BTS

BTS – Run BTS (달려라 방탄) (Lyrics + Translation)

Jungkook | V | Jimin | RM | JHope | Suga | Jin

T/N: The title of the song is ‘달려라방탄 (dal-lyeo-ra-bang-tan)’ in korean which literally means ‘Run Bulletproof‘. As ‘BTS’ stands for ‘방탄소년단‘ (pron. Bangtan Sonyeondan) meaning ‘Bulletproof Boys‘, the word ‘bulletproof‘ is used in the chorus. Run BTS is also BTS’s very own variety show as well.

*This song sounds to have a sample from ‘Runaway Baby’ from Bruno Mars and from ‘We Are Bulletproof BEGINS PT.1’.

Yeah, yeah
Okay, run run
Okay, okay, let’s go!

논현 100미터 우리 자리 학교 끝나면 회사 calling (예 예)
nonhyeon baek miteo uri jari hakgyo kkeutnamyeon hoesa calling (ye ye)
100m at Nonhyeon¹, our spot, once school’s done, the company’s calling (yeah yeah)

아 지금 바로 딱 갈게요 제발 집엔 보내지 마세요
a jigeum baro ttak galgeyo jebal jiben bonaeji maseyo
Ah, I’m heading there right away, please don’t send me home

([/] Oh) 가끔 그날의 꿈 꿔 ([/] 꿈 꿔)
([JK/JM] Oh) gakkeum geunarui kkum kkwo ([JK/JM] kkum kkwo)
([JK/JM] Oh) Sometimes I dream about those days ([JK/JM] I dream)

([/] Oh) 몸서리치다 눈 떠 ([/] 눈 떠)
([JK/JM] Oh) momseorichida nun tteo ([JK/JM] nun tteo)
([JK/JM] Oh) I shudder and open my eyes ([JK/JM] my eyes)

I don’t wanna go go back again
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!

(10년을 wait wait) We from the bottom
(sipnyeoneul wait wait) We from the bottom
(For 10 years, wait, wait) We from the bottom

(I caught you bae bae) 우린 좀 빠름
(I caught you bae bae) urin jom ppareum
(I caught you bae, bae) We’re pretty fast

(We seven mate mates) 잘 봐 we got us
(We seven mate mates) jal bwa we got us
(We seven mate, mates) Look carefully, we got us

Tell me what you wanna, tell me what you wanna, whoa
[V/JM] If we live fast, let us die young

혼을 쏙 빼놓지 (make it move, left and right)
honeul ssok ppaenohji (make it move, left and right)
We’ve got you totally hypnotized (make it move, left and right)

그게 누구든지 (make it move, left and right)
geuge nugudeunji (make it move, left and right)
Whoever you are (make it move, left and right)

두 맨발이 우리 가솔린 yeah yeah
du maenbari uri gasollin yeah yeah
Two bare feet are our gasoline, yeah yeah

[/] 이제 가자 are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah
[JK/JM] ije gaja are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah
[JK/JM] Let’s go now, are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah

Okay, let’s go! (Yeah)

Run bulletproof, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run bulletproof, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run bulletproof, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run bulletproof, run (okay, okay, let’s go!)

내가 맞았어 논현동의 비가 새던 작업실에서 (ay)
naega majasseo nonhyeondongui biga saedeon jageopsireseo (ay)
I stood under it, the rain that seeped through that Nonhyeon-dong studio (ay)

깡소주를 까며 신세타령이나 하며
kkangsojureul kkamyeo sinsetaryeongina hamyeo
Cracking open some soju without snacks and telling my sob story

다짐했던 그 말 성공하면 다들 뒤졌어
dajimhaetdeon geu mal seonggonghamyeon dadeul dwijyeosseo
Words I promised myself, if we’re successful, y’all will drop dead²

방탄의 성공 이유? 나도 몰라 그딴 게 어딨어
bangtanui seonggong iyu? nado molla geuttan ge eodisseo
The reason for Bangtan’s success? I don’t know either, is there even one?

우리들이 모두 새빠지게 달린 거지
urideuri modu saeppajige dallin geoji
We all ran our butts off³

뭐라 하든 달린 거지 답은 여기 있어 하하하
mwora hadeun dallin geoji dabeun yeogi isseo hahaha
We just kept runnin’ no matter what, here’s your answer hahaha

(Okay) 위로 got them (got them)
(Okay) wiro got them (got them)
(Okay) Comfort, got them (got them)

지조 got them (got them)
jijo got them (got them)
Consistency, got them (got them)

Good music got them (got them)
Good team? Goddamn! (oh yeah)
You said you hot (you hot), oh man, you not (you not)

뛰는 놈 위에 나는 놈 위에 달리는 방탄 lezzzgo
ttwineun nom wie naneun nom wie dallineun bangtan lezzzgo
There are those who race forward, those who fly above them, and above them all runs BTS, lezzzgo⁴

