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Moonlight (저달)

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English

Yeah, yeah
Okay, okay, okay, okay
It’s been 3 years, Agust D
Honestly I don’t know how many tracks to put in, dammit I’m just doing it
Okay, okay then, leggo, leggo, okay

My beginnings were humble, from a basement in Namsandong, Daegu
Now to a Penthouse in Hannam The Hill* ha
Still a Peter Pan that can’t wake up from his dream
Inside my head reality fights with the ideal until I’m tired of it
My biggest enemy is the anger inside
A fight against the even more terrible laziness inside of me
Sometimes I resent God, why has he made me live this kind of life?
What am I doing, do I even love music?

Sometimes I ask myself again, if I could just go back
Would I go back? I’m not sure, I’ll have to think about it a little more
Sometimes I feel like I’ve gotten the things I have too easily, but then
I think that shit, I’ve worked fucking hard and I’m being compensated for it
I’m still empty, is this karma?
Now that I’m flying so fucking high, I feel empty
It’s been more than 10 years since I started at Namsandong but
Just like back then, my head’s still a mess, fuck that

The moonlight that I bathe in at dawn
Is still the same as it was then
A lot of things have changed in my life but, well
The moonlight is still the same it’s always been

The moonlight that I bathe in at dawn
Is still the same as it was then
Change is inevitable for everyone
What we change into is perhaps our karma

Sometimes I think I’m a genius, but
Sometimes I also think that I don’t have any talent
Sometimes songs will just come out like crazy, but then again
When I’m stuck I just keep getting stuck, that’s right, even now
I wrote Verse 1 so fucking quick but
Verse 2 just won’t come out, no matter how much I wrack my brain
Life is probably the same, all or nothing
In any case, there are no parallels, it’s all about choices

‘Forever’ probably doesn’t exist, no matter what it is
The idea of an immortal existence is a huge fucking burden
I started this just because I liked music, that was it, but now
All these titles attached to me are sometimes too much to handle

Well, what can you do, just gotta keep running
Well, what can you do, just gotta grasp what you’ve caught hold of
Well, what can you do, just gotta repay what you’ve received
If you feel like you’re going to crash then accelerate harder, you idiot**

The moonlight that I bathe in at dawn
Is still the same as it was then
A lot of things have changed in my life but, well
The moonlight is still the same it’s always been

The moonlight that I bathe in at dawn
Is still the same as it was then
Change is inevitable for everyone
How we change could be our karma

(T/N: *Hannam The Hill is a luxury apartment complex in one of the most expensive areas in Seoul.
**This line is from ‘Nevermind’ in ‘The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.2’.)

Trans cr; Aditi & Yein @ bts-trans

 

Daechwita (대취타) --  MV

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Daechwita* daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita

Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
I’m so bright so bright my crown’s shining bright
Don’t forget don’t forget don’t forget the day from before
We so fly we so fly on a private jet we so fly

Born a slave and now this punk’s a king
A tiger gone crazy, Gwanghae** flow
Came from the creek and this body’s now a dragon
That’s soon the way I live
Sorry but don’t bother worrying
I too have many things to lose
Leave the past in the rice bin***
I’m going to feast on what’s mine

It doesn’t make sense, how could I be a dog
Born a tiger, no matter how small I’m not weak like you
These f*ckers putting on a talent show
Honestly it’s f*cking ridiculous
Kill them all I’ve got no manners
That’s right, bastards, you’re no exception

Flexing I’ve got none
I don’t need it

Who’s the king who’s the boss
Everyone knows my name
These bastards who are all talk
Off with their heads at once

Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita

Daechwita daechwita

Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita

After reeling in a good haul I blast off on my private jet
This country’s still too small to hold me
Woo who said time is gold
My time is worth more than that
Tic tok scholar**** sons of bitches
I just spit right into your face

They’ve never gone down, the sales-ales-ales-ales-ales-ales-ales-ales
Everyday our Bang Sihyuk PD’s going on about dance-dance-dance-dance-dance-dance-dance
I’m rather thankful that I’m a genius and
for that reason alone you’re popping pills? Please, you’re too pathetic for words, you just have no talent

