[Lyrics] Rap Monster - Always


 (cr. Andante)


Produced by RM

Arranged by Pdogg




어느 날 아침 눈을 떴을 때

내가 죽었으면 했어

누군가 날 죽여줬음 좋겠어

이 시끄러운 침묵 속에서

난 세상을 이해하기 위해 사는데

세상은 날 이해한 적이 없어 왜

아니 딱 절반이 모자라

날 해하려 하잖아

I miss me miss me baby

I miss me miss me baby

I wish me I wish me baby

wish I could choose me


왜 이렇게 간절한데

이뤄지지 않나요

Always

Always

Always

Always

Always (I lost my all ways)

Always (I lost my all ways)

Always (I lost my all ways)

Always (I lost my all ways)


신을 만난다면 얘기하겠어

삶은 주문한 적도 없는 커피라고

그 멱살을 잡고 말해주겠어

죽음은 리필이 안되는 아메리카노

당신은 살아있단 확신이 있나요

그렇다면 그걸 어떻게 증명하죠

나는 숨을 후 불면 입김이 나는데

창에 김이 서리긴 하는데

You are dead

You are dad, but you are dead

Dead dad you don't listen to me

Dad please listen to me


왜 이렇게 간절한데

이뤄지지 않나요

Always

Always

Always

Always

Always (I lost my all ways)

Always (I lost my all ways)

Always (I lost my all ways)

Always (I lost my all ways)




[Translation]

When I opened my eyes one day
I wished I was dead
I wished someone would kill me
In this loud silence
I'm living for the sake to understand the world
But why hasn't this world tried to understand me?
No, it's lacking by exactly by half 
It's trying to hurt me
I miss me miss me baby
I miss me miss me baby
I wish me I wish me baby
wish I could choose me


Why can't I achieve it when I'm so desperate like this?
Always
Always
Always
Always
Always (I lost my all ways)
Always (I lost my all ways)
Always (I lost my all ways)
Always (I lost my all ways)


I would tell God if I meet him
That this life is a coffee that I never ordered
I would hold his collar and tell him
The death is like an americano which can't be refilled
Are you sure you're alive?
If that is true, how could you prove it?
I can see my breath in the air (cold) when I breath out
I see the breath frosting on the window
You are dead
You are dad, but you are dead
Dead dad you don't listen to me
Dad please listen to me


Why can't I achieve it when I'm so desperate like this?
Always
Always
Always
Always
Always (I lost my all ways)
Always (I lost my all ways)
Always (I lost my all ways)
Always (I lost my all ways)


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So I was listening to always and then I finally realized I wasn't clear in that part of the translation (because I took it literally).



난 세상을 이해하기 위해 사는데 (I'm living for the sake to understand the world)

세상은 날 이해한 적이 없어 왜 (But why hasn't this world tried to understand me?)

"이해" means to understand but when you separate these two letters "이" and "해" - "이" in this case means "two" while "해" is not a complete word yet so 이해 is "two 해s"

아니 딱 절반이 모자라 (literal translation: "no, it (이해/two hae) lacks by half",

날 해하려 하잖아 (It's trying to hurt me) [since you can hurt another person when you don't understand them]

이해(two haes) cuts (?) into half and changes to "hae" and joins with "~하려 하잖아" and becomes "하려 하잖아" (trying to hurt)


... I hope my explanation makes sense lol it's similar to the wordplay they did in "Funboyz"


"일상에 상을 하나 더해 난 이상해지지" (I add one more "상" to "일상" and I become "이상")

일상 means everyday life but separate the letters again "일"(one) "상" (no meaning yet) and add another "상" (just like the lyrics) then 일상 (one sang) becomes 이상 (two sang) which turns into the word "weird/strange".



