]
If you wanna go and be stupid
Don't do it in front of me
If you don't wanna cry to my music
Don't make me hate you prolifically
Please, please, please (Please)
Please, please, please (Please)
Please (Please), please (Please), please
(Ah)


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