I’ve got all I wanted now what else do I need to have to feel satisfied
I wanted those clothes clothes then money money my next goal goal what the hell is next
Next, right, what could be next? I’m hit by reality, there’s nothing higher than this
I used to only look up,now I’ve just been looking down, I want to just land like this

I’m a king I’m a boss
Carve it in, it’s my name
These bastards who are all talk
Break off their legs at once

I’m a king I’m a boss
Everyone knows my name
These bastards who are all talk
Off with their heads at once

Daechwita daechwita

Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita
Daechwita daechwita sound it daechwita

(T/N:* ‘대취타/Daechwita’ is a genre of Korean traditional music consisting of military music played by wind and percussion instruments, it also translates to “a great blow”.

**광해/Gwanghae is in reference to Prince Gwanghae, the 15th king of the Joseon dynasty and reigned 1608–1623.

***’뒤주/Rice bin’ reference is in the history of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the tragic story of Crown Prince Sado - who was put to death by being locked in a wooden rice chest by his own father, King Yeongjo. (1694-1776)

*** A ‘선비/scholar’ is a term used to refer to the classical scholars of the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties. It is also used as a slang term to refer to people who act like know-it-alls and consider themselves superior to others.)

Trans cr; Denise | Spot Checkers; Aditi & Faith @ bts-trans

 

What do you think? (어떻게 생각해?)

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English

What do you think? What do you think?
What do you think? What do you think?
What do you think? What do you think?
No matter what you think, sorry but I don’t f*ckin give a sh*t

Sorry, I don’t give a f*ck about how your life’s average
Or how you can’t get out of the gutter cause you’re ruined  
You think my success is linked to your failure
Your delusion is f*ckin first-class
Your humour is so-so, you f*cking up is your fault no-no?
The ********s who listen to this song, well, they pass out cause they’re so damn pissed off
I’m going straight with no reverse, to the whole world so fly huh
I don’t really have to, I’m flexing but on a private jet, so fly
We eat it up one by one, just like we’ve been doing all this time
I don’t care about the things as small as grains of rice that got stuck
Just like those that fell off on their own, all of you go f*ck yourselves, huh

What do you think? What do you think?
Billboard No. 1, what do you think?
After that, a Grammy, what do you think?
No matter what you think, sorry but I don’t f*ckin give a sh*t

What do you think? What do you think?
What do you think? What do you think?
What do you think? What do you think?
No matter what you think, sorry but I don’t f*ckin give a sh*t  

The tens of zeroes in my bank account are the amount I mortgaged my youth for

I got a big house big car big ring* whatever it is, bring it, I’ll give you my black card
Those bastards who benefit from the media** go on air more than I do
The little brats who brag about money, how much could you have possibly earned?
Woo woo, sure, bragging about money now is cute**, I guess
Woo woo, dividing profits only feels like a shame at your level
Woo woo, as for the military, when the time comes we’ll go of our own accord, so
Those bastards who use our name to get a free ride, I hope you all shut up

I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know
By this point there’s no need to know
I don’t give a f*ck about the talk around whether idol music is music
This might be my last gift, but to you guys it’s a luxury
Higher, higher, even higher till you can’t see me, uh

What do you think? What do you think?
Billboard No. 1, what do you think?
After that the Grammys, what do you think?
No matter what you think, sorry but I don’t f*ckin give a sh*t

What do you think? What do you think?
What do you think? What do you think?
What do you think? What do you think?
No matter what you think, sorry but I don’t f*ckin give a sh*t  

(T/N: *This phrase is from ‘No More Dream’ in ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’.
**The reference to ‘those who benefit from the media’ is also made in ‘Airplane pt. 2’ in ‘Love Yourself: Tear’.
***The idea of bragging about money being ‘cute’ is also referenced in ‘Airplane pt. 2’ in ‘Love Yourself: Tear’.)

