Pre-Chorus Analysis: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams)
Before I began my analysis of the pre-chorus of Blurred Lines I would first like to point out that I’m not going to review the entire song because I think it speaks volumes that one part of a song can be broken down to mean so much more than what most listeners may realize.
When reading the lyrics, notice the power of your mind to play the song back in your head without any effort. I’ve honestly only heard this song in full once or twice in passing and the melody is powerful enough to stick in my head. Writing corrupt song lyrics to catchy melodies is a tactic used in the music industry to hypnotize listeners and deceive them into agreeing with the themes writers put into their music. After careful planning and demonic prayer over their music, the spirit of the song can easily infiltrate an unprotected soul.
Here are the lyrics:
[Pre-chorus: Robin Thicke]
OK now he was close, tried to domesticate you
But you’re an animal, baby, it’s in your nature
Just let me liberate you
Hey, hey, hey
You don’t need no papers
Hey, hey, hey
First line of pre chorus says “Ok now he was close, tried to domesticate you.” When Robin speaks of domesticating I believe he’s referring to marriage, this is suggested by the last line in the pre-chorus that says “You don’t need no papers,” which is always implied in songs when it comes to marriage. (example: Usher’s Papers). Robin makes reference to another male who tried to “domesticate” the female he’s singing to. He says that “he was close” to keeping her domesticated. Domestication means to “lock down or tame an animal” and that’s what he calls her in the line “But you’re an animal” and claims that “it’s in her nature” to be one. It seems that Robin wants to have the woman without any papers and wants her to be free or “liberated” as he states in the line, “Just let me liberate you.” He would much rather her be an animal without any “papers,” meaning he doesn’t plan on marrying her or committing to her and he seems to be glad the prior male didn’t succeed at doing so.
Questions to ponder if you’re a child of the Kingdom:
Men: Are you okay with calling the women in your life an “animal” unless she’s your wife and it’s in the privacy of the bedroom? Is it okay to tell a woman that “You don’t need no papers?”… What papers could he be referring to other than marriage?
Women: Do you agree that it’s in our nature to be untamed like an animal? And do you need someone to liberate you from domestication?
Plain and simple, the sin of adultery is being promoted in Blurred Lines and I pray that all of God’s children will wake up and stop supporting music that promotes the opposite of what our King wants us to stand for. Marriage and commitment is what Satan goes after.
"The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”