BTS's 'Spring Day' Explores the Hardship of Missing Your Loved Ones: See the Translated Lyrics

Now that BTS is attracting a wider audience of English speakers, Billboard wants to help new fans understand the meaning behind the lyrics. BTS doesn’t shy away from introspective lyrics about their own issues. But before their social consciousness culminated in a collaboration with UNICEF, the septet explored the longing that persists when companionship is complicated by separation on the song "Spring Day."

Members Suga and RM co-wrote the lyrics, which add a deep resonance to their interpretive choreography. The metaphor of the spring day enhances the emotional impact of lines like “I hate even this moment that is passing by” since cherry blossoms symbolize the ephemerality of life.

Here are the original lyrics to “Spring Day,” followed by the English translation:

보고 싶다
이렇게 말하니까 더
보고 싶다
너희 사진을 보고 있어도
보고 싶다
너무 야속한 시간
나는 우리가 밉다
이젠 얼굴 한 번 보는 것도
힘들어진 우리가
여긴 온통 겨울 뿐이야
8월에도 겨울이 와
마음은 시간을 달려가네
홀로 남은 설국열차
니 손 잡고
지구 반대편까지 가
겨울을 끝내고파
그리움들이 얼마나 눈처럼 내려야
그 봄날이 올까
Friend

허공을 떠도는 작은 먼지처럼
작은 먼지처럼
날리는 눈이 나라면
조금 더 빨리 네게
닿을 수 있을 텐데

눈꽃이 떨어져요
또 조금씩 멀어져요
보고 싶다 (보고 싶다)
보고 싶다 (보고 싶다)
얼마나 기다려야
또 몇 밤을 더 새워야
널 보게 될까 (널 보게 될까)
만나게 될까 (만나게 될까)

추운 겨울 끝을 지나
다시 봄날이 올 때까지
꽃 피울 때까지
그곳에 좀 더 머물러줘
머물러줘

니가 변한 건지
(니가 변한 건지)
아니면 내가 변한 건지
(내가 변한 건지)
이 순간 흐르는 시간조차 미워
우리가 변한 거지 뭐
모두가 그런 거지 뭐

그래 밉다 니가
넌 떠났지만
단 하루도 너를
잊은 적이 없었지 난
솔직히 보고 싶은데
이만 너를 지울게
그게 널 원망하기보단 덜 아프니까

시린 널 불어내 본다
연기처럼 하얀 연기처럼
말로는 지운다 해도
사실 난 아직 널 보내지 못하는데

눈꽃이 떨어져요
또 조금씩 멀어져요
보고 싶다 (보고 싶다)
보고 싶다 (보고 싶다)
얼마나 기다려야
또 몇 밤을 더 새워야
널 보게 될까 (널 보게 될까)
만나게 될까 (만나게 될까)

You know it all
You’re my best friend
아침은 다시 올 거야
어떤 어둠도 어떤 계절도
영원할 순 없으니까

벚꽃이 피나봐요
이 겨울도 끝이 나요
보고 싶다 (보고 싶다)
보고 싶다 (보고 싶다)
조금만 기다리면
며칠 밤만 더 새우면
만나러 갈게 (만나러 갈게)
데리러 갈게 (데리러 갈게)

추운 겨울 끝을 지나
다시 봄날이 올 때까지
꽃 피울 때까지
그곳에 좀 더 머물러줘
머물러줘

Here’s the English translation:

I miss you
When I say that
I miss you more
Even though I’m looking at your photo
I still miss you
Time is so cruel
I hate how things go between us
Now seeing each other for once is
So hard between us
It’s all winter here
Even in August, it’s all winter here
Time is gone by mind
Like a snowpiercer, I was left alone
I wanna hold your hand
And go to the other side of the earth
Wanna put an end this winter
How much do I have to long for you like snow piles up on the ground
Until the spring days come?
Friend

Like a tiny dust that floats in the air
Like a tiny dust
If the flying snow is me
I could've reached you
A little faster

Snowflakes are falling
And you are getting farther away
I miss you (I miss you)
I miss you (I miss you)
How much more do I have to wait?
How many more days do I have to stay up all nights?
Until I can see you? (until I can see you?)
Until I can meet you? (until I can meet you?)

Until this cold winter ends
And the spring comes again
And until the flowers bloom again
Please stay there a little longer
Please stay there

Is it you who changed?
(Is it you who changed?)
Or is it me?
(Or is it me?)
I hate even this moment that is passing by
I guess we are changed
Just like everyone you know

Yeah, I hate you
You left me
But I never stopped thinking about you
Not even a day
Honestly, I miss you
But now I’ll erase you
Because it hurts less than to blame you

I try to ease your pain
Like smoke, like white smoke
I say that I’m gonna erase you
But I can’t really let you go yet

Snowflakes are falling
And you are getting farther away
I miss you (I miss you)
I miss you (I miss you)
How much more do I have to wait?
How many more days do I have to stay up all nights?
Until I can see you? (until I can see you?)
Until I can meet you? (until I can meet you?)

You know it all
You’re my best friend
The sun will rise again
No darkness, no season
Can last forever

Seems like cherry blossoms are blooming
The winter is gone
I miss you (I miss you)
I miss you (I miss you)
If I wait a little longer
If I stay up all nights for a couple of more days
’ll go to meet you (I'll go there to meet you)
I’ll come to get you (I'll come to get you)

Until this cold winter ends
And the spring comes again
And until the flowers bloom again
Please stay there a little longer
Please stay there


Other BTS Lyrics Translated: Mic Drop | Butterfly | Blood, Sweat, Tears | DNA | Fire | Crystal Snow

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