Trans cr; Faith | Spot Checkers; Yein @ bts-trans

 

Strange (이상하지 않은가) (feat. RM)

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English

Everything in dust
Do you see?
Well well well…
Everything in lust
Oh what do you see?
Well well well…
Someone tell me, is life suffering
Well well…
If there’s a God tell me, is life being happy

This huge system called “the world”
Within it, they insert conflict and war, and if not that, survival
Life that we can’t refuse
Capitalism injects a morphine called ‘hope’ as collateral for dreams

Wealth breeds wealth and tests greed
The wealthy even prey greedily on the poor
There’s only black and white in this world
The very end to this endless Zero-sum game* is worth watching

Polarization** is the ugliest flower in the world
Truth was drowned out by falsehoods a long time ago
Who stands to benefit the most from this?
And exactly who will suffer the most from this?

The people who don’t get sick in a sick world
Instead, we treat them as mutants, isn’t that strange?
The ones with their eyes open in this world that’s shut its eyes
Now we turn them blind, isn’t that strange?

The ones who want peace the ones who want to fight
They’re at polar ends of ideology, isn’t that strange?
They tell us to have dreams, even though no one has any dreams,
Nobody has the answers, isn’t that strange?

Everything in dust
Do you see?
Well well well…
Everything in lust
Oh what do you see?
Well well well…
Someone tell me, is life suffering
Well well…
If there’s a God tell me, is life being happy

You think you got taste?
Oh babe how do you know?
I mean for god’s sake
Errything’s under control
Giving you multiple choices
Then choosing to allow capitalism to take control
People talk
‘My feed speaks for myself’
No matter how much money we hold
We’re all slaves of this system
Busy showing off dog collars and dog houses
All day long they fight about whose glitters more
Now even you probably don’t know
Oh baby what’s your name?
Polarization**, a flower that’s already bloomed
A round nail that’s been hammered into a square hole
Still, we roll on, somehow, like this, once again,
Each of us in our own chicken coop*** we say we’re fine

The people who don’t get sick in a sick world
Instead, we treat them as mutants, isn’t that strange?
The ones with their eyes open in this world that’s shut its eyes
Now we turn them blind, isn’t that strange?

The ones who want peace the ones who want to fight
They’re at polar ends of ideology, isn’t that strange?
They tell us to have dreams, even though no one has any dreams,
Nobody has the answers, isn’t that strange?

Everything in dust
Do you see?
Well well well…
Everything in lust
Oh what do you see?
Well well well…
Someone tell me, is life suffering
Well well…
If there’s a God tell me, is life being happy

(T/N: *In game theory and economic theory, a ‘zero-sum game’ is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each person’s gain or loss is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of another.
**The Korean for ‘Polarization’ is ‘양극화/yang-geuk-hwa’ and ‘hwa’ is a homonym for ‘flower’.
***The ‘chicken coop/닭장’ here refers to poor or dense residential spaces among places where people live, especially in the 1970s~80s.)

Trans cr; Denise & Yein | Spot Checkers; Aditi @ bts-trans

 

28 (점점 어른이 되나봐/I Guess I’m Slowly Becoming an Adult) (feat. NiiHWA)

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English

The older I get
The more I understand the world
But still, was not knowing the world better for me?

Looking out at the night view that’s
Completely different to the inside of my room with the lights turned off
The words I murmur quietly

I guess I’m slowly becoming an adult
I can’t remember
What it was that I wanted
I’m scared now
Where did the fragments of my dream go?

I’m breathing but
It feels like my heart isn’t working
Yeah, now, you see, to become an adult
Is to become an adult who finds it too hard to hold on to a dream

Thought it would change once I turned twenty
Thought it would change once I graduated
Shit, if I turn thirty like this, this
Okay, so how did I change?

Sometimes, all of a sudden, without reason, tears fall
The life that I hoped for, the life I wanted, that kind of average life
Whatever happens, I don’t care anymore

Just one day without any concerns
Just one day without any worries
To live, to live, to live

I guess I’m slowly becoming an adult
I can’t remember
What it was that I wanted
I’m scared now
Where did the fragments of my dream go?

