작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv)

 

Produced by Pdogg
Written by Pdogg, RM, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel “Lindgren” Schulz, “hitman” bang, SUGA, Emily Weisband, j-hope, Ashley Frangipane

Music Video | Dance Practice | Choreography

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The Korean title, 작은 것들을 위한 시, means “a poem for small things.”
It is quite interesting to think about the shift from Boy In Luv (2014) to Boy With Luv — from a young, passionate, immature love that is represented with masculine, macho-like lyrics and visuals, to a mature, “true” love that is about every small thing in life and in love that is represented with feminine, reflective lyrics that are more accepting and embracing.

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모든 게 궁금해 How’s your day
I’m curious about everything, how’s your day?

Oh tell me

뭐가 널 행복하게 하는지
What makes you happy

Oh text me

 

Your every picture

내 머리맡에 두고 싶어 oh bae
I’d like to have it by my pillow, oh bae

Come be my teacher

네 모든 걸 다 가르쳐줘
Teach me everything about you

Your 1, your 2

 

Listen my my baby 나는
Listen my my baby, I’m

저 하늘을 높이 날고 있어
flying high up in that sky

(그때 니가 내게 줬던 두 날개로)
(with the two wings that you gave me then)
From A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone: “
Although I want to fly, I don’t have wings. But your hands become my wings.”

이제 여긴 너무 높아
Now it’s too high up here

난 내 눈에 널 맞추고 싶어
I’d like to have my eyes meet you

Yeah you makin’ me a boy with luv

 

Oh my my my oh my my my

I’ve waited all my life

네 전부를 함께하고 싶어
I’d like to be with you at every moment of yours

Oh my my my oh my my my

Looking for something right

이제 조금은 나 알겠어
Now I feel like I know a bit about it

 

I want something stronger

Than a moment, than a moment, love

I have waited longer

For a boy with

For a boy with luv

 

널 알게 된 이후 ya 내 삶은 온통 너 ya
Since I got to know you, ya, my life is filled with you and you only, ya

사소한 게 사소하지 않게 만들어버린 너라는 별
A star that is called you, that made every trivial thing non-trivial

하나부터 열까지 모든 게 특별하지
From one to ten, everything is special

너의 관심사 걸음걸이 말투와 사소한 작은 습관들까지
From your interests, the way you walk, the way you talk, and your trivial, small habits

 

다 말하지 너무 작던 내가 영웅이 된 거라고 (Oh nah)
They say, I, who used to be so small, became a hero (Oh nah)

난 말하지 운명 따윈 처음부터 내 게 아니었다고 (Oh nah)
I say, things like destiny were never mine from the beginning (Oh nah)

세계의 평화 (No way)
The world’s peace (No way)

거대한 질서 (No way)
Some grand rules (No way)

그저 널 지킬 거야 난
Just going to protect you, I am
The above three lines are in line with the idea of an earlier verse: “
I’m flying high up in that sky (with the two wings that you gave me then). Now it’s too high up here. I’d like to have my eyes meet you,” which also reminds me of Namjoon’s words from (1) the 3rd Muster (November 2016) and (2) the WINGS Tour Final (December 2017), and (3) Jungkook’s interview from the WINGS Tour (June 2017):
(1) “To add some more thoughts, seeing ARMY bombs shining and sparkling like this, I feel like I’m in space. I feel like we are in a galaxy in space with many ARMYs. Even if the universe and the galaxy expand and grow in size, I hope you don’t think that the distance between our hearts grows. Your eyes shine brighter than ARMY bombs — every single one of you. To see the starlights in your eyes, and to brighten the lights, we are trying hard.”
(2) “And lastly, one thing that I really wanted to tell you is… you tell us via letters and sometimes messages, “I’m so happy that you’re achieving so much these days, but my life and my dream stay at the same place. You started with me but now are walking away, so I’m very happy but also finding it bittersweet.” But like I said before, even we could not believe in ourselves. We could not believe that we would be able to do it, that we would succeed. When we asked ourselves whether we’d be able to have a concert at the Gymnastics Arena, the answer was “No, I don’t know.” So, what I want to tell you is that we were really shabby in the beginning. But even we made it. So if it’s you, who recognized us, [you will be able to make it]. In your dream, or in your life if it’s not your dream, if our existence, our music, our performance, and our photos and videos can be a little help at some point, and if your pain is 100 and we can make it to 99, 98, 97…, our existence will be valuable enough. I love you, truly.”
(3) “I’ve heard that many fans say they feel like we’re becoming distant. I hope you don’t think like that. As our position gets high, don’t think we are getting distant. As we become high, we will come closer to you step by step, so don’t worry about such a thing.”

(Boy with luv)

 

Listen my my baby 나는
Listen my my baby, I’m

저 하늘을 높이 날고 있어
flying high up in that sky

(그때 니가 내게 줬던 두 날개로)
(with the two wings that you gave me then)

이제 여긴 너무 높아
Now it’s too high up here

난 내 눈에 널 맞추고 싶어
I’d like to have my eyes meet you

Yeah you makin’ me a boy with luv

 

Oh my my my oh my my my

You got me high so fast

네 전부를 함께하고 싶어
I’d like to be with you at every moment of yours

Oh my my my oh my my my

You got me fly so fast

이제 조금은 나 알겠어
Now I feel like I know a bit about it

 

Love is nothing stronger

Than a boy with luv

Love is nothing stronger

Than a boy with luv

 

툭 까놓고 말할게
I’ll just talk straight and honest

나도 모르게 힘이 들어가기도 했어
There were times when I was acting arrogant without knowing

높아버린 sky, 커져버린 hall
The sky that became too high, the hall that became too big

때론 도망치게 해달라며 기도했어
Sometimes I prayed to let me run away

But 너의 상처는 나의 상처
But your scar is my scar —

깨달았을 때 나 다짐했던걸
when I realized it, I promised myself

니가 준 이카루스의 날개로
that, with Icarus’ wings that you gave me, 

태양이 아닌 너에게로
I’d fly to you, not the sun
“Instead of flying too close to the sun like Icarus, I’d make myself fly ‘down’ to you and meet your eyes.”

Let me fly

 

Oh my my my oh my my my

I’ve waited all my life

네 전부를 함께하고 싶어
I’d like to be with you at every moment of yours

Oh my my my oh my my my

Looking for something right

이제 조금은 나 알겠어
Now I feel like I know a bit about it

 

I want something stronger

Than a moment, than a moment, love

Love is nothing stronger

Than a boy with luv

 

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5 thoughts on “작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv)

  1. Hey, my friend and I were wondering what the lyrics “love is nothing stronger than a boy with luv” means and I was wondering if you had your own interpretation of the lyric? Thanks!

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    • I need to give it some more thought, but my initial interpretation was “a boy with luv himself is as strong as love,” for him being a boy WITH luv, not boy IN luv. This is also related to the lyrical/musical/stylistic changes from “Boy In Luv” to “Boy With Luv” and to the evolution of the boys from those who are madly IN love and overwhelmed BY love to those who understand and appreciate love, and from wanting to be loved to wanting to love.

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  2. Finally you updated Boy with luv translation i’m so happy😊😊. But there is something wrong at the lyrics. At the lyrics you repeat “I’ve waited all my life” and “looking for something right” at 2nd chorus. that should be replace “you got me high so fast” and “you got me fly so fast”. I hope you fix it. Thank you so much

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  3. Hey! Your second chorus seems to be different from the original. I don’t know if you used the MV version or the Spotify version but the lyrics are sung my Jungkook more in the second chorus. Could you please check once? And thank you so much for the translations. I only wait for your translations and I absolutely love your interpretations ❤

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