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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:

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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