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

Track 03 of RM’s Mono Playlist:  Moonchild.
Music Video

Produced by RM, Hiss noise


I’m not quite sure of the English part of the lyrics.  Might have to listen to the song a few more times and correct over time.   Most of the Korean lyrics are in the latter half of the song.  Continue reading “RM (BTS) – Moonchild (English Translation + Ramblings)”

RM (BTS) – Tokyo + Seoul (English Translation + Ramblings)

Album Produced by RM
Co-produced by Pdogg, Hiss noise
ALL songs Composed & Lyrics by RM
ALL songs Rap & Vocal Arrangement – RM
ALL songs Recording Engineer – RM @ RKive
Mastering Engineer – Randy Merrill @ Sterling Sound, New York, USA

I’m sure he’s trying to torture me by not including the formal lyrics, even in Korean.  I read a bunch of different versions of Korean lyrics on Korean blogs/forums, but  still not sure I have it correct.  Will just try my best…

The whole album feels like one continuous long song with different phases, rather than a collection of songs.  This makes me feel like I need to translate the songs in the order that the album is created, rather than to pick out just a few I like here and there.

I will try to work on it slowly..

The studio @RKive (obviously wordplay on “archive”) reminds me of RM’s poem in the last episode of BTS Run (season 2).  His “기억을 ㄱ 한다/remember the ‘ㄱ’/memories” and his studio is the archive where he stores these memories in the form of songs.

I’m assuming the word “mono” could mean “solo work” as well as “monochromatic.”  The whole album feels very grey like a rainy day.  The grey world at times seem like a negative thing in this album, but considering how RM has been known to enjoy walking around in the rain, he seems to have a love-hate relationship with the grey world.

Track 01. Tokyo almost seems to flow into Track 02. Seoul, so I’ll put both in this post.

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j-hope (BTS) – Airplane + Blue Side (English Translation + Ramblings)

Track 06 of the Mixtape.

The lyrical theme to Airplane (track 06) seems similar to Baseline (04) and HangSang (05) in some ways, but a bit softer…

This album works so nicely as a whole.  It also seems to be a BTS characteristic that while they have some hype and anger at the world, they always try to leave on a more positive and soothing note.


The lyrics on MV are pretty good.  I guess mine tends to be too literal sometimes, and rambling, but they did a really good job with general flow and meaning.


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j-hope (BTS) – Baseline + HangSang (English Translation + Ramblings)

I think tracks 04-06 are similar in theme, just like tracks 01-03 were similar.   Tracks 04-06 seem to be about where j-hope and BTS came from, leading to where they are now.

This post will have Baseline (track 04) lyrics which are short and simple, and part of HangSang (track 05).

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j-hope (BTS) – POP + Daydream (English Translation + Ramblings)

P.O.P (Piece of Peace) pt. 1 (track 02) + just some of Daydream (track 03) in this post.

I wasn’t planning to really translate these songs but his mixtape has a bit of… a flow of ideas, where it works better when you read the lyrics from beginning to end.   So I’ll do these quickly so the album as a whole can seem more cohesive when reading about other tracks.


As I said in post for Hope World (track 01), I think the tracks 01-03 are similar in their themes of putting hopeful and positive face on reality.


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j-hope (BTS) – Hope World (English Translation + Ramblings)

Is he going by small case j-hope instead of J-Hope?  That seems to be the way he is listed on the mixtape credits.  You can download the whole  mixtape with lyrics here or listen to it on itunes.

BigHit seems to have  hired good translators for the subtitles of the MV’s.  The subtitles for both the Daydream and Airplane are quite good.  The lyrics are not too complicated for these songs either, so the subs on the MV’s are pretty good for these songs.


Tracks 01-03 seem similar in themes.  These three tracks seem to illustrate his acceptance of his imperfect human side along with his efforts to strive for positivity.   There seems to be a lot of tie-in with the Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’ album as well.

Hope World mixtape was released on March 2, 2018 KST.   This was the first day of a new school year as the kids go up in grade in early spring in Korea.  I don’t know if that was intentional but a lot of K-Army thought it was supposed represent hope of new beginnings.


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RM (BTS) – God Rap (English Translation + Ramblings)

This was a request from 52Hz. ^^
Cleaned up a bit Jan 27, 2017.  When I’m less drunk and tired…^^;;

Track 07 from RM mixtape.  This is a hidden track, so it is not on their soundcloud and you need to download from their blog.

Here is a copy uploaded by someone on youtube (I usually don’t link non-official uploads, but in case someone wants to sample the song….)

Lyrics by Rap Monster
Original Track: J.Cole – God’s Gift.

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