Later that evening, when he performs to a near-hysterical crowd, a line like "Youre so buff and so strong, Im nervous … You run my mind, boy" sounds astonishingly subversive, hammering home how rarely we hear overtly same-sex songs, no matter what the genre. Asked why he didnt fall back on the generic "you", he shrugs: "When you write a song like Forrest Gump, the subject cant be androgynous. It requires an unnecessary amount of effort. I dont fear anybody … " He laughs, making eye contact at last, his face lighting up, " … at all. So, to answer your question, yes, I could have easily changed the words. But for what? I just feel like its just another time now. I have no interest in contributing to that, especially with my art. Its the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons."