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New favorite video -- BTS On

Always late to the party, it's only recently that I've come across the K-pop phenomenon (South Korean pop music), particularly the group BTS. I LOVE their song 'On.' Here's the video: gorgeous guys, emotive, amazing music, incredible dance moves, evocative scenery and complex symbolism. Definitely worth watching. Let me know if you like it.



Below is a vid about the complex meaning and symbolism of On, referring to the interconnectedness of life, journey, cycles, the soul, and expanding that vision to encompass humankind. I love the mishmash of cultural symbolism. They draw a lot on the work of Carl Jung. This actually gives me a lot of hope that these young people, admired by so many, are being so contemplative, self-aware, affirming, and forward thinking.



Here's another stripped down version of the same song with less scenery and more dancing.



If you like it, there's lots of other vids featuring the choreography.
ON
BTS
I can't understand what people are sayin'
Which pros and cons
A shadow that grows one step when one step is released
I woke up here again
Anyway Seoul or New York or Paris

Wake up, my body swaying yeah
Look at my feet (down down)
Shadow that resembles me
Is this the one who shakes?
Or is it my little toe (ay)

You can't be afraid
It can't be all right
But I know
Clumsy I flow
Fly with that black wind

Hey na na na
Hey na na na

If you don't want to go crazy, you have to go crazy

Hey na na na (hey)
Hey na na na (hey)

Throw me all these two worlds

Hey na na na
Hey na na na

Can't hold me down'cause you know I'm a fighter
A beautiful prison that came into my feet
Find me and I'm gonna live with ya
Find me and I'm gonna live with ya
Bring the pain oh yeah

(Eh-oh) Get on, bring the pain oh yeah
Rain be pourin'
Rain be pourin'

Sky keep fallin'
Sky keep fallin'

Everyday oh na na na
Everyday oh na na na

(Eh-oh) Bring the pain oh yeah, eh
Bring the pain (oh eh)
Bring the pain (oh eh)

Everyone will be my blood and flesh (eh oh)
Bring the pain (eh oh)
Bring the pain (eh oh)

No fear, I know how (eh)

Breathe on the small (ah huh)

It's my oxygen and light in the dark (ah huh)
The power of things that make me age

Even if I fall, I get up again and scream (ya ya ya ya)
Even if I fall, I get up again and scream (ya ya ya ya)
We always did
Even if my knees touch the ground

Unless buried
It's just about that happening
Win no matter what
Win no matter what

Win no matter what
Win no matter what

Win no matter what
Win no matter what

No matter what you say or who says I don't give a uh
I don't give a uh
I don't give a uh

I don't give a uh, yeah
I don't give a uh, yeah
Hey na na na
Hey na na na

If you don't want to go crazy, you have to go crazy

Hey na na na
Hey na na na

Throw me all these two worlds

Hey na na na
Hey na na na

I can't hold me down'cause you know I'm a fighter
I can't hold me down 'cause you know I'm a fighter

A beautiful prison that came into my feet
Find me and I'm gonna live with ya
Find me and I'm gonna live with ya
Bring the pain oh yeah

(Eh-oh) Get on, bring the pain oh yeah

Rain be pourin'
Rain be pourin'

Sky keep fallin'
Sky keep fallin'

Everyday oh na na na
Everyday oh na na na

(Eh-oh) Bring the pain oh yeah
Where my pain is
Let me breathe (please)

My everythin', my blood and tears
Got no fears
I'm singin' oh ah

Oh I'm takin' over
You should know yeah

I can't hold me down'cause you know I'm a fighter
Willingly locked in the dark abyss

Find me and I'm gonna bleed with ya
Bring the pain oh yeah

(Eh-oh) Get on, bring the pain oh yeah

Rain be pourin'
Rain be pourin'

Sky keep fallin'
Sky keep fallin'

Everyday oh na na na
Everyday oh na na na

(Eh-oh) find me and I'm gonna bleed with ya
Bring the pain oh yeah

(Eh-oh) Get on, bring the pain oh yeah
All that I know is just goin' on and on and on and on

(Eh-oh) Bring the pain oh yeah (yeah yeah)

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Antonina Armato / August Rigo / Ho Weon Kang / Hoseok Jeong / Julia Ross / Krysta Youngs / Melanie Joy Fontana / Michel Schulz / Namjun Kim / Yunki Min
ON lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing


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