Songs and their meanings


11. Silver Spoon (Baepsae), by BTS


Korean Lyrics (Original) English Translation
역시 황새야 실망 안 시켜 As expected of them, they meet your expectations
역시 황새야 이름 값 하네 As expected of them, they've earn their name
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They call me 뱁새 They call me try-hard
욕봤지 이 세대 Our generation has had it hard
*Note: Translated lyrics may be wrong, because it is translated from Google Translate.

The artists are trying to express the frustration of the newer generation, because of being called the “generation that’s given up”. They are being blamed by the older generation and the media who kept saying they “lack effort” and is full of laziness.

12. Greatest Love of All, by Whitney Houston


I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe>

Whitney Houston is trying to communicate to people who are "followers". She is trying to say that people shouldn't walk in "anyone's shadow", and to at least try, even if they fail, because it leaves important lessons that may impact their lives.

13. Whalien 52, by BTS


Korean Lyrics (Original) English Translation
이 넓은 바다 그 한가운데 In the middle of this wide sea
한 마리 고래가 나즈막히 외롭게 말을 해 A whale speaks in silence
아무리 소리쳐도 닿지 않는 게 No matter how much I yell at you
사무치게 외로워 조용히 입 다무네 I'm lonely so quietly
*Note: Translated lyrics may be wrong, because it is translated from Google Translate.

This song is dedicated for a whale, who is considered the most loneliest creature. The whale is called "52 hertz whale", and is known to be the only one of its kind. A normal whale has a frequency of 30 hertz, but this whale speaks to its name, by having a frequency of 52 hertz. The artists are trying to give awareness of the whale, and give a lesson about loneliness people sometimes feel.

14. On My Way, by Alan Walker


First Stanza
I'm sorry but, don't wanna talk
I need a moment 'fore I go, it's nothin' personal
I draw the blinds, they don't need to see me cry
'Cause even if they understand, they don't understand

Throughout the song, the artist Alan Walker, talks about moving on, by repeating the line "I'm on my way". In this stanza, he tells the story of someone from a break-up and recovering.

15. It's My Life, by Bon Jovi


It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive

Through this song, the artist is trying to tellothers to live their lives to the fullest, and to not follow others. He gives the reminder that none of us are going to live forever, so we should spend our lives the way we want, and to the fullest. As the saying goes, "You Only Live Once".

Sources: TheTopTens , TBHConnect

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