What does Blurred Lines mean?

Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines Meaning

Album cover for Blurred Lines album cover

Song Released: 2013


Featuring: Pharrell Williams, T.I.


Covered By: Glee Cast


Blurred Lines Lyrics

[Intro: Pharrell]
Everybody get up
Everybody get up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

[Verse 1: Robin Thicke]
If you can't hear what I'm trying to say
If you can't read from the same page
Maybe I'm going deaf,
Maybe I'm going...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 17th !⃝

    This song is disgusting.
    Robin Thicke used the music video as an excuse to ogle women. WOMEN ARE NOT OBJECTS. When I was 13 I would see girls in my class getting groped and harassed by the boys because the boys would get influenced by Eminem, Snoop Dogg and songs like this. People like them need to be stopped.
    It's about a guy tryna convince a girl to have s=x. I thought the song was bad till I saw the music video. And what Robin did to Emily Ratajkowski on set is disgusting. But what can you expect when being around a pervert?

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 13th !⃝

    I don't like this song at all and I think Robin Thicke is a bit of a perv. The music video is disgusting: it's just him watching models walk around nude.The whole song is basically about him convincing her to have sex with him.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 13th !⃝

    It's not about rape but I do get what the people who say that it is mean. He is not physically forcing her but he is sort of mentally. She's saying 'I don't want you' but he's saying 'Yes you do. I know it'. He is trying to convince her so much that she wants him and wants to be a bad girl that he's literally forcing her because every time she refuses him he goes 'I know you want it' and he won't take no for an answer.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 13th !⃝

    I think the 'blurred line' means a line between what he should do and shouldn't but it's blurred because she is giving him mixed messages. He wants her but she is a good girl and knows it's wrong even though she kind of wants him too. I do not think he is forcing her but he is trying to convince her to do it against her will. He wants to make her a bad girl and she would like to give in, but knows it's wrong. He is trying to tell her she has a boring life and he can show her exciting s*x with a sinful life. She says she wants a proper life with marriage and kids but he's trying to tell her deep down inside she 'wanna be a bad girl'. In the end he gets her which annoys me because trying to convince someone to do something they don't want to do is wrong

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2021 !⃝

    And even if it's ment to be about rape, why shouldn't art be about any kind of harrassement, cultural problems, sexism, crime, etc.? Do you turn a movie down, if there is rape in the movie or the movie is a about a serial killer, mass destruction or else?

    What kind of games are most popular?

    Do you love to see someone getting rape or killed? Shot in the head, children blown up by aliens and stuff that? Come on, only psychopaths do, but WE ALL watch those movies!

    If you guys don't get it, don't blame the art(ists) for you own ignorance!

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2019 !⃝

    you people disgust me ''oh its rape OMG rape is bad'' but im willing to bet you people listen to MUCH worse •^•

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2019 !⃝

    How is this song related to rape? I can understand the "take a good girl" and seduce her, but that's not actually rape. Rape is "forced", but this is talking about changing the girl.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2017 !⃝

    Everyone has their own interpretation of "art"; whether that be song, dance, a painting.. whatever. As adults, we can all agree that this song is about sex. Someone has made a connection about the lyrics in this song and common phrases rapists have said to their victims before, during or after the attack. I do see a connection, I really do believe the blurred line is getting mixed messages from messages from someone and not knowing exactly.. and the song is about convincing her. I've analyized the lyrics words for word, and well here's what I interpret:
    Verse 1, Robin Thicke, pretty much says if you can't tell I want you, "maybe I'm going out of my mind".
    Bridge, Robin Thicke, is taking about how she's going through problems in her relationship. The woman was engaged, hanging out at the bar, and he's saying you don't him and that married life, have fun. ..with me lol
    Hook, is taking about how she's a good woman wanting that married life and what not. You're a real woman, far from plastic. The woman's saying no, I don't want sex but a I want to have a good time. I hate these mixed messages. The way you dance with me says you want me. You must want me, I know you want me.
    Verse 2, I think means he's saying he's allowed to at least check her out & fantasize because of how good she looks. He feels lucky she hugs him, and because she hugs him, she must want to fug him, right? Or no maybe he's just suggesting it again.
    Verse 3 with TI, I think he's trying talking about what a "big balla" he is. Wants to travel the world with her, or at least from Malibu to Paris. And again he's trying to convince her to leave her square dude that wants marriage and what and hang out with a pimp like me. We can also do some anal.
    Breakdown, is saying let's go so hard it hurts. Oh you like laying on your back? Cool!
    Verse 4, he gets the girl. Talking about his weed from Jamaica and more traveling. And now he's happy he's got a good girl who cooks and shit.
    Hey hey hey
    I don't know if persistency is key in this situation, most people call that sexual harassment. Law doesn't apply to the wealthy tho

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2016 !⃝

    I think it's rubbish, agenda driven music performed by talentless fools that steal their tunes.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2014 !⃝

    Really? This song needs interpreting. It's not like it's The National or anything. Pretty straightforward. It's just like everything else on pop radio, crude and sexually suggestive because that's what sells and gets you on magazine covers.

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2013 !⃝

    Is there even a meaning behind a song like this?

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 19th 2013 !⃝

    So many of you are ignorant. This song isnt about rape just as Ring around the rosie is not about the bubonic plague. That occured in the mid 14th century and the second outbreak in the 1600s. The oldest written document of this song is only from the late 1800s and was mentioned then to be about 100 years old. Still, the versions are different then the most recent variation and has nothing to do with the black death. Not to mention neither the bubonic nor the pnuemonic plagues had a symptom of red marks, they had swollen glands. Further the ashes part is also wrong because crematiom didnt exist in Europe at the tome of even the more recent outbreak. Its a fun myth to spread but its untrue. So is the alleged rape aspect of this song. Grow up.

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2013 !⃝

    If youre offended by such a song, youre an idiot, "its about rape" OMG really? I bet you looove the Beetles until you heard Helter Skelter right... oh and the song is about smoking weed ;)

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2013 !⃝

    Girl was in a blah relationship, same ole kinda sex, never learned about true lovemaking. Shes hot, she deserves better, he loves her, he wants to teach her about reallllll sex; pulling hair, smacking ass, anal, sucking , licking, cuddling.
    Love the song!!

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 2nd 2013 !⃝

    It's a song about date rape further proving that rape culture is a real issue. And don't say it's catchy. It's catchy in the same way ring around the rosy is catchy before you become less ignorant and realize it's about the plague. People say: "Oh nooo, rape is bad. Everyone knows that." But these are the same people singing about how "that's why imma take a good girl....I know u want it...." You people disgust me.

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