(10년을 wait wait) We from the bottom
(sipnyeoneul wait wait) We from the bottom
(For 10 years, wait, wait) We from the bottom

(I caught you bae bae) 우린 좀 빠름
(I caught you bae bae) urin jom ppareum
(I caught you bae, bae) We’re pretty fast

(We seven mate mates) 잘 봐 we got us
(We seven mate mates) jal bwa we got us
(We seven mate, mates) Look carefully, we got us

Tell me what you wanna, tell me what you wanna, whoa
[V/JM] If we live fast, let us die young

혼을 쏙 빼놓지 (make it move, left and right)
honeul ssok ppaenohji (make it move, left and right)
We’ve got you totally hypnotized (make it move, left and right)

그게 누구든지 (make it move, left and right)
geuge nugudeunji (make it move, left and right)
Whoever you are (make it move, left and right)

두 맨발이 우리 가솔린 yeah yeah
du maenbari uri gasollin yeah yeah
Two bare feet are our gasoline, yeah yeah

[/] 이제 가자 are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah
[JK/JM] ije gaja are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah
[/] Let’s go now, are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah

Let’s go! (Yeah)

Run bulletproof, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run bulletproof, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run bulletproof, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run bulletproof, run

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무식한 믿음으로 (woo) 걍 달려 두 다리로 (woo)
musikhan mideumeuro (woo) gyang dallyeo du dariro (woo)
Through ignorant faith (woo) we just run, with our two legs (woo)

That’s how we do it all (ay ay)

그렇게 증명했어 (woo) 일곱 초원이들 (woo)
geureohge jeungmyeonghaesseo (woo) ilgop chowonideul (woo)
That’s how we proved it (woo), 7 grassy plains (woo)⁵

백만 불짜리로 (ay ay)
baekman buljjariro (ay ay)
With million-dollar legs (ay ay)⁵

지민이 뷔 고생s 남주니 홉 고생s
jimini bwi gosaengs namjuni hop gosaengs
Jiminie, V, great work, Namjoonie, Hope, great work⁶

윤기형 찐 고생s 정국이 모두 so thanks
yoongihyeong jjin gosaengs jeonggugi modu so thanks
Yoongi hyung, Jjin, great work, Jungkookie, everyone, so thanks⁶

Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready 앞으로 더
Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready apeuro deo
Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, even more in the future

Go get it, go get it, go get it, go get it, go get it 달리자 run
Go get it, go get it, go get it, go get it, go get it dallija run
Go get it, go get it, go get it, go get it, go get it, let’s run, run

[V/JM] If we live fast, let us die young (die young)

혼을 쏙 빼놓지 ([/] make it move, left and right)
honeul ssok ppaenohji ([V/JM] make it move, left and right)
We’ve got you totally hypnotized ([V/JM] make it move, left and right)

그게 누구든지 ([/] make it move, left and right)
geuge nugudeunji ([V/JM] make it move, left and right)
Whoever you are ([V/JM] make it move, left and right)

두 맨발이 우리 가솔린 yeah yeah
du maenbari uri gasollin yeah yeah
Two bare feet are our gasoline, yeah yeah

[//] 이제 가자 are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah, yeah
[JK/JM/J] ije gaja are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah, yeah
[JK/JM/J] Let’s go now, are you ready? Yeah yeah yeah, yeah

Run beautiful, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run beautiful, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run beautiful, run, yeah you gotta run (run, run)
Run beautiful, run

Translators notes (Sel and Faith | Spot Check cr; Aditi, Annie & Rinne @ bts-trans):
¹ Nonhyeon is a neighborhood in Seoul and is where Big Hit’s office was located during BTS’ trainee and early days.
² 뒤졌어 is slang for ‘dead’ similar to ‘done for’, ‘drop-dead’, etc. in English. The usage in Korean sounds harsher than it sounds than in the English translation.
³ 새빠지게 is a variation of 쎄빠지게 used for phrases like ‘쎄빠지게 일했다’ (I worked like crazy/I worked my a** off). The word 쎄빠지게 is used when one expresses that something was so hard that their tongue was about to fall off.
⁴ “Above someone running, there is someone flying” is a Korean proverb that means that there is always someone better than you.
Explanation + ‘Baepsae’ reference here.
⁶ J-Hope uses the Korean slang term ‘고생s/go-saengs’, which is the shortened form of the phrase 고생했습니다 with an ‘s’ added at the end. The term is used to show appreciation for someone’s hard work while implying that the work was difficult or hard. Also, Jimin, Namjoon and Jungkook’s names are written cutely, and in the phrase it has a purposely misspelled version of ‘Jin’ that the members often jokingly use.

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