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DISSECTING D-2: Moonlight

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Back with another Dissecting D-2 post! We’ve done just People and Dear My Friend, today’s Moonlight. I know some ARMYs are like, “why haven’t you done the main songs yet?”. I’ll leave that to my surprise guest😗. It was supposed to be a surprise. I literally don’t know how to keep my mouth shut but yeah, we’re having guests in this series! I’m probably more excited than you guys to read their reviews but we have to wait…

Anywayssss, Moonlight is the first track in the mixtape. My favorite part is the beginning where he has a whole conversation with himself before actually beginning 😂. I love that he kept that part in. Let’s get started with the lyrics before I get ahead of myself😃

Lyrics~

[Intro]

Yeah, yeah


Okay, okay, okay, okay


Yeah


Three years have passed

3년이 지났네


Agust D


Honestly, I don’t know how many songs to put in

솔직히, 몇 곡 넣을지 잘 모르겠어 걍


Fuck, I’m just doing it

씨, 걍 하는 거지 뭐

Ok, ok, alright, here I go, ok (Yo, yo, yo)

[Verse 1]

The beginnings were humble, Daegu, yeah, from a basement in Namsandong

시작은 초라했지 대구 그래 남산동 지하


To a penthouse in Hannam the Hill now, ha

에서 이제는 펜트하우스 한남 더힐 ha

The Peter Pan who still cannot wake up from his dream

아직도 꿈에서 깨지 못하는 피터팬

Yoongi started making music in the basement of a building in Namsandong, Daegu. That’s why he talks about humble beginnings. Then in 2017, BTS moved to this beautiful apartment, Hannam The Hill in Seoul.

Honestly, Yoongi if I were living here, I’d also think I’m dreaming

In my head, the reality fights with the ideal tirelessly

내 머릿속 현실은 이상과 싸워 지겹게

My biggest enemy is the anger inside me

내 가장 큰 적은 속 안의 화

The more dreadful is the battle with the laziness inside me

그보다 더 지독한 내 안의 게으름과의 싸움

Sometimes I resent God, asking why he made me live a life like this

가끔씩 신께 원망해 왜 이런 삶을 살게 한 지


What I’m doing, and if I love music at all

내가 뭐를 하는지 음악은 사랑하는지

Sometimes I ask myself again, ‘if it’s possible to go back

가끔씩 되물어 돌아갈 수만 있음

Will you go back?’ Well, I’ll have to think more about that

돌아갈 거냐고 글쎄 그건 고민 좀

One moment I feel like I’ve easily earned what I have

내가 가진 게 쉽게 얻은 것 같다가

And the next moment I’m compensated for the fucking hard works I’ve done

시발 개고생 한 거 보상받는 것 같다만

But I’m still hungry, would this be karma?

난 아직 고파 이게 업보인가


The emptiness that I feel after flying fucking high

존나 높게 나니 느껴지는 공허함


Although it’s been more than 10 years since I started in Namsandong

남산동에서 시작한 지 10년은 더 지났지만


It’s the same that my head is a mess, fuck that

그때랑 똑같네 머리가 복잡한 건 fuck that

[Chorus]

That moonlight that shines on me at dawn

새벽에 맞는 저 달빛

It’s still the same as then

여전히 그때와 같네

A lot changed in my life, but

내 삶은 많은 게 변했지만 뭐

That moonlight is still the same

저 달빛은 여전히 그대로라고

That moonlight that shines on me at dawn

새벽에 맞는 저 달빛

It’s still the same as then

여전히 그때와 같네

Changes are fated to happen to everyone

변화는 모두에게 필연적이지

Perhaps it is how we change that is our karma to bear

어떻게 변해가는지가 우리의 업일지도

[Verse 2]

