Women in Music 2019

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:

불타오르네

Fire Fire Fire Fire

When I wake up in my room 난 뭣도 없지

해가 지고 난 후 비틀대며 걷지

다 만신창이로 취했어 취했어

막 욕해 길에서 길에서

나 맛이 갔지 미친놈 같지

다 엉망진창, livin’ like 삐-이-

 

니 멋대로 살어 어차피 니 꺼야

애쓰지 좀 말어 져도 괜찮아

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

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

손을 들어 소리질러 Burn it up

불타오르네

 

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

 

Hey, burn it up 전부 다 태울 것 같이

Hey, turn it up 새벽이 다 갈 때까지

그냥 살아도 돼 우린 젊기에

그 말하는 넌 뭔 수저길래

수저수저 거려 난 사람인데

(So what)

 

니 멋대로 살어 어차피 니 꺼야

애쓰지 좀 말어 져도 괜찮아

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

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

손을 들어 소리질러 Burn it up

불타오르네

 

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

(Eh eh oh eh oh)

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

 

(Fire) 겁 많은 자여 여기로

(Fire) 괴로운 자여 여기로

(Fire) 맨주먹을 들고 All night long

(Fire) 진군하는 발걸음으로

(Fire) 뛰어봐 미쳐버려 다

 

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

 

(Fire Fire)

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

(Fire Fire)

싹 다 불태워라 Bow wow wow

 

용서해줄게

 

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


Other BTS Lyrics Translated: Mic Drop | Butterfly | Spring Day | DNA | Blood, Sweat, Tears


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