I’m breathing but
My heart feels like it’s not working
Yeah, now, you see, to become an adult
Is to become an adult who finds it too hard to hold on to a dream

Trans cr; Faith | Spot Checkers; Yein & Aditi @ bts-trans

 

Burn It (feat. MAX)

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English

I see the ashes falling out your window
There’s someone in the mirror that you don’t know
And everything was all wrong
So burn it till it’s all gone

Yeah yeah yeah burn it
The voice inside me
Yeah yeah yeah burn it
I want it want it want it woah

Yeah yeah yeah burn it
The voice inside me
Yeah yeah yeah burn it
I want it want it want it woah

Let’s go back to the old days
The time that destroyed me and
The envy, the loathing, or the inferiority complex
A life trapped within its resentments
The ‘me’ who’s had a taste of success
Am I any different from what I was then?
I don’t know, I’m not really that different
Let’s burn the ‘me’ I was

It’ll burn again, right down to the bottom of the abyss, leaving nothing behind
Light it up, light it all up, what will remain at the end
I don’t know I don’t know, once everything’s been burnt
Will just the ashes remain or will it just be the same

I see the ashes falling out your window
There’s someone in the mirror that you don’t know
And everything was all wrong
So burn it till it’s all gone

Yeah yeah yeah burn it
The voice inside me
Yeah yeah yeah burn it
I want it want it want it woah

Yeah yeah yeah burn it
The voice inside me
Yeah yeah yeah burn it
I want it want it want it woah

Burn it burn it yeah burn it burn it
I face the ‘you’ from the deepest recesses
Your embarrassments, loathing, hatred, and even your anger
How futile that is too, in the end
Perhaps all of that’s just a mirage
Perhaps, that’s right, I’m using all that as an excuse
It’s not like I’m being forced into being passionate
I hope that you’ll be careful of the word ‘original intentions’, don’t be afraid

Light it up, light it up
No matter what, that’s right, bastard, light it up
Whether it’s the you of the past or the you of the present
It’s all good, so just light it up bastard, that’s right
Will you turn into a burning sun
Or into the ash that remains after a fire
The choice and decision is always yours
May you never forget that a bold surrender is also a form of courage

I see the ashes falling out your window
There’s someone in the mirror that you don’t know
And everything was all wrong
So burn it till it’s all gone

Yeah yeah yeah burn it
The voice inside me
Yeah yeah yeah burn it
I want it want it want it woah

Yeah yeah yeah burn it
The voice inside me
Yeah yeah yeah burn it
I want it want it want it woah

Trans cr; Aditi | Spot Checker; Yein @ bts-trans

 

People (사람)

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English

Yeah yeah, it’s a light breeze
People that pass by
People that seep in
What kind of person am I?
Am I a good person?
Or a bad person?
Millions of ways to judge
Simply put, I’m also just a person

They’ll all live
They’ll all love
They’ll all fade away
And be forgotten

People change, just as I’ve changed too
There’s nothing permanent in this world
Everything is just a ‘happening’ passing through

Hmm… why so serious?
Why so serious? Why so serious?
Hmm… I’m so serious?
I’m so serious? I’m so… I’m so…

Well, so what?
So what if it just passes by?
So what?
So what if I get hurt?

Sometimes, I might get hurt again
At times I might shed tears, upset
So what?
So what if I live like that?

I flow the way water flows
Perhaps at the end there might be something
A special life, a normal life, each in its own way
What’s good is good, in the end
What’s good is good

Things don’t always go according to plan
Inconvenience is something everyone has to withstand
A repetition of extreme situations can make your life exhausting
People are like that

When you’re not there, you want to be there, and when you are, you don’t want to
Who said man was the animal of wisdom?
In my opinion, we’re clearly animals of regret

People change, just as you’ve changed too
There’s nothing permanent in this world
Everything is just a ‘happening’ passing through
Your averageness is in turn my specialness
Your specialness is in turn my averageness
Your averageness is in turn my specialness
Your specialness is in turn my averageness

Well, so what?
So what if it just passes by?
So what?
So what if I get hurt?

Sometimes, I might get hurt again
At times I might shed tears, upset
So what?
So what if I live like that?

