Learning Korean with BTS: Blue & Grey Lyrics

BTS Blue & Grey lyrics to learn Korean

BTS has officially released one of its beautiful ballad songs, Blue & Grey, with emotional lyrics. This song is part of BTS comeback album entitled BE. BE consists of 8 main tracks: Dynamite, Life Goes On, Telepathy, Fly to My Room, Skit, Dis-ease, Stay, and Blue & Grey. Some BTS members such as V, Suga, RM, and J-Hope also participate in writing Blue & Grey lyrics. Meanwhile, this music is produced by pro musicians like Levi, Nive, Hiss Noise, and Metaphor. BTS delivers some meaningful messages through Blue & Grey lyrics. The lyrics basically tells about anxiety, depression, and individual emotions. Surely, it shows that BTS does concern about mental health issues. Besides, the music sounds tender, calm, and peaceful. This is typically a calming song to listen when we are feeling blue.

BTS Blue & Grey Lyrics, Romanization, and English Translation

V BTS writing Blue & Grey lyrics
Source: MTV YouTube

Where is my angel
ํ•˜๋ฃจ์˜ ๋์„ ๋“œ๋ฆฌ์šด (Haruye kkeuteul deuriun) = At the end of the day?
Someone come and save me, please
์ง€์นœ ํ•˜๋ฃจ์˜ ํ•œ์ˆจ๋ฟ (Jichin haruye hansumppun) = Only a sigh after a tiring day

์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ๋‹ค ํ–‰๋ณตํ•œ๊ฐ€ ๋ด (Saramdeureun da haengbokhanga bwa) = Everyone looks happy
Can you look at me? โ€˜Cuz I am blue & grey
๊ฑฐ์šธ์— ๋น„์นœ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ์˜ ์˜๋ฏธ๋Š” (Geoure bichin nunmurye yemineun) = The tears reflected in the mirror mean
์›ƒ์Œ์— ๊ฐ์ถฐ์ง„ ๋‚˜์˜ ์ƒ‰๊น” blue & grey (Useume gamchwojin naye saegkkal blue & grey) = The colors hidden behind my smile, blue & grey

์–ด๋””์„œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ž˜๋ชป๋๋Š”์ง€ ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์–ด (Eodiseobuteo jalmotdwaettneunji jal moreugesseo) = I donโ€™t know where things went wrong
๋‚˜ ์–ด๋ ค์„œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋จธ๋ฆฟ์†์—” ํŒŒ๋ž€์ƒ‰ ๋ฌผ์Œํ‘œ (Na eoryeoseobuteo meoritsogen paransaek mureumpyo) = A blue question mark in my head since I was a child
์–ด์ฉœ ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์น˜์—ดํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์‚ด์•˜๋Š”์ง€ ๋ชจ๋ฅด์ง€ (Eojjeom geuraeseo chiyeolhage sarattneunji moreuji) = Perhaps thatโ€™s why I lived so fiercely
But ๋’ค๋ฅผ ๋Œ์•„๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์—ฌ๊ธฐ ์šฐ๋‘์ปค๋‹ˆ ์„œ๋‹ˆ (But dwireul doraboni yeogi udukeoni seoni) = But once I look back, I still stand here
๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์ง‘์–ด์‚ผ์ผœ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ € ์„œ์Šฌ ํผ๋Ÿฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ž (Nareul jibeosamkyeobeorineun jeo seoseul peoreon geurimji) = That menacing shadow devours me
์—ฌ์ „ํžˆ๋„ ํŒŒ๋ž€์ƒ‰ ๋ฌผ์Œํ‘œ๋Š” (Yeojeonhido paransaek mureumpyoneun) = The blue question mark
๊ณผ์—ฐ ๋ถˆ์•ˆ์ธ์ง€ ์šฐ์šธ์ธ์ง€ (Gwayeon burhaninji uurinji) = Is it anxiety or sadness?
์–ด์ฉœ ์ •๋ง ํ›„ํšŒ์˜ ๋™๋ฌผ์ธ์ง€ (Eojjeom jeongmal huhweye donmurinji) = or perhaps a regret manifested
์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด์€ ์™ธ๋กœ์›€์ด ๋‚ณ์€ ๋‚˜์ผ์ง€ (Animyeoneun weroumi naheun nailji) = Or perhaps itโ€™s that I was born in loneliness
์—ฌ์ „ํžˆ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์–ด ์„œ์Šฌ ํผ๋Ÿฐ ๋ธ”๋ฃจ (Yeojeonhi moreugesseo seoseul peoreon beullu) = I still donโ€™t know that menacing blue
์ž ์‹๋˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ธธ ๋ฐ”๋ž˜ ์ฐพ์„ ๊ฑฐ์•ผ ์ถœ๊ตฌ (Jamsikdweji anhgil barae chajeul geoya chulgu) = I hope I donโ€™t get devoured, I will find the way out

I just wanna be happier
์ฐจ๊ฐ€์šด ๋‚  ๋…น์—ฌ์ค˜ (Chagaun nal nokyeojwo) = Melt me, Iโ€™m cold
์ˆ˜์—†์ด ๋‚ด๋ฏผ ๋‚˜์˜ ์† (Sueobsi naemin naye son) = My hand reached out endlessly
์ƒ‰๊น” ์—†๋Š” ๋ฉ”์•„๋ฆฌ (Saegkkal eobneun meari) = A colorless echo
Oh this ground feels so heavier
I am singing by myself
I just wanna be happier
์ด๊ฒƒ๋„ ํฐ ์š•์‹ฌ์ผ๊นŒ (Igeotdo keun yoksimilkka) = Is this too much to ask for?

