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BTS: Top 10 Most Beautiful Lyrics
Music is the universal language of the world. Even if you don't speak English, or Korean, or any other language, you still feel the inexplicable emotions portrayed through the simple melodies and unique compositions.
BTS, or 방탄소년단, are a Korean boy band composed of 7 members that together have managed to create unique music enjoyed by many. From songs about falling in love, to falling out of love. From the love of brothers, to the hatred of enemies. From giving up on your dreams, to creating new dreams. From growing up, to staying forever young. BTS has managed to capture beautiful moments in their songs, and in doing so, have created mesmerizing lyrics that are simply art.
Keep reading to find out the top 10 most beautiful lyrics by BTS, with small analysis included from the opinion of a fellow ARMY.
10. No More Dream
Life is the most beautiful journey that you will ever undertake. From learning in school about history, to making your own history, life can be everything that you want it to be.
"Go on your own path, even if you live for a day. Do something, put away your weakness."
People will try to force you to be a certain way. They will try to make you into just another human, and not let you be free to chose who you want to become. But never let yourself be pushed around, instead, fight back.
"Rebel against the hellish society, dreams area a special pardon. Ask yourself about your dream profile, become the main subject of your life that has always been suppressed."
No More Dream is a song about our generation. This is a song about not knowing what you'll be when you grow up, and how that is okay. This is a song about looking at yourself in the mirror, and becoming the person you want to be.
"Why're you telling me to go a different path? Take care of yourself, please don't force me."
And people will still try to force you to do what they wish. They will try, but you can try even harder. Because remember, this is your life. No one else's. Now go, and become the person you have always wanted to be.
"To all the youngsters without dreams."
In today’s world, everyone has a single goal in mind- to succeed. However, this goal was engraved into our minds when we were merely kids who barely learned how to count. We never had a choice in regards to this goal.
"A good house, a good car, will these things bring happiness? In Seoul, to the sky, will parents really be happy?"
Our parents, the people who raised us, sometimes they have high expectation from us for many things. Perhaps they have regrets from their own childhoods, or maybe they wish for you to be better than they ever could be. Regardless of the actual reason, the fact remains that most of our lives was our parents choice, including our life itself.
"Dreams disappeared, there was no time to rest. Everyone lives the same life, students who are pressured to be number one, live in between dreams and reality."
People often call us lucky for even having the opportunity to have an education, and while this is true, an education does not mean increased anxiety and high stress levels. But then again, they never bothered to give us a choice.
"They trap us in borders, the adults, there's no choice but to consent."
Since the moment we were born, our lives belong to the people who gave birth to us, to the ones who raised us. They chose what to dress us up as, what to give us to eat, and what things we should learn. Since the moment we were born, our lives were never really ours. Instead, we were forced to deal with it, and learn to like it.
"Adults tell me that hardships are only momentary, to endure a little more, to do it later."
N.O. is not a song about rebelling for our immatureness, but instead, this is a song about finding the freedom we deserve. Because our dreams are not the same as our parents’. Because we have a choice. Because at the end of the day, this is our life, and no one else’s.
"Everybody say NO! It can't be any later. Don't be trapped in someone else's dream."
Friends, lovers, family. The people that surround your live have all played an essential role into creating the person you are today. Each person you have met, and each person you will continue to meet, will play a part into the evolution of your true self. But sometimes, some people leave early, and leave you with only shards of the whole piece.
"No matter how far I reach for you, it is just an empty dream."
And yet, you still chase after them. You continue to chase for whatever they stood for, for their beliefs, for their ideas, for their hopes and dreams. You continue to run towards them, having faith that you will get to meet them, once again.
"Please let me run more. Even though my feet are full of scars, I smile whenever I see you."
And sometimes while you run, you remember just how much they changed you, and you can't help but to trip over yourself.
"It's ok to fall down. It's ok to be injured. I'm happy even though I can't get you."
But some people are not meant to return back to you. And that's okay. You just need to realize that they will still continue to light your path, even if they are not by your side.
"Like chasing a butterfly or wondering in dreams, I follow your traces. Please guide me, please stop me, please let me breathe."
Run is a song that demonstrates how boys run away from adulthood, and into adulthood itself with the help of each other. This is a song that portrays the journey through life, and how you need to run just to reach it in time. And how you must continue to run to learn more about the truth of your life.
"Love is a lie, don't tell me bye."
Just remember, you don't always need to run alone.
7. Let Me Know
Falling in love is wonderful, but falling out of love is tragic. Sometimes you are satisfied with the result, while other times you are desperate for something that is now gone.
"Girl let me know, although I already know everything is over, although you're over me, girl let me know."
