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Dissecting D-2 : People

Hey everyoneee✨

Today, we will be starting a new series of posts where we will be dissecting my favorite mixtape “D-2”. Mostly because I think the songs have such deep and beautiful/dark meanings in them that I think everyone should hear but also because it holds a special place in my heart and I just want to share it with y’all.

As y’all can probably tell, music is a huge part of my life; a lot of things I learn comes from the music I listen to. Hence, why I am selective of the people I listen to.

D-2 is a mixtape by one of my favorite artists, Agust D and it has honestly helped me a lot so I thought I’d share with y’all my fav songs from the mixtape and what I thought of them/ the meaning behind them.

The first song is People

I will be showing the English translations together with the original Korean lyrics. These English lyrics were a combo of Google and Genius translations and also my little knowledge on Hangul. One of the reasons I started learning Hangul is because most times we international fans don’t always get to fully experience the feelings the artists go through when they’re writing their songs. A lot of hidden puns are in the songs that translations don’t do justice to so that was kinda of a drive to my learning Korean journey.

Yeah, so let’s get into it!

People~ Agust D

Yeah, yeah, yeah a gentle breeze (wind)

Yeah, yeah, yeah 산들바람 (바람)

People that brush past (people)

스쳐가는 사람 (사람)

People that permeates the heart (people)

스며드는 사람 (사람)

What kind of person am I? (person)

나는 어떤 사람 (사람)

Am I a good person? (Person)

나는 좋은 사람? (사람)

or the bad person? (Person)

아님 나쁜 사람? (사람)

Many ways to judge yeah yeah

평가는 가지각색 yeah yeah

I’m just a person yeah

그냥 나도 사람 eh

~ Pause~

The part where he said “Am I a good or bad person?”. There are many ways to judge but at the end of the day, I’m just a person. A lot of times we beat ourselves up when we do things we regret and we feel like “Am I a bad person?” But I’ve learnt to accept my mistakes, my wrongs and realize that at the end of the day, I’m human…I’m just a person and I will make mistakes. That shouldn’t determine whether I’m a good or bad person. I’m just me.

~ Continuation ~

Everyone will live yeah

다들 살아가겠지 yeah

Everyone will love yeah

다들 사랑하겠지 yeah

Everyone will fade away yeah

다들 바래가겠지 yeah

Yeah yeah and will be forgotten yeah

Yeah yeah 잊혀가겠지 yeah

People change (change) just like I changed

사람들은 변하지 (변하지) 나도 변했듯이

Nothing in this world lasts forever

세상살이 영원한 건 없어

Everything is just a happening, passing by

다 지나가는 해프닝

~ Pause~

This is also something I found really really interesting and I know I’ve mentioned it several times that I find my thought process very unique. It’s shocking cause literally 3 years ago, for my first ever blog post I talked about this exact same thing and now that I need it, Yoongi reminded me.

I think a lot of people need to actually realize that cause someone is an important part of your life right now doesn’t mean the person is going to be there for the long run. People I used to be “needle and thread” with at the beginning of last year, now we talk once in a week, if we’re lucky but I’ve also gained way more than I’ve lost this past year so understanding that some people are only around for a certain time and purpose will honestly give you more peace of mind than you can imagine.

~ Continuation ~

Umm umm umm umm why so serious? (why so serious?)

음 음 음 음 why so serious? (why so serious?)

Why so serious? (why so serious?) why so serious? (why so)

Why so serious? (why so serious?) why so serious? (why so)

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm I’m so serious? (I’m so serious?)

음 음 음 음 I’m so serious? (I’m so serious?)

I’m so serious? (I’m so serious?) I’m so, I’m so

I’m so serious? (I’m so serious?) I’m so, I’m so

So what?

뭐 어때

What if you just brush by, yeah yeah

스쳐 지나가면 뭐 어때 yeah yeah

So what?

뭐 어때

What if you get hurt yeah yeah yeah yeah

상처받으면 뭐 어때 yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Sometimes you might get hurt again

뭐 때론 또 아플지도

Sometimes you might get upset and you might cry ooh

가끔은 속상해 눈물 흘릴지도 ooh

So what?