์ถ”์šด ๊ฒจ์šธ ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๊ฑธ์„ ๋•Œ ๋Š๋‚€ (Chuun gyeoul georireul georeul ttaeneukkin) = I walked along the cold winter streets
๋นจ๋ผ์ง„ ์‹ฌ์žฅ์˜ ํ˜ธํก ์†Œ๋ฆด (Ppallajin simjangi hoheum soril) = I felt the breathing of the heart beating faster
์ง€๊ธˆ๋„ ๋Š๋ผ๊ณค ํ•ด (Jigeumdo neukkigon hae) = Even now, I still feel it
๊ดœ์ฐฎ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•˜์ง€ ๋งˆ (Gwaenchanhdago haji ma) = Donโ€™t say itโ€™s okay
๊ดœ์ฐฎ์ง€ ์•Š์œผ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ (Gwaenchanhji anheunikka) = Because itโ€™s not okay
์ œ๋ฐœ ํ˜ผ์ž ๋‘์ง€ ๋ง์•„ ์ค˜ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์•„ํŒŒ (Jebal honja duji marajwo neomu apa) = Please donโ€™t leave me alone, it hurts so much

๋Š˜ ๊ฑท๋Š” ๊ธธ๊ณผ ๋Š˜ ๋ฐ›๋Š” ๋น› (Neul geotneun gilgwaneul batneun bit) = The road I used to walk , the light that used to shine on me
But ์˜ค๋Š˜์€ ์™ ์ง€ ๋‚ฏ์„  scene (But oneureun waenji natseon scene) = But today it is like a different scene
๋ฌด๋ŽŒ์ง„ ๊ฑธ๊นŒ ๋ฌด๋„ˆ์ง„ ๊ฑธ๊นŒ (Mudyeojin geolkka muneojin geolkka) = Did I become dull or did it fall apart
๊ทผ๋ฐ ๋ฌด๊ฒ๊ธด ํ•˜๋‹ค ์ด ์‡ณ๋ฉ์ธ (Geunde mugeobgin hada i swetdeongin) = But sure it is heavy block of steel
๋‹ค๊ฐ€์˜ค๋Š” ํšŒ์ƒ‰ ์ฝ”๋ฟ”์†Œ (Dagaoneun hyesaek koppulso) = A grey rhino coming towards me
์ดˆ์  ์—†์ด ๋‚œ ๋ฉ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ ์„œ์žˆ์–ด (Chojeom eobsi nan deonggeureoni seoisseo) = I just stand staring blankly
๋‚˜๋‹ต์ง€ ์•Š์•„ ์ด ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ (Nadabji anha i sungan) = I donโ€™t feel like myself at this moment
๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋ฌด์„ญ์ง€๊ฐ€ ์•Š์•„ (Geunyang museobjiga anha) = Iโ€™m just not scared

๋‚œ ํ™•์‹ ์ด๋ž€ ์‹  ๋”ฐ์œ„ ์•ˆ ๋ฏฟ์–ด (Nan hwagsiniran sin ttawi an mideo) = I donโ€™t believe in the god that is certainty
์ƒ‰์ฑ„ ๊ฐ™์€ ๋ง์€ ๊ฐ„์ง€๋Ÿฌ์›Œ (Saekchae gateun mareun ganjireowo) = Colorful words make me nervous
๋„“์€ ํšŒ์ƒ‰์ง€๋Œ€๊ฐ€ ํŽธํ•ด (Neolbeun hwesaekjidaega pyeonhae) = Wide grey land putting me at ease
์—ฌ๊ธฐ ์ˆ˜์–ต ๊ฐ€์ง€ ํ‘œ์ •์˜ grey (Yeogi sueok gaji pyojeonge grey) = Here are millions of grey expressions
๋น„๊ฐ€ ์˜ค๋ฉด ๋‚ด ์„ธ์ƒ (Biga omyeon nae sesang) = When it rains, itโ€™s my world
์ด ๋„์‹œ ์œ„๋กœ ์ถค์ถ˜๋‹ค (I dosi wiro chumchunda) = I dance on the top of this city
๋ง‘์€ ๋‚ ์—” ์•ˆ๊ฐœ๋ฅผ (Malgeun naren angaereul) = Fog on a sunny day
์ –์€ ๋‚ ์—” ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋Š˜ (Jeojeun naren hamkke neul) = May we always be together on rainy days
์—ฌ๊ธฐ ๋ชจ๋“  ๋จผ์ง€๋“ค (Yeogi modeun meonjideul) = for all the dust here,
์œ„ํ•ด ์ถ•๋ฐฐ๋ฅผ (Wihae chukbaereul) = Letโ€™s raise a glass

