Aubrey Plaza, the best song in Never Have I Ever 3

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Never Have I Ever is one of the most popular TV shows on Netflix for more than one reason. Season 3 landed on the streaming platform on August 12, 2022, and people loved it not only for the way the plot progressed but also for its fantastic soundtrack: a collection of great songs that help to increase the effect the events have on the viewers. One of the best examples is at the beginning of Episode 4 when Devi is dealing with her recent breakup with Paxton: the song that accompanies those images is Aubrey Plaza by Nick Ward, and in this article, we will discover more about it.

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You can find the official trailer of Never Ever I Have Season 3 here on Youtube.

Aubrey Plaza, the best song in Never Have I Ever Season 3 soundtrack: the lyrics & the meaning

Nick Ward, the author of the song Aubrey Plaza, is a relatively under-the-radar Australian artist. Nineteen years old, he made this song for his debut EP, Everything I Wish I Told You. You can find the official video in full streaming below.

Nick Ward - AUBREY PLAZA (Official Music Video)
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“Do you know who you are?” is the first line of the song and perfectly introduces the real meaning behind the lyrics: a song about finding our identity through relationships with others.

Do you know who you are?
Or do you just take a guess?
And paint a pretty picture
Then try your best?
Do you play the part? (Play the part)

Nick wonders if we are really being what we are or only playing the role we are supposed to be. These thoughts generate doubts and make us feel weak and insecure. That’s what the singer says in the chorus:

Maybe I cried
Maybe I might
Maybe it’s all you make me do
And I’ll stop blaming it on you
Maybe it’s pride
Maybe I lied
I thought I was bulletproof
‘Til the day that I met you

As it often happens, we learn new things about ourselves thanks to others, to the way others see us. Confronting our point of view against the world is the only way to grow, consolidate our beliefs, and ultimately build what we really are.

I’m glad we got this far
And then you see right through
All the things I was taught to do
To be a man
But I’m not tough
Baby, when I’m with you – I feel enough

According to the common interpretation, in this song, the author investigates his sexuality, between masculinity and queer identity. He asks himself “how he was taught to be a man,” which represents how the world sees him, but not necessarily what he is. And looking for his true identity, these questions arise.

I don’t know which one comes first
To know yourself or what you’re worth

Aubrey Plaza is a reflective song perfectly picked for Never Have I Ever 3 soundtrack, when Devi deals with her emotions after the breakup. And it’s cool to listen to it and read the song lyrics, knowing its meaning.

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The complete lyrics

Do you know who you are?
Or do you just take a guess?
And paint a pretty picture
Then try your best?
Do you play the part? (Play the part)
When the walls come up, but the tears don’t stop
And it all comes down and you’re left there in the dark

Maybe I cried
Maybe I might
Maybe it’s all you make me do
And I’ll stop blaming it on you
Maybe it’s pride
Maybe I lied
I thought I was bulletproof
‘Til the day that I met you

And you took me to our bar
And the rest is history
I finally found my feet
I’m glad we got this far
And then you see right through
All the things I was taught to do
To be a man
But I’m not tough
Baby, when I’m with you – I feel enough

I don’t know which one comes first
To know yourself or what you’re worth
I don’t know which one comes first
To know yourself or what you’re worth

Maybe I cried
Maybe I might
Maybe it’s all you make me do
And I’ll stop blaming it on you
Maybe it’s pride
Maybe I lied
I thought I was bulletproof
‘Til the day that I met you