친구 (FRIENDS) LYRICS

In Korean, 친구 (chin-goo) means 'friend' however it is usually only used for those who are born in the same year, such as Jimin and V were born in 1995. For those who have an age gap, the younger ones are referred to as 동생, and the older ones have honorific titles. The song is about Jimin and V's friendship as they have known each since even before they were in BTS.


유난히도 반짝였던 서울
처음 보는 또 다른 세상
땀에 잔뜩 밴 채 만난 넌
뭔가 이상했었던 아이


Exceptionally shining, Seoul
A different world I saw for the first time
Met you who was soaked with sweat
Kind of a strange kid


난 달에서
넌 별에서
우리 대화는 숙제 같았지
하루는 베프, 하루는 웬수
I just wanna understand


I'm from the moon
You're from the star(s)
Our conversations were like homework
One day, we are best friends; the other day, rivals
I just wanna understand


Hello my alien
우린 서로의 mystery
그래서 더 특별한 걸까


Hello my alien
We are each other's mystery
Is that why it's even more special?


언젠가 이 함성 멎을 때 stay hey
내 옆에 함께 있어줘
영원히 계속 이곳에 stay hey
네 작은 새끼손가락처럼⁷


Someday when the cheers die down, stay, hey
Stay together beside me
Stay forever always at this place, stay, hey
Like your small pinky finger⁷


일곱 번의 여름과 추운 겨울보다 오래¹
수많은 약속과 추억들보다 오래²


Than seven summers and cold winters, longer¹
Than countless promises and memories, longer²


우리 교복 차림이 기억나³
우리 추억 한 편 한 편 영화
만두 사건은 코미디 영화 yeah yeah⁴


I remember our school uniforms³
Each and every memory of ours are a movie
The dumpling incident is a comedy movie, yeah yeah⁴


하교 버스를 채운 속 얘기들
이젠 함께 drive를 나가
한결같애, 그때의 우리들
"Hey 지민, 오늘"⁵


The school bus filled up with talks on our way home
Now we go on drives together
Unchanging, us of that time
"Hey Jimin, today"⁵



내 방의 드림캐쳐⁶
7년간의 history
그래서 더 특별한 걸까


My room's dreamcatcher⁶
The history of 7 years
Is that why it's even more special?


언젠가 이 함성 멎을 때 stay hey
내 옆에 함께 있어줘
영원히 계속 이곳에 stay hey
네 작은 새끼손가락처럼⁷


Someday when the cheers die down, stay, hey
Stay together beside me
Stay forever always at this place, stay, hey
Like your small pinky finger⁷


일곱 번의 여름과 추운 겨울보다 오래¹
수많은 약속과 추억들보다 오래²


Than seven summers and cold winters, longer¹
Than countless promises and memories, longer²


네 새끼손가락⁷

처럼 우린 여전해
네 모든 걸 알아
서로 믿어야만 돼


Just like your pinky finger⁷
We are the same
I know all about you
We only have to believe in each other


잊지 마
고맙단 그 뻔한 말 보단
너와 나
내일은 정말 싸우지 않기로 해


Don't forget
Rather than obvious words like 'thanks'
You and me
We should decide really not to fight tomorrow


언젠가 이 함성 멎을 때 stay hey
You are my soulmate
영원히 계속 이곳에 stay hey
You are my soulmate


Someday when the cheers die down, stay, hey
You are my soulmate
Stay forever always at this place stay hey
You are my soulmate


일곱 번의 여름과 추운 겨울보다 오래¹
수많은 약속과 추억들보다 오래²


Than seven summers and cold winters, longer¹
Than countless promises and memories, longer²



언젠가 이 함성 멎을 때 stay hey
You are my soulmate
영원히 계속 이곳에 stay hey
You are my soulmate


Someday when the cheers die down, stay, hey
You are my soulmate
Stay forever always at this place stay hey
You are my soulmate


일곱 번의 여름과 추운 겨울보다 오래¹
수많은 약속과 추억들보다 오래²
Yeah


Than seven summers and cold winters, longer¹
Than countless promises and memories, longer²
Yeah

 

 



NOTES:


1. A more accurate sentence structuring would be "Longer than seven summers and cold winters" but I put it in the way it's in the song.


2. A more accurate sentence structuring would be "Longer than countless promises and memories" but I put it in the way it's in the song.


3. Jimin and V attended the Korean Arts High School in Seoul together and were batchmates.


4. After the song was released, it was revealed that Jimin and V once had a huge fight/argument about 'eating the dumplings during dance practice' vs. 'eating the dumplings after the practice'. Refer to the description for details.


5. The popping sound right after suggests that Taehyung recommends "drinking together" to Jimin.


6. Jimin gifted a dreamcatcher necklace to V in Summer Package 2017 as he had a nightmare.


7. Referring to Jimin's tiny pinky finger which has been a topic of talk among BTS and ARMYs for comparisons.

References:

1. V and Jimin's first meeting.

 

2. Jimin and V attended Korean Arts High School together.

 

3. Regarding 'dumpling incident'.

 

4. Jimin gifted V a dreamcatcher.

 

5. About Jimin's pinky.

 

6. Friends behind story.