I just wanna be happier
๋‚ด ์†์˜ ์˜จ๊ธธ ๋Š๊ปด์ค˜ (Nae sone ongil neukkyeojwo) = Feel the warmth of my hands
๋”ฐ๋œปํ•˜์ง€๊ฐ€ ์•Š์•„์„œ ๋„ค๊ฐ€ ๋”์šฑ ํ•„์š”ํ•ด (Ttatteuthajiga anhaseo nega deouk piryohae) = I need you more because itโ€™s not warm
Oh this ground feels so heavier
I am singing by myself
๋จผ ํ›—๋‚  ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์›ƒ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋ฉด (Meon hutnal naega utge dwemyeon) = Far in the future, if I smile
๋งํ• ๊ฒŒ ๊ทธ๋žฌ์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  (Marhalge geuraesseotdago) = Iโ€™ll say, thatโ€™s how it was

ํ—ˆ๊ณต์— ๋– ๋„๋Š” ๋ง์„ ๋ชฐ๋ž˜ ์ฃผ์›Œ ๋‹ด๊ณ  ๋‚˜๋‹ˆ (Heogonge tteodoneun mareul mollae juwo damgo nani) = After secretly taking back the words drifting in void
์ด์ œ ์ƒˆ๋ฒฝ์ž ์ด ๋“œ๋„ค good night (Ije saebyeokjami deune) = I fall asleep at dawn, good night

Learning from BTS Blue & Grey Lyrics

How do you feel after you got the meaning of BTS Blue & Grey lyrics above? Well, it generally tells about mental health issues such as loneliness, depression, and anxiety. The things that we can relate lately, especially during the pandemic. Those are beautifully written in symbols, representations, or metaphors. Even the title obviously represents the message. Blue and grey are symbols of anxiety or exhaustion. However, it doesnโ€™t lead us to be more anxious since the music is very beautiful, calming, and tender. Most importantly, this song has the positive purpose which is to empower and encourage us. So, letโ€™s learn some interesting points from BTS Blue & Grey lyrics below.ํŒŒ

  1. ํŒŒ๋ž€์ƒ‰ ๋ฌผ์Œํ‘œ (Paransaek mureumpyo)

Symbols in BTS Blue & Grey lyrics

Source: MTV YouTube

We find this term in line ์—ฌ์ „ํžˆ๋„ ํŒŒ๋ž€์ƒ‰ ๋ฌผ์Œํ‘œ๋Š” ๊ณผ์—ฐ ๋ถˆ์•ˆ์ธ์ง€ ์šฐ์šธ์ธ์ง€ (Yeojeonhido paransaek mureumpyoneun gwayeon burhaninji uurinji). The literal translation is โ€œThe blue question mark, is it anxiety or sadness?โ€ ํŒŒ๋ž€์ƒ‰ (Paransaek) means blue while ๋ฌผ์Œํ‘œ (mureumpyo) means question mark. Blue question mark could represent the anxiety or sadness. That line implies that someone is questioning or wondering if this anxious feeling has been haunting him for the entire life. Sometimes we do feel clueless if we are in this difficult situation. So, it makes sense if we are still questioning our anxiety or sadness if weโ€™re through in mental issues.

2. ํ˜ผ์ž (Honja)

Loneliness in BTS Blue & Grey lyrics
Source: MTV YouTube

This adverb is found in line ์ œ๋ฐœ ํ˜ผ์ž ๋‘์ง€ ๋ง์•„ ์ค˜ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์•„ํŒŒ (Jebal honja duji marajwo neomu apa). We could translate it to โ€œPlease donโ€™t leave me alone, it hurts so muchโ€. ํ˜ผ์ž (Honja) means alone. BTS also brings loneliness issue in Blue & Grey lyrics. When it comes to both colors, we automatically think about loneliness. Loneliness is part of anxiety. That line implies that someone definitely needs companion or support system whenever he feels anxious. It really hurts being in the difficult situation if we are lonely. As a result, we beg someone else not to leave us alone.

3. ์ฐจ๊ฐ€์šด (Chagaun)

Source: MTV YouTube

This term is taken from line ์ฐจ๊ฐ€์šด ๋‚  ๋…น์—ฌ์ค˜ (Chagaun nal nokyeojwo). We can literally translate it to โ€œMelt me, Iโ€™m coldโ€. ์ฐจ๊ฐ€์šด (Chagaun) is adjective form of ์ฐจ๊ฐ‘๋‹ค (chagabda) which means โ€œcoldโ€. The term โ€œcoldโ€ in BTS Blue & Grey lyrics represents emptiness or loneliness. We commonly feel it when we are insecure, anxious, or depressed. That line implies that we need the warm figures that support us to overcome it. So, their warmth will give us the positive energy and release our difficulties.

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