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BTS' 'Fire' Will Fire You Up With Encouraging Lines: See the Translated Lyrics

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South Korean boy band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene, pose for photographers during a showcase for its new mini album 'Love Yourself' at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea on Sept. 18, 2017.

Now that BTS is attracting a wider audience of English speakers, Billboard wants to help new fans understand the meaning behind the lyrics. As the lead single from The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever album, “Fire” evoked the notched-up intensity of earlier singles like “Dope” and “No More Dream.” The explosive electro-pop banger is responsible for some of BTS’s most painstaking choreography.

The anthemic chorus built around the repetition of the word “fire” is easy enough to grasp. But the pumped-up track is also full of uplifting lines, co-written by RM and Suga, encouraging the “scared” and “miserable” to lift up their fists and “go crazy.”

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

?????

Fire Fire Fire Fire

When I wake up in my room ? ?? ??

?? ?? ? ? ???? ??

? ????? ??? ???

? ?? ??? ???

? ?? ?? ??? ??

? ????, livin’ like ?-?-

 

? ??? ?? ??? ? ??

??? ? ?? ?? ???

Errbody say la la la la la (La la la la la)

Say la la la la la (La la la la la)

?? ?? ???? Burn it up

?????

 

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

 

Hey, burn it up ?? ? ?? ? ??

Hey, turn it up ??? ? ? ???

?? ??? ? ?? ???

? ??? ? ? ????

???? ?? ? ????

(So what)

 

? ??? ?? ??? ? ??

??? ? ?? ?? ???

Errbody say la la la la la (La la la la la)

Say la la la la la (La la la la la)

?? ?? ???? Burn it up

?????

 

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

 

(Fire) ? ?? ?? ???

(Fire) ??? ?? ???

(Fire) ???? ?? All night long

(Fire) ???? ?????

(Fire) ??? ???? ?

 

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

 

(Fire Fire)

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

(Fire Fire)

? ? ???? Bow wow wow

 

?????

 

Here’s the English translation:

It’s on fire

Fire fire fire fire

 

When I wake up in my room, I have nothing

After the sun sets, I sway as I walk

I was completely drunk

Swearing on the streets

I’ve lost it like a crazy guy

Everything’s a mess, livin’ like

 

Live as you like, it’s your life anyway

Stop trying, it’s OK to lose

Errbody say La la la la la (La la la la la)

Say La la la la la (La la la la la)

Throw your hands up, scream, burn it up

It’s on fire

 

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

 

Hey, burn it up like you’re gonna set everything on fire

Hey, turn it up until the sun rises

It's OK to just live freely because we're still young

Who do you think you are to say otherwise?

Stop comparing, I’m just being myself

(So what)

 

Live as you like, it’s your life anyway

Stop trying, it’s OK to lose

Errbody say La la la la la (la la la la la)

Say La la la la la (la la la la la)

Throw your hands up, scream, burn it up

It’s on fire

 

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

 

(Fire) the scared, this way

(Fire) the miserable, this way

(Fire) with your fists up, all night long

(Fire) with your marching footsteps

(Fire) run and go crazy

 

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

 

(Fire fire)

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

(Fire fire)

Set everything on fire, bow wow wow

 

I’ll forgive you


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