Blurred Lines Analysis

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Blurred Lines Analysis In the music video “Blurred Lines” performed by Robin Thicke, Thicke expresses his love and attractiveness to all the “good” females, all with a catchy dance beat that sets an uplifted vibe. The song also features rappers Clifford Harris Jr. (better known as T.I.) and Pharrell Williams, who also greatly contributed with the writing and production of the song. The music video is synchronized with the lyrics which adds a lot of credibility to Thicke. It is meant to be entertaining and fun as opposed to encouraging rape, which some critics think. Although it does not encourage rape, it is still somewhat degrading to women in some aspects that will be discussed later in the analysis. In the first verse Thicke is saying that he does not understand why the girl can’t comprehend that he wants to get with her, so he starts thinking that perhaps there is something wrong with him that is not allowing him to read the girl’s actions. /Maybe I’m going blind/ Maybe I’m going deaf/ Maybe I’m out of my mind/. He then goes on to say that he is better than the man she was with before, and that her old man was trying too hard to keep her away from the fun and partying and he’s offering her a chance to set her free and be with him and be wild because that is what she is naturally accustomed to. / Just let me liberate you/ You don’t need no papers/ That man is not your maker/ That’s why I’m gonna take a good girl/ These four previous lines received a lot of incrimination and it was believed that Thicke was subliminally condoning rape, according to some music critics he defended the song and video from charges of sexism by saying: “I think that’s what great art does. It’s supposed to stir conversation, it’s supposed to make us talk about what’s important and what the relationship between men and women is, but if you listen to the lyrics it says ‘That man is
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