Sometimes I feel like I’m a genius

가끔씩 내가 천재인 것 같다가도

“Min Suga, Genius, those two words should be enough” ~ Min Suga

Sorry I had to mention it😂

Sometimes I feel like I have no talent

가끔씩 내가 재능이 없는 것 같기도 해

Sometimes songs write themselves like crazy, but then

어떨 땐 곡이 미친듯이 나오다가 다시

When I’m stuck, I’m stuck like there’s no way out, yeah, right now

막힐 때는 한없이 또 막히더라구 맞아 지금도

I wrote Verse 1 fucking fast

(Verse 1) 은 존나 빠르게 썼는데도

But can’t make Verse 2 no matter how hard I rack my brain

(Verse 2) 는 진짜 안 나오네 쥐어짜도

It probably would be the same for life, all or nothing

인생도 마찬가지겠지 모 아니면 도

There’s no parallel anyway, it’s a matter of choice

어차피 평행은 없어 선택의 문제라고

There would be no eternity for anything

영원은 존재하지 않겠지 그 무엇도

Being called immortal is fucking overwhelming

불멸의 존재는 존나게 부담스럽고

I started just because I liked music

그냥 음악이 좋아서 시작한 게 단데

But the adjectives they attach to my name feel too much sometimes

내게 붙이는 수식어들은 가끔은 버겁네

This part reminds me of the time he cried, was it 2018 AMAs because he was overwhelmed at how far they were going. He’s talking about the overwhelming feeling when people are like “Nation’s Pride”, “Biggest Boy Band”, “Next Generation Leaders”, “The 21st Century Beatles” etc when all he wants to do and has always wanted to do is make music. I mean, not that they lying though but I can see how overwhelming that can be

What can I do, I should just keep running

어쩌겠어? 그냥 달려야지 뭐

What can I do, I should just keep hold of things that I’m grasping

어쩌겠어? 꽉 쥔 건 잡아야지 뭐

What can I do, I should just pay back what I’ve received

어쩌겠어? 받은 건 갚아야지 뭐

If you think you’re gonna crash, accelerate even harder, you idiot

부딪힐 것 같으면 더 세게 밟아 임마 (Oh yeah)

[Chorus]

That moonlight that shines on me at dawn

새벽에 맞는 저 달빛

It’s still the same as then

여전히 그때와 같네

A lot changed in my life, but

내 삶은 많은 게 변했지만 뭐

That moonlight is still the same

저 달빛은 여전히 그대로라고

That moonlight that shines on me at dawn

새벽에 맞는 저 달빛

It’s still the same as then

여전히 그때와 같네

Changes are fated to happen to everyone

변화는 모두에게 필연적이지

Perhaps it is how we change that is our karma to bear

어떻게 변해가는지가 우리의 업일지도

My Thoughts~

“It’s been three years”

3 years (as at 2019) since his first mixtape, Agust D and we can really see the growth✨. Love that! Did I mention I love that chitchat at the beginning where he’s like “you know what, fuck that!”. He said he was worried at first about swearing literally at the beginning of the first song in the mixtape then he’s like whatever, it’s my mixtape. Love the spirit, Yoongi!

I also love that Yoongi has always been open about his past mental illnesses. Like in his previous mixtape, he talked about depression, OCD, social anxiety, him not shying away from that in this song and still being like “even though it’s been 10 years since then, my head is still pretty much fucked up”. I think what makes Yoongi very relatable is that he’s open about everything. We see a lot of celebrities that are literally picture perfect, literally like not a single flaw on paper and it makes us wonder why we are the way we are. Then there’s Yoongi here like, “hey, it’s okay. I can totally relate”

Like the recent interview with Amazon Music, I think, when BTS was asked when was the last time they cried. Everyone was taking it too deep, Yoongi just went, “I cried two hours ago when I yawned. Is crying a big deal? Tears can come out just like that”. My heart went 🍃🍃🍃

My favorite lyrics, “Changes are fated to happen to everyone. Perhaps, it is how we change that is our karma to bear”. Everyone changes, it’s just a matter of how we change. Love it! I think he mentioned that that’s his favorite lyrics too.

Great minds think alike, don’t you think?

To conclude, I think the song is really good. I mentioned this in the last part of the series, I love reading Yoongi’s lyrics to his songs cause it feels like I’m reading a diary or a note someone sent to me. I really enjoy it.

Speaking of Yoongi, our man decided to bless us with two really cute selcas, I woke up to them and a very short vlive which I almost missed. I joined like 5 minutes to the end 🙂

Love the hair color! He looks really gooddddd✨

Anyways, that’s it for today! Really hope you enjoyed the post and if you want to keep following up with the “Dissecting D-2 series”, then subscribe with your email at the bottom of this page! Or stay updated on my posts by following my social media handles! Just click the social media icons. Stay safe and love you!🤍

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.

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