21 comments:

  1. If he is referring to god this is how I would interpret it "You are dead" god has died then resurrected then "You are dad" you made everything and are the dad of this earth". " but you are dead" you are not here with me "Dead dad you don’t listen to me" I keep crying out and you are not here to listen to me, making you dead. " Dad please listen to me" god please hear me . Its like he is begging god to help and god to hear but god is not showing that he is: so that would mean that god has to be dead right? . However this is the last thing he has so he is asking god through what ever hope he has to come and hear him. Because ultimatly he believes that god would hear him. If its anything that is far beyond atheism. It sounds as though he is trying to practise a relationship with god but failing . The whole verse is in a confusing manner to show how confusing the relationship between him and god is. He is yet too fully believe however he still can not let god go because he still does believe in god in a sense.


    When you are fighting depression you feel as though you are asking help from anything and everyone but no one is their to receive it and actually hear. Almost as if they are dead. He could also be referring to his dad. "you are dad" meaning his dad lol,"you are dead" meaning I can no longer talk to you "dead dad you dont listen to me" you are there but you dont hear me so its almost like you'r dead. "Dad please listen to me" this is my blunt calling to you please listen to me.He can have a rough relationship with his father. Or his father and him may have a good relationship but the dad fails to see how much pain he is going through on the daily. And thus is calling out to his father to make his father atleast think of it and ultimately hear him in the end, which is exactly what he wanted. However unless he explains who this is directed too we literally have no idea who he is talking to.

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  2. Koro JelaBEACH-sensei1 January 2017 at 11:00

    My two cents.



    The desperation in a song, another face of depression. In their society where there are depressed people and high incidence of suicide, it is alarming to note that people still treat mental illness as taboo and something that is just a myth. Like, telling people to just let it go because it is just all in the mind, or that the depressed are just making things up. The question is, are you willing to listen? I may be hours away from South Korea and money away from visa, but if given the chance to listen to his story (his and Yoongi's especially), I would gladly spend hours on end just to listen and talk to them. (speaking inside the guardhouse, btw, ahahah).



    We know that there are Koreans who are astonished that BTS is very popular overseas, but I have no theory as to why. I just think that international fans like BTS because of the lyrics that they can relate to. Like, they take time to listen all over again to BTS' stories and show their love directly on Twitter and on V app. Also, here, PC, or tumblr, I had read accounts of thanking BTS for making them at ease, for making them feel that they are not alone. BTS dare share stories that directly confront issues such as depression and unjust treatment in the society without sugarcoating anything, and delivering them raw, honestly, and brutally; and K-ARMYs and i-ARMYs are willing to listen. So, I wouldn't wonder that ARMYs are willing to go to such lengths just to make the boys' dream come true.



    It is not BTS asking for pity. It's them sharing stories that they wish people would listen. And for fans, it is our way of encouragement that we buy albums, listen to their songs, bring their charts up on Melon and Billboard, and vote just to give them the daesang they want and deserve. It's like a friend sharing his heartaches, and his friend listening to him and encouraging him.



    Still, from the bottom of my heart, I really want to personally hear them share their stories.

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  3. Koro JelaBEACH-sensei1 January 2017 at 11:01

    There is something really raw. Even the tone and the melody sound so dark and gloomy, imo.

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  4. KimTaeKookV 아미1 January 2017 at 18:07

    This song is deeper than Mariana's Trench...
    this part "You are dad, but you are dead, Dead dad you don’t listen to me" was he referring to God?

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  5. This song got me so emotional. Poor namjoon probably went through a lot, but he told us that he is fine now :D

    And yeah about the lyrics. That part also kinda confused me. At first I thought his father is dead, but reading it again it seems like he really is referring to god. But that would be strange, because isn't he an atheist? It would be nice, if someone could explain it. Or maybe it's just open for interpetation. Who knows.

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  6. what did we do to deserve such an amazing song and person Namjoon am glad that he shared this song that was made during a bad time for him even though he didn't have too.

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  7. it's amazing how he could channel all of that hurt into art. i don't know how to put it in any other way and maybe it's because i can relate to the lyrics but there's something so raw about the song?

