Okay i'm sorry to bother but can u explain to me why HOME is such a gay af song. I mean i 28299/% support it i guess i just don't see it? In the lyrics and stuff so ilcan u explain or link me somewhere bc i'm lost ksjsjs sorry to bother thanks❤️
Nonnie,,,I love you so much for sending me this ask bc I can be extra af, but aLSO how can you not see the gayness in this song skjfskgh
im really sorry for answering just now btw whoops
Okay so, let’s talk about the lyrics yeah? This is how I interpret them, so this is just my opinion
but I know gay ppl like me will agree
Make a little conversation
So long I’ve been waiting
To let go of myself and feel alive
So many nights I thought it over
Told myself I kind of liked her
But there was something missing in her eyes
First we have these lyrics, they talk about how they try to convince themselves that they kinda like a girl, but there is something missing. Of course when you are gay and you start to discover your orientation, you might feel internalized homophobia, so like you try to convince yourself that you are straight because that’s ‘‘the normal thing’’ and that you have to like a person of your opposite gender at least a bit, but of course that ends up not good because you are just hiding yourself.
I was stumbling, looking in the dark
With an empty heart
Then, we have these lyrics, the person feels lost and empty because they feel they are alone and no one can help them and they will always have to hide who they truly are or that no one feels like them.
But you say you feel the same
So then the person meets another person who is just like them and who feels just the same, so they start feeling valid and that it is okay to feel how you feel and to feel attracted to people no matter their gender/orientation/etc.
Could we ever be enough?
Baby we could be enough
I feel that with these lyrics they mean like they are enough and their feelings are real and valid, and they don’t have to fake being something else because it’s okay to be who you are and that’s more than enough. And the person who they met is reassuring that.
And it’s alright
Calling out for somebody to hold tonight
When you’re lost, I’ll find the way
I’ll be your light
Here the lyrics talk about how it is okay to ask for help or opinions when you are confused about your orientation, or gender or anything. There will be people out there who will love to help you and try to figure out who you are.
You’ll never feel like you’re alone
I’ll make this feel like home.
These lyrics are the most important to me because once again, if you are part of the lgbtqiap+ community, most of the time when you are in a place where you don’t know a lot of people from that community you might feel very lonely and that no one will truly understand you. So it feels really nice if you have someone there who will support you and who you are no matter what (for example me and my partner, they are my home for multiple reasons but one of them is because they made me feel valid and loved)
So hot that I couldn’t take it
Want to wake up and see your face
And remember how good it was being here last night
To be honest I feel that with these lyrics the person is trying to say how good it feels to spend time with the other person because they don’t have to hide themselves and they feel safe around the other person.
Still high with a little feeling
I see the smile as it starts to creep in
It was there, I saw it in your eyes
These are other very important lyrics for me. Remember how at the beginning they use she/her pronouns, but now they use you instead of her. That’s something that honestly only people from the lgbtqiap+ community will understand. How it goes from ‘‘I should like this person because that’s what society tells me, even though I don’t even like them that much, but that’s the ‘right thing’’ to ‘‘I feel safe and everything that I always wanted to feel around you, and what it was missing with other people I could find it with you even if society thinks my love for you is wrong’’.
The change of pronouns is a very important thing specially because most songs by 1d are very gendered and heterosexual so knowing that this song has that big change is something that we shouldn’t sleep on.
This got long af but I’m not even sorry lmao. I hope this helped you to understand more about the song nonnie 💜