BTS – Outro: Ego (English Translation and Ramblings)

Track 19 of the Map of the Soul: 7 album.
Written by:
j-hope, Hiss Noise, Supreme Boi
This is the last song of the Map of the Soul series (outside of the digital ON version).? Really interesting that the song starts with the same intro as the “Intro:? 2 Cool 4 Skool” which starts of their debut album.


The CC on their MV are quite good these days! :D
Mine’s a bit more literal but there’s really not that much to add.

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BTS – ON (English Translation and Ramblings)

Track 11 of the Map of the Soul: 7 album.

Written by:
Pdogg, RM, August Rigo, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel ‘Lindgren’ Schulz, Suga, j-hope, Antonina Armato, Krysta Youngs, Julia Ross


I haven’t had time to listen to the album carefully yet (curse you, real-life work~!!!), but I got too excited about the lyrics of this song so I had to do this quickly.


The song is weirdly straight forward with fairly direct translation to English possible… and yet, subtly not quite the same in English.  Oh, the fun.  I love this stuff. : )

The MV and the official subs are quite good!



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BTS – Interlude: Shadow (English Translation and Ramblings)

Interlude: Shadow, from their Map of the Soul: 7 album, which is not released yet…


I’ll be focusing on the specific word choices and the feelings they give here.   The subtitles on the MV are really good!  So I’ll just add a tiny bit, but I think the subtitles probably flow much better.

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BTS – Best Of Me (English Translation and Ramblings)


Track 03 on Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’ album.

Written by: Andrew Taggart, Pdogg, Rap Monster, Suga, J-Hope, “hitman” bang, Ray Michael Djan Jr, Ashton Foster, ADORA, Sam Klempner


They left the song vague enough to be interpreted as a love song but I think the common consensus is that this is a song to the ARMYs.


I really love the HER album because it feels different every time I listen to it.  Personally, I feel like it’s a very complex album and I get sad when people think it has less depth than the TEAR album.

It’s an album that’s masquerading as a simple and happy album of love and devotion.  And then when you delve deeper, a lot of the songs feel quite a bit darker with hidden pain.  But then you listen to it even more, and it feels really not that dark because it’s not like BTS is crying over the pain.  They seem to accept the bits of pain and darkness, in a matter of fact way, and embrace the love and positivity.

But you know what happens when someone who gets hurt smiles at you like it’s okay?  It makes you really want to hug them in a tight hug.  HER album evokes these types of emotions..


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BTS – First Love (English Translation and Ramblings)

Track 06 in Wings Album.

Written by:  Miss Kay and Suga.


I hadn’t planned on translating this song when it came out since the lyrics are not that complicated, but I’ve been listening to it more and more over the years and I just love it a lot… so I felt like I needed to do it.

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RM (BTS) – Everything Goes (English Translation + Ramblings)

Track 06 of RM playlist mono.


Poetic expressions + no official lyrics included… is not a good combination for lyrics translators.  RM, how could you?

I have to say one of the hardest things in translating this song was counting how many times he says “It will pass.”

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RM (BTS) – Badbye (English Translation + Ramblings)

Track 04 of RM’s Playlist Mono.

I am so slow and so sorry.

None of these tracks come with official lyrics, so they’re done by ear.  So the accuracy is probably more off than usual.

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BTS – Dionysus (English Translation and Ramblings)

Track 07 of the Map of the Soul: Persona album.

Written by:  Pdogg, J-Hope , Supereme Boi, RM, Suga, Roman Campolo


Dionysus is god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth, according to Wiki.

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