BTS' Japanese Song 'Crystal Snow' Yearns for a Fragile Love: See the Translated Lyrics

BTS recently released “Crystal Snow,” a sentimental song that sounds like a fitting accompaniment to the oncoming winter season along with their Japanese singles album, MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow.

Some ARMYs have called this a sister song to “Spring Day,” and it’s not just because of the seasonal resonance. Like the earlier single, this song revolves around the theme of the ephemerality of love. This time, the lyrics are constructed around the metaphor of crystal snow.

While the track is more easily accessible online than most Japanese tracks by K-pop artists, an English translation of the lyrics is more elusive. So Billboard translated the lyrics for your viewing pleasure.

Read the translation of “Crystal Snow” below.

Here’s the original lyrics:

雪積もるように 確かめているよ (いるよ)

君がくれたもの 生きてく勇気

 

あらゆる時間 越えて出逢ったんだ

それで how do we do? 果たせる?

この不確か状態 love

 

思ったより 世界は早くて

How we gonna change it?

We don’t know yet でもきっと

 

(Eh) 愛 僕らの胸に uh yeah

(Eh) slowly 響きだして

 

君を抱き締めたい 消えてしまう前に もう一度

Ah どこまでも 舞い上がる crystal

ねぇ何もいらないから もう少しだけ 感じてたい

Can I touch your heart?

触れたくても すり抜けていく someday, someday

 

小さな笑顔が なぜか苦しい

How can I be closer uh uh?

この想いは何故 答えが出ない

How I am gonna find it? どうやって?

Oh, let me know

 

曖昧な形ばかり crystal snow

報われない story なんて もうムリ

Eh この手で変えてみせるのに

 

(Eh) surely 誓えるのに

 

君を守りたくて 涙に変わる前に もう一度

願う程に 届かない crystal

100年先になっても 次の一歩は君とがいい

Can I be your one?

星ひとつない雪の夜空 oh, someday, someday

 

もう二人は遥か遠い

一つのはずなのに

今では僕らを 彩る絵の具など

選べやしない黒い息も

深い君の白い霧も

I feel, I feel, I feel, I feel

Oh yeah, oh, crystal snow, crystal snow

真っ白なその中で

君が僕を通り過ぎ 水になろうと胸でまだ流れてる

(奏でてる)

輝くもの全てに映る 光る君を見つめてる

待ってるさ またどこでも

会いたい嘘でも 握ってこの手を

 

愛する温度が 溶け出す メロディ

確かな 温もりよ 永遠に続け  

 

君を抱き締めたい 消えてしまう前に もう一度

叶えるため 舞い上がる crystal

ねぇ言葉足りないけど ありのままでも伝えるから

Can I touch your heart?

信じて欲しい 迎えに行くよ

Someday, someday

 

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

(Let me see your smile, oh baby, eh)

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

(Let me feel your love そう どこまでも hoo)

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

(Let me feel your love, our crystal snow yeah)

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

Oh yeah, crystal snow, oh, oh

どこまでも baby (baby), crystal snow

 

Here’s the translated lyrics:

Like snow piles up, I remember what you gave me

You gave me the courage to live

 

We met each other beyond all time

So now how do we do? Can we make it work?

This fragile love

 

The world moves faster than we thought

How we gonna change it?

We don’t know yet but for sure we will

 

(Eh) Love in our hearts, uh yeah

(Eh) slowly started to grow

 

I want to hold you one more time before you disappear

Ah, crystal flies high wherever it goes

Hey, there’s nothing else I want, I just want to feel a little more

Can I touch your heart

I want to touch it but it keeps slipping through my fingers, someday, someday

 

Your little smile somehow hurts me

How can I be closer uh uh?

Why can’t I find an answer for this love?

How am I gonna find it? How?

Oh, let me know

 

Crystal snow only holds an ambiguous shape

I can't bear my story of unrequited love

Eh I’ll manage to change it on my own

 

(Eh) surely, I can promise you

 

I want to protect you one more time before tears run down your face

But crystal gets further from reach, the more I wish for it

Even after hundred years, I want to live with you

Can I be your one?

There is no single star in this snowy sky, oh, someday, someday

 

The two of us are already far apart

Even though we are meant to be together

Now we can't choose the paint that colors us

Even the black breath

Even your thick white fog

I feel, I feel, I feel, I feel

Oh yeah, oh, crystal snow, crystal snow

Inside the white fog

Even though you pass through me and turn to water, you are still in my heart

(You are in my heart)

I watch you shining and reflecting on every single sparkling thing

I’ll wait for you no matter where

I want to see you, even if you're pretending, please hold this hand

 

The warmth of love started melting

This genuine warmth, please stay forever

 

I want to hold you one more time before you disappear

Crystal flies high to reach you

Hey, words aren't enough to express my feelings but I will tell you as it is

Can I touch your heart?

I want you to believe me, I’ll come get you

Someday, someday

 

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

(Let me see your smile, oh baby, eh)

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

(Let me feel your love forever, hoo)

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

(Let me feel your love, our crystal snow yeah)

It’s always you, it’s always you, crystal snow

Oh yeah, crystal snow, oh, oh

Forever baby (baby), crystal snow


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

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