뭐 어때

What if you live like that yeah yeah yeah yeah

그렇게 살면 뭐 어때 yeah yeah, yeah yeah

I flow the way water flows

물이 흘러가는 대로 흘러가

At the end there might be something

저기 끝은 뭐가 있을지도

A special life, an ordinary life, each in its own way

특별한 삶 평범한 삶 그 나름대로

What’s good is good in the end

좋은 게 좋은 거지 뭐

What’s good is good

좋은 게 좋은 거지

Things don’t always go as intended

뜻대로만 되지 않지

Discomfort is something everyone has to withstand

불편은 다들 감수하지

The repetition of dramatic situations makes life exhausting

극적인 상황들의 반복은 삶을 지치게도 해

people are like that

사람들이 그런거지

When you’re not there, you want to be there and when you are, you don’t want to

없으면 있고 싶기도 있으면 없고 싶기도

Who said man is an animal of wisdom?

누가 사람이 지혜의 동물이라 했나

It is clear to me that we are animals of regret is

내가 보기에는 후회의 동물이 분명한데

~ Pause~

“So what if you live like that?” “I flow like water flows, at the end there might be something” those words are literally one of the most comforting words I’ve ever heard. What if you just live life as it comes, just go with the flow. Not everything has to be serious, life doesn’t always have to be so serious, you know? Someone giving you that assurance, like you don’t always have to overthink everything; every single action you take or step you take. Just live your life!

~Continuation~

People change (change) just like I’ve changed

사람들은 변하지 (변하지) 너도 변했듯이

Nothing in this world lasts forever

세상살이 영원한 건 없어

Everything’s just a happening passing by

다 지나가는 해프닝

Your ordinary became my special

너의 평범함은 되려 나의 특별함

Your special became my ordinary

너의 특별함은 되려 나의 평범함

My ordinary became your special

나의 평범함은 되려 너의 특별함

My speciality is your mediocrity

나의 특별함은 되려 너의 평범함

So what (oh)

뭐 어때 (oh)

What if you just brush by (how about it) yeah yeah (yeah yeah)

스쳐 지나가면 뭐 어때 (어때) yeah yeah (yeah yeah)

So what?

뭐 어때

What if you get hurt yeah yeah yeah yeah

상처받으면 뭐 어때 yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Well, sometimes you might get hurt again

뭐 때론 또 아플지도

Sometimes you get upset and you might cry ooh

가끔은 속상해 눈물 흘릴지도 ooh

So what

뭐 어때

What if you live like that yeah yeah yeah yeah

그렇게 살면 뭐 어때 yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Final Thoughts

Overall, this song is like a pat on my back like, “it’s okay. That didn’t work out, then move on. Oh you thought you’d be besties forever but you stopped talking? That’s fine! Someone else will still come”.

My favorite part of the song is “Hmm Hmm Hmm why so serious? Why so serious?”. Like literallyyyy, why are we always so serious??? Let’s just flow like water, live life as it comes, whatever happens happens. I think that’s one way we can live a happy life.

Those are my thoughts and what I learnt from the song. I think y’all should definitely listen to it!

That’s the end of today’s post! Please tell me your opinion/thoughts on the song and it’s lyrics. I want to see what other perspectives people have on the lyrics. I’d love to know✨

Thank you for reading and see you soon!

By Ib Adepoju

I’m Adepoju Ibukun, a writer and student of University of Lagos, studying Real Estate. I’m a young adult trying to sort out life.

11 replies on “Dissecting D-2 : People”

You made me fell in love with this song. Actually I love bts but unfortunately I didn’t give much importance to the individual albums of rappers. Now I’ll listen to them. Thanks for enlightening me 💜💜
I especially loved this line “So what if you live like that?” “I flow like water flows, at the end there might be something”

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people is my fav track on that album 😪
I love those lyrics they’re so relatable, just like yoongi himself is
great job doing this!! and yeah I agree, we international fans don’t feel much of the music :’)

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