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.”