BTS, or the Bulletproof Boy Scouts, have taken the world by storm. They captivate their audience with their looks, dances, and songs, to say the least. Personally, when I became an ARMY in 2017, once the infatuation was over, I fell into their lyrics. Their music motivated me to start self-learning Korean,and I’ve been practicing ever since.
Out of all the songs BTS has given me the pleasure to listen to, “Spring Day” was one that I kept coming back to. The melody and the pain I sensed in their voices, didn’t take much to understand that it was a sad song. Sometimes I study Korean with song lyrics, and “Spring Day” was no exception. So, here’s my interpretations and overall thoughts on this beautiful song.
Throughout the song, they emphasize the longing for someone, and how they can’t wait for winter to be over so they can meet again. I feel that this can apply to a friend, loved one, significant other, or yourself. Maybe you miss a previous version of yourself, which was happier than the current one.
“I want to go to the other side of Earth, holding your hand, put an end to winter”
The cold of winter could represent tough times, sadness, and loneliness. Just like the seasons, hardships are also inevitable. Some situations may be sorrowful, but they come into our life to make changes. Most flowers die during the winter, and it’s not until spring arrives that they finally bloom again. It’s a transformation and we go through it too, a sort of rebirth.
They’re waiting for winter to pass, for the pain and agony to end, so they can meet again. There’s hope that this person can wait for them until they arrive, as spring arrives, bringing nature back to life. I like to see it as the person waiting for them as themselves. Their hopes and dreams hang by a thread caused by life’s calamities, and they wish for them to stay longer so they can catch up.
“Pass the end of winter’s cold
Until the spring day comes again
Until the flowers bloom again
Please stay, please stay there a little longer”
Life has a way of not excluding anyone from pain andnd this song serves as a reminder to me that the pain will pass.
“The morning will come again
No darkness, no season can last forever“
“Spring Day” can be interpreted in different ways, but one thing’s for sure: it’s a moving song. No matter who you think they are waiting for in the lyrics, the love, nostalgia, pain, and loneliness that the song transmits is evident. If you’re already familiar with the song or never heard of it until now, give it a listen. It never fails to bring tears to my eyes.