Trans cr; Yein @ bts-trans

 

Honsool (혼술)

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English

Today as well, done with the day’s work
I return home right away
When I go in my room
It’s time to fully face me
The room full of silence
After I’m done showering
I detoxify with a drink
Maybe a drink’s the way to end a day that I can’t quite remember

An exhausting day, I somehow pushed through
A head-splitting schedule, hmm this is the third or fourth in a week, uh
Let’s drink just enough then go to bed, well it’s not like I can sleep anyway
I’ll just worry about tomorrow’s stuff when tomorrow comes, f*ck I don’t care

Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’
Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’

I end up not having any snacks, since I feel like I’ll throw up if I put something inside me
Since the alcohol’s kicking in, let’s get honest about my life
Oh yeah money, reputation, wealth
Trophies and stadiums too
It’s scary sometimes
And it makes me want to run away from it all, hm
Thought that I’d live life partying everyday if I became a superstar
Expectations freely hitting reality on the back of the head
It doesn’t matter, anyway, well
Tomorrow comes again, it gets dark
Whether it’s this kind of me or that kind of me
I’ll hang in there another day

Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’
Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’

Trans cr; Aditi | Spot Checkers; Aditi & Yein @ bts-trans

 

Interlude : Set me free

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English

Set me free, even though I know it’s not going to turn out the way I want
Set me free, even though I know that’s not what I want

Set me free, I float freely in the air
Set me free, for some reason I feel so blue these days
My day is spent crawling on the floor
And another day is spent flying in the blue sky
Why, why

Set me free, even though I know it’s not going to turn out the way I want
Set me free, even though I know that’s not what I want

Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free

Set me free

Trans cr; Faith | Spot Checker; Yein @ bts-trans

 

Dear my friend (어땠을까) (feat. Kim Jong Wan of NELL)

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English

Even now, as always
I miss you and miss you
As always and forever
The memories of us together linger around me
Perhaps, if I had held on to you then
or if I had stopped you then
As always and forever
Would we still be friends, what would it be like?

Dear my friend, how are you?
Well I’m doing fine, as you can see, mhm
Dear my friend, I’ll be honest with you
I still fucking hate you
I still remember the days we spent together
The times and many days when we went to Daegu together
If we’re two, together even the world isn’t scary
That’s what we said, yet we’re walking completely different paths now, damn

Do you remember that moment? Ah, it was probably in Sinsadong?
The conversation we shared while drinking soju
Our determination that we would eat the world up
Holding onto this ambitious dream, we were young and only 20 years old
It was a sudden loss of contact
After a long time, a call from an unknown number belonging to your parents came
With that one short phone call from them, I ran right away
The Seoul Detention Centre, Anyang was so far away

Even now, as always
I miss you and miss you
As always and forever
The memories of us together linger around me
Perhaps, if I had held on to you then
or if I had stopped you then
As always and forever
Would we still be friends, what would it be like?

Is it you who changed?*
Or is it I who changed?*
I even loathe the time that’s passing, we’ve both changed, I guess*
Hey, I resent you. Hey, I hate you.
Hey, even in this moment as I’m saying this, I miss you
The path I took to visit you at Seoul Detention Centre every week
I went out by myself on that long three-hour round trip
The day of your trial and the day of your release
I clearly remember the winter it snowed heavily, the white tofu**
And the you I saw for the first time in a while had become a completely different person
With hazy eyes, you said, “Do you want to try?*”
I got angry and then swore at you
There was no way to change back you, who had been my only friend, and now you’ve become a monster
The you I knew doesn’t exist, the me you knew doesn’t exist
I know that fact that we changed was not simply because of time
The me you used to know doesn’t exist, the you I used to know doesn’t exist
The fact that we changed was not simply because of time

Even now, as always
I miss you and miss you
As always and forever
The memories of us together linger around me
Perhaps, if I had held on to you then
or if I had stopped you then
As always and forever
Would we still be friends, what would it be like?

Even now, as always
I miss you and miss you
As always and forever
The memories of us together linger around me
Perhaps, if I had held on to you then
or if I had stopped you then
As always and forever
Would we still be friends, what would it be like?

What would it be like?

(T/N: *References to Spring Day lyrics.
**In Korea, white tofu is eaten after you’re released from prison because it symbolises a clean slate. It is also because in prison, you eat 콩밥/kong-bap which is rice+beans, and there is a saying, that “교도소 간다 (to go to prison” is the equivalent of “콩밥먹으러 간다 (to go to eat rice+beans)” and tofu is made out of soybeans, so eating it symbolises a transition that you’re no longer soybeans, and instead turning into tofu.)

Trans cr; Mary | Spot Checker; Yein @ bts-trans

 

 

 

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