Life Goes On

Produced by Pdogg
Written by Pdogg, RM, Ruth, Chris James, Antonina Armato, SUGA, j-hope

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More official MVs: on my pillow, in the forest, like an arrow

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During the global press conference for “BE,” RM shared that ‘Life Goes On’ was written before ‘Dynamite’ and that the two songs have the same root and are intended to carry the same message of comfort.

BTS previously shared the message of this song during the group’s speech at the 75th UN General Assembly. “Life goes on. Let’s live on.”

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어느 날 세상이 멈췄어
One day, the world stopped

아무런 예고도 하나 없이
without any forewarning

봄은 기다림을 몰라서
Spring, not knowing how to wait

눈치 없이 와버렸어
or how to read the room, showed up anyway

 

발자국이 지워진 거리
The streets where footprints are wiped away

여기 넘어져있는 나
I who lies fallen here

혼자 가네 시간이
Time flows on its own

미안해 말도 없이
without even saying sorry

 

오늘도 비가 내릴 것 같아
It looks like it’ll rain today as well

흠뻑 젖어버렸네
I’m completely soaked

아직도 멈추질 않아
It’s still not stopping

저 먹구름보다 빨리 달려가
I run faster than those dark clouds

그럼 될 줄 알았는데
I thought that’d make it alright

나 겨우 사람인가 봐
But, it turns out I’m just a mere human 

몹시 아프네
It hurts so bad

 

세상이란 놈이 준 감기 [gamgi]
The cold that the world gave me

덕분에 눌러보는 먼지 쌓인 되감기 [deogamgi]
Thanks to it, I push the dusty rewind button

넘어진 채 청하는 엇박자의 춤 [choom]
Lying fallen, I ask you to dance with me off beat 

겨울이 오면 내쉬자 더 뜨거운 숨 [soom]
When winter comes, let’s exhale an even warmer breath

 

끝이 보이지 않아
There’s no end in sight

출구가 있긴 할까
Would there be an exit at all

발이 떼지질 않아 않아 oh
My feet refuse to move, oh

잠시 두 눈을 감아
Close your eyes for a moment

여기 내 손을 잡아
Hold my hand here

저 미래로 달아나자
Let’s run away to the future

 

Like an echo in the forest

하루가 돌아오겠지
Another day will come

아무 일도 없단 듯이
as if nothing happened

Yeah life goes on

Like an arrow in the blue sky
Note: I’m thinking of a contrail, which is called 비행운 or 비행기 구름 (each literally translated to “flying cloud” and “airplane cloud”), especially given the next line that says another day will “fly” by.

또 하루 더 날아가지
Another day will fly by

On my pillow, on my table

Yeah life goes on

Like this again

 

이 음악을 빌려 너에게 나 전할게
I’d borrow this music and tell you

사람들은 말해 세상이 다 변했대
People say the world has changed

다행히도 우리 사이는
Thankfully, between you and I,

아직 여태 안 변했네
it’s still the same

 

늘 하던 시작과 끝 안녕이란 말로
With “annyeong” that I always say to start and finish the day,
Note: Annyeong is an informal way to say both hello and good bye.

오늘과 내일을 또 함께 이어보자고
let’s thread today and tomorrow together again

멈춰있지만 어둠에 숨지 마
Although everything is paused, don’t hide in the dark

빛은 또 떠오르니깐
because the light will shine again

 

끝이 보이지 않아
There’s no end in sight

출구가 있긴 할까
Would there be an exit at all

발이 떼지질 않아 않아 oh
My feet refuse to move, oh

잠시 두 눈을 감아
Close your eyes for a moment

여기 내 손을 잡아
Hold my hand here

저 미래로 달아나자
Let’s run away to the future

 

Like an echo in the forest

하루가 돌아오겠지
Another day will come

아무 일도 없단 듯이
as if nothing happened

Yeah life goes on

Like an arrow in the blue sky

또 하루 더 날아가지
Another day will fly by

On my pillow, on my table

Yeah life goes on

Like this again

 

I remember

I remember

I remember

I remember

 

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