Adam Lambert: Outlaws of Love Meaning
Outlaws of Love Lyrics
Are we getting closer? Closer.
No. All we know is No.
Nights are getting colder, colder
Hey, tears all fall the same.
We all feel the rain.
We can't change.
Everywhere we go, we're looking for the sun.
anonymous Jun 15th, 19:37 report
I think he is talking about how people are shunning people just because they are different. Society is basically saying they don't fit in with us. But there are those people who don't shun those people. The light, one of the things that can brighten their day.
anonymous Apr 24th, 17:37 report
I think his song is about special secret people like Freemasons? I can see lots of their signs in adam's songs! They try to hide and they are everywhere and always on the run.
"we're LOOKING FOR THE SUN" this is one of the signs like we see in a lot of cartoons ending...and homosexuality which is born by them and homosexual people are OUTLAWS OF LOVE and it is said they will rot in hell in lots of holly books
I cant get why ADAM is teaching us what they want?!!
anonymous Mar 29th, 16:55 report
Adam said he wrote it cause of the bulling he said it doesnt matter if soneone is with you a lover,family member,or even a friend it wont matter cause your with them thats what he said at his concert so yeah :) xoxox
anonymous Apr 16th 2012, 23:16 report
Adam Lambert is a successful mainstream artist who is openly gay. This song talks about society's rejection of homosexual relationships. It reflects Adam's own struggles that it has caused in his life as it is something readily unaccepted and ridiculed.
There is no doubt that this song applies personally to him even though he may not have written it.
The title "outlaws of love" suggests that the couple are outside of society's laws and norms of relationships. Two men, not a man and a woman. This title creates piercing bittersweet imagery and presents a different perspective on the issue.
The first verse talks about progress being made in looking for acceptance yet they're really just fighting a brick wall and the more they express their love openly and proudly, the more they are shut out and shunned. (Or so it feels.)
The bridge talks about how no matter what the circumstances are, pain is pain and we are all human and can therefore sympathize. It then says that even though there are painful consequences, changing who they are and pretending to be something they're not, isn't an option.
The first line of the chorus explains that in every situation, everyday, they must look for the silver lining. Trying to make the best of everything. Alternatively it could mean that they are surrounded be night and darkness, suggesting that they have been classed as "evil" when they just want to be happy and be accepted.
The second line talks about the couple never being able to be comfortable and be themselves, but having to continuously watch their backs and fight off people's aggressive opinions.
The third line is obviously referring to Christianity's discouragement if not outright aversion to homosexuality. However, this is disagreed with and it is clear that they will stay true to themselves.
The fourth line talks about being branded (a permanent label or mark that has been forcibly given). This refers to derogatory name calling and labels.
The second verse confirms that, through all of the pain and the emotional memory of past battles in defense of their rights to love each other, they will own it. It makes them wise. It talks about "hearts and homes" being broken which may refer to the their relationship and furthermore sexual preference having hurt those close to them as well. (Although Adam himself had supportive parents) This may have driven a wedge between family members etc.
It then expresses that if society became accepting and had an open mind, we could achieve a lot more.
Just my straightforward interpretation of a really beautiful song.
anonymous Sep 3rd 2011, 08:19 report
It's about the struggles Gay and Lesbian people go through every day. He talks about how we're all the same and that no one should be treated differently because of who they love.
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