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  8. I think it doesn't matter whether you're an atheist or not, there will always be times where you tend to question youself... why?

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  9. KimTaeKookV 아미1 January 2017 at 18:29

    yeah yeah that's what I'm thinking. anyways I really appreciate him writing a song out of his misery, it's a very commendable act... yet I know that there lots of artist out there who writes songs out of their own struggles too... being able to make your own struggles into music sheets is very artistic... others vent their frustrations physically but Namjoon vent it out through Music, this is why I LOVE him^^

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  10. KimTaeKookV 아미1 January 2017 at 18:39

    my life is full of "WHYs" T^T T^T T^T (cries in the corner T^T)

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  11. he's hinted he's an atheist before. I think? And in this case, I would tell God if I meet him seems to mean that he already doesn't believe he exists. That's only my understanding tho.

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  12. Being an atheist doesn't necessarily mean you can't use the term God (atleast imo, I'm not here to pick fights with atheists). God doesn't have to mean God in the conventional sense, God could be the greater, unseen forces of the universe...
    Idk. It's a bit confusing, I guess it's open to interpretation...

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  13. Considering that he is literally refering to him as dead father figure would actually even be a sign for atheism. It might be my misinterpretation, but I would not expect a religious person to talk like that from their god. They usually have a high regard, therefore PRAY to him. But Rapmon is bringing god down to more or less just being kind of a father figur. Tbh, for me it sounds even a bit .. ah well, I don't want to say ridiculing, because I doubt he would have meant it that way. Perhaps in the sense of dry humour. You know, when you are feeling especially bad and get these feeling of extreme realism? Sorry, I am not so good in explaining these things.

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  14. yes yes. Even I, an agnostic, still uses the term God

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  15. Yeah me too...

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  16. First thank you for all your translation about our Boys. Im very glad to have an Army friend like you. Eumm for Namjoon 'Always' its so wonderful. I mean he could tell us his worries, and feeling better after he records the song. I love all bangtan members. Thankfully I have Bangtan in my life, they are like an angel for me. I have strength after I see them. And the last thankyou for always translation about Bangtan activities. Always healthy peachisoda-nim , and of course always love our boys. Thank you

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  17. Mellie Grace☀️1 January 2017 at 19:29

    my heart hurts for him :(
    but i'm glad he's feeling happy now <3

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  18. Mellie Grace☀️1 January 2017 at 19:31

    ive never been curious as to their religious preferences, but can you please tell me which of the members are atheist or believes in a certain religion?

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  19. I'm so happy he released this.. it's therapeutic because it's no longer all bottled up, eating at him.. he's let go of all the pain, and him deciding to not edit the song makes it even more real, painful, raw, truthful.. thank you Namjoonie for trusting us

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  20. random snowflake3 January 2017 at 21:48

    yes he's an athiest and it shows through the lyrics too, he's asking if he's actually there because even his "breath" is visible but God isn't. I guess he was having this existential angst during this time. ( it's just my oppinion! but i mean even his fancafe posts were mostly about existence)

    that line, i think it was influenced by Nietzsche. He has 1 famous quote and it's "GOD IS DEAD".
    Usually, our societies' moral values are influenced or is set by our religious point of view isn't it? (i'm not sure if it's the same in KR). Let's say it's nothing religious but we do believe that there's good and there's bad/evil right?, then we can associate goodness/rightness with God and evilness/wrongness with the devil. So, we can say that good moral values reflects to God and doing bad reflects on the devil. I guess him saying that dad is dead means that he's having a hard time distinguishing what's right and wrong anymore, maybe at that time he was questioning morality. Questioning goodness? He was desperately searching for "what is right".
    (I can relate to this so much, like, how do i know if this thing that i'm doing is correct, is this really okay? is this really the good thing to do? etc.)

    anyways, I'm just glad that he found his answer cuz he seems happier this time :D

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