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Adam Lambert: Trespassing Meaning


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Song Released: 2012

Trespassing Lyrics

Well I was walkin for some time
When I came across this sign
Sayin "who are you and where are you from?"
We don't like when visitors come.

"No Trespassing" that's what it said
At least that's what I could read.
No Trespassing? Yeah, my...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2013 report

    /Well I was walkin for some time/
    /When I came across this sign/
    /Sayin' "who are you and where are you from?"/
    /We don't like when visitors come/

    My personal interpretation is that today's society finds being gay (in this case, since attention has been brought to his sexual orientation) or in any way out of the norm "trespassing", and that they don't want those people here.

    Powerful song, I must say.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2013 report

    In keeping with the above, I would like to add that the Webster dictionary defines ether amongst other similar meanings as the upper regions of space. This song mentions being trapped in an ether, which the writer realized "could be reality" - pointing to an altered state of being. Furthermore, the term "psychonaut" not mentioned in this song is a coined phrase in academic literature for persons who use hallucinagens in order to explore what they perceive in an altered state as outter space. Thus the idea is not new. There have been several documented reports of substance users reporting to have seen nebulas, ect. Often these reports mention uninhabited places, however contact with extra-terrestrials (or at least what is perceived to be extra-terrestrials, I am certainly not going to debate the existence or non-existence of aliens here) is not uncommon, even in academically controlled studies of substances such as DMT.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2013 report

    No disrespect, but you can twist a song into pretty much anything if you are going to reach and give alternative meanings to words. By the same token I could interpret this as a song about racism because trespassers might mean people of a certain skin colour. Sometimes a song about a beach is really just about a beach...

    But as far as this song goes I do believe that there are relatively strong indications pointing to hallucinagen usage. "I was trippin" being a good example, but other items like the mountain peak (a well-known element in academic literature - a climb followed by a peak) supporting the notion. A heart of gold is a hackneyd expression, as well as a body of glass; however, in academic literature about the subject, it is also quite clear that the physical body is regarded as very fragile, while the emotional being is highly regarded. Some users of hallucinagens have reported out of body and out of world experiences - sometimes contact with other entities, some of whom were not friendly or welcoming to visitors at all. Hence the trespassing notion...

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2012 report

    This song kis not only about expressing yourself but it really is about him and his coming out as gay (which TOTALLY rocks btw!!) BUt he's saying that "No trespassers" well in the modern society those "trespassers" are people are who are gay, or bi, or lesbian. He's telling us that he doesn't care what people think of him, he may be a trespasser (not true!!!) but he's going to make people think twice about judging people based on their sex!!!!

    Adam NEVER change! :) I love you and your music! It inspires me to love those around me who are different! <3

  5. anonymous
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    May 15th 2012 report

    This song is about doing your own thing in life when others say that you can't do things differently from the 'norm'.

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