From Maroon 5's girls like you:

Roll that Backwood, babe, and play me close.

Slang websites show the phrase means trick or deceive but I'm not sure this is what the singer means.


Of course, trying to interpret contemporary pop song lyrics must involve a certain amount of guesswork, but the line could mean "make a joint from a cigar and then watch me closely". A 'Backwood' is a US brand of cigar, popular among smokers of marijuana in that language zone for use as the basis for rolling a 'blunt' (a hollowed-out cigar filled with marijuana). Some slang websites offer another meaning of 'play me close', that is, "watch me attentively".

Playing me close

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