Because the flame of love is so strong, and most of the time, you get burned along the way. But what happens once that flame dies down?
"Like dreams, like fireworks, we burned, and yet only ashes remained."
When they leave, you forget how your life used to be without them. When they leave, you remember how tiring loneliness was.
"Now I look back at the film with you, too early to do anything by thinking of you. You took away my stars at night, my sun at day, only leaving me with the darkness of a single cold cloud."
And this is love; wonderful in the beginning, but miserable in the end.
"If there are hellos, then there's bound to be goodbyes."
Let Me Know is a song about not being able to let go of the person that once loved you. This is a song that sings about desperation, about being broken, about wanting to know why everything fell apart. This is a song that shows how, if you two were to meet again, only goodbyes would remain.
"Your hand gestures, your eyes, they are faded but not gone. Why won't it go away?"
Because even though you are not together anymore, that person will forever remain in your mind. Because they will never truly leave. Not really.
"My lingering feelings are trying to withstand the end, so please tell me something. Girl let me know."
6. Best of Me
For many, love is the most beautiful emotion that exists in this world.
"When you say that you love me, feels like I'm walking across the sky."
The most beautiful, but also the most dangerous. Because once you love someone, your thoughts revolve around them, and everything they represent for you. And because once you love someone, they will always hold a piece of you, just like you hold just a bit of them.
"You got the best of me, so please don't leave me. Whether this is a dream or reality, it's not important. Just the fact that you're by my side, thanks."
But sometimes, sometimes love does not turn out how we expect it to. But the fact remains that, thanks to them, you were to find yourself. And that is more than enough.
"I haven't seen the end to myself either, but if there's such a thing, wouldn't it be you? I wanted a warm wave, but why didn't I know you're the ocean?"
Best Of Me is a song about the tragedies and wonders of love, and the beautifully chaotic relationships. Some people say that BTS is clearly dedicating this song to the ARMYs, their loyal fans, while others say that this is a song about two lovers who learned about themselves through each other.
"But all unhappiness stopped, you brought heaven to me. Don't speak so easily, because without you, there's no me."
The amazing thing about music is that everyone can have different interpretations, and no one needs to be wrong. In the case of this song, whether you think its a love letter for the fans or for a lover, the truth remains that the love between both was so strong that everything was perfect in the moments they were together.
"Tell me about forever, just one more time. When you say that you love me, I just need those words that you'll never change, just one more time."
Sometimes in life, you have dreams that make you so afraid. There are some dreams that are fleeting, like a first kiss, and others that are grounding, like the sea surrounding you. And sometimes, you cannot distinguish those dreams with reality
"Will you stop time if this moment passes, as though it hadn't happened?"
Like a butterfly, dreams are able to fly on their own. And like a butterfly, we cannot hold dreams forever, or else their wings will break, and they will no longer be able to fly. A dream can only stay if it chooses to, just like a butterfly will.
"It's like a wind that gently strokes me, it's like a dust that gently drifts along. You're there but for some reason, I can't reach you."
Butterfly is a song about dreams. This is a song about hoping for a better reality. This is a song about small dreams that, like dust in the wind, softly pass by without us noticing.
"Will you stay by my side? Will you promise me? If I let go of your hand, you'll fly and break. I'm scared of that."
Because like a butterfly, dreams cannot be forced to stay. And even if they do choose to fly off, a part of them will forever remain within you, wherever you look.
"Don't think of anything, don't say anything, not even a word. Just give me a smile."
Because butterflies never truly leave.
4. Born Singer
Think about all the things you have gone through to be in this precise moment. Are you satisfied? Or do you wish for more? Yet, one thing remains to be true- sometimes it takes us a long time to truly admit to ourselves just how far we have come in life.
"I'm a born singer, a little belated confession. The mirage that always seemed so far away is now before my eyes."
Some people use stories as a gateway to communicate themselves, while others use music to demonstrate their array of feelings. BTS, however, combined both, and were able to create amazing narrations of the many complex moments that surround life.
"Living on, my notebook's filled with rhymes, in the waiting room and between performances I hold a pen and write the lyrics. This is how I am, did something about me change before your eyes?"
But as this song shows, sometimes we are afraid to let go of ourselves, and to chase our dreams. Because what if that dream isn't what we thought it was? Or what if we weren't the person meant for that dream? What if we let us, and everyone around, down?
"Truthfully, I was afraid, I said I'd show them all but I was afraid of proving myself. The fact that a kid who grew up on pens and books is now surprising the world, I dunno. I was afraid I'd stand asymmetrical to the world's expectations."
And this is all society's fault. The instilled fear engraved into the core of out very beings comes from all the pressure put upon our shoulders to accomplish our goals, and be content with the results. And we are scared because we know that we might not be able to make others proud of ourselves, like we wished they were.
