Singer Adam Lambert has said the track
Outlaws of Love on his sophomore album Trespassing is
about the discrimination faced by gay people.
The 30-year-old Lambert discussed the
album with NPR's Guy Raz.
“The last track on the record is
called Outlaws of Love. And in it, you sing: 'Nowhere to grow
old. We're always on the run. You say we'll rot in Hell. Well, I
don't think we will. They've branded us enough. Outlaws of love.'
You, of course, are gay. You're openly gay. I can't help but hear
those lyrics and wonder whether you're addressing that issue or a
memory of that,” Raz said during the interview.
“Yeah,” Lambert responded. “And
when I wrote that song … there had been a lot going on with, you
know, the gay marriage, kind of going back and forth in California,”
he said, referring to the legal challenge to Proposition 8, the
state's gay marriage ban. “And it just made me sad. And so I
wanted to write something about that sadness, about that feeling
where sometimes it's like a hopelessness that kind of comes over you
when you look at the situation. How you're probably not going to
change these people's minds because they're set.”