The Opposite of Me

Songfacts®:

  • Robin Thicke become an international star following his smash hit "Blurred Lines," but his success came at a price as he saw his marriage to actress Paula Patton, his high school sweetheart, break down. This song finds Thicke sadly examining his faults:

    All that she needed was a true friend
    All that she received was a troubled man
    She couldn't be with someone like her dad
    And I just rewarded her with my drunken rants


    "Last year was really just kind of a blur in many ways, no pun intended," Thicke explained to Hot 97. "Everything happened so fast and you don't realise all the things that come with it. I changed and I got a little too selfish and a little too greedy and a little to full of myself. At this point in our relationship, the only reason we're not together is because of the choices I made."

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