"And let the haters hate on me, while you were teasing the keyboard I fulfilled my dreams. In any case, it's me who's gone further than you at age 20."
At the end of the day, if you worked and tried your best, you will accomplish all your dreams. And only then will you be able to smile, and laugh at the world that once laughed at you.
"Every moment I make sure not to lose my integrity, to always be myself."
Born Singer, although a cover, is a song that beautifully captures the true essence of BTS, and just how far they have come to be where they are now. This song shows that, even though you might start in the bottom, you can always climb upwards until you reach the stars. But even more important is knowing that, although you have already done many great things, you are still the same person that once began with nothing, but now has everything they need to be happy.
"I'm a born singer, perhaps an early confession, but I'm good. I'm good."
3. Save Me
Close your eyes, and remember the person who made you whole. Close your eyes, and picture their honest eyes, their mysterious smiles, their beauty wrapped in perfect imperfections. Close your eyes, and remember the person who you love.
"Don't wanna be lonely, just wanna be yours."
Falling in love is a moment in life that cannot be put into words. Some people will say that it is like paradise, walking through the clouds and feeling the wind against your face. Others will say that it is like being in the beach, listening to the waves of the sea, and feeling the prickling sun on your skin. Either way, falling in love means not being lonely anymore. Falling in love is belonging somewhere, for the first time in your life.
"Listen to my heartbeat, it calls you whenever it wants to. Because within this pitch black darkness, you are shining so brightly."
Save Me is a song that narrates how love can save you. This is a song that shows how nothing is lost forever, and how instead, you can find everything if you just look. This is a song that shows how one single person can help you find yourself.
"Thank you for letting me be me. For helping me fly, for giving me wings, for straightening me out, for waking me from being suffocated, for waking me from a dream which was all I was living in."
This is a song about two lovers who, together, saved themselves.
"Give me your hand and save me. I need your love before I fall."
2. Spring Day
Remember the person that once made you feel unique, that made you believe in fairy tales, and made the world seem like a never ending adventure? Remember the person that left you smiling, the person that made you have hope for the future, the person that made you find yourself? Remember the person that you once called best friend?
"I miss you. When I say that, I miss you more."
But they left. Or maybe you left. But the friendship between you left, or perhaps it was never really there. The truth is, you still keep hoping for them to come back. You still keep hoping for everything to back to the way it once was.( And if you were honest with yourself, you know that you would rather live in that lie than not live at all).
"How much more do I have to wait? How many more nights do I have to stay up. Until I can see you? Until I can meet you?"
Spring Day is a song about a missing friend, and how the hope that they once gave you is still there. This is a song about longing, about faith, about bringing the past into the future. This is a song about two friends who are apart.
"Although you left, there hasn't been a day that I have forgotten you. Honestly, I miss you, but now, I'll erase you because that will hurt less than resenting you."
This song shows that it is okay to keep hoping for someone to come back, even if you let them go. This song shows that sometimes, you both hope for the same thing, but are millions of worlds apart. This song shows that even though a friend might be gone, the friendship you both had will never be.
"If you wait a little longer, if you stay up a few more nights, I'll go see you, I'll go pick you up... Stay there a little longer."
1. Young Forever
Have you ever been afraid about growing up? Has your mind ever been confused by helplessness for a future that is out of your hands? Have you ever wanted to go back to your youth, and simply live again?
"I try to turn things around, telling myself this world can't always be the way I want it to be."
Have you ever wanted to simply leave everything behind, and just become the person you were always meant to be?
"Even though there might not always be an audience to please, I know that I will always want to sing."
Young Forever is a song that narrates the transition from boyhood to adulthood, the stage of life that everyone will one day undergo. But this song doesn't simply state this; this song perfectly captures how, even though we will all grow old one day, our hearts will remain forever young just like the moments of our past.
"I want to stay this way for life. I want to stay young forever."
Combined with a sense of desperation and calmness, the lyrics to this song definitely deserve being called beautiful, with no hesitation. This song captures how we are all trying to hold on to our youth, to the moments where we could simply be kids who lived life at its fullest. This song shows how, although we will eventually enter the hardships of life and forget to enjoy the simple things of the world, we will forever remain young through the memories that we all once shared.
"Even when I fall and hurt myself, I keep running toward my dream."
Because our youth will forever be our most beautiful moment in life.
Keep in mind, these are only some of the many lyrics that stood out to me the most. If there are others that you think I should have mentioned, then comment down below!
Thank you so much for reading some beautiful lyrics, and my own crazy interpretations to them.
Thank you, once again, for everything.
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