IDOL
BTS Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

You can call me artist (artist)
You can call me idol (idol)
아님 어떤 다른 (다른)
뭐라 해도 I don't care (I don't care)

I'm proud of it (proud of it)
난 자유롭네 (자유롭네)
No more irony (irony)
나는 항상 나였기에

손가락질 해 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
나는 전혀 신경 쓰지 않네
나를 욕하는 너의 (oh, what?)
그 이유가 뭐든 간에

I know what I am (I know what I am)
I know what I want (I know what I want)
I never gon' change (I never gon' change)
I never gon' trade
Trade off (choo, choo)

뭘 어쩌고저쩌고 떠들어대셔?
Talkin', talkin', talkin'
I do what I do
그니까 넌 너나 잘하셔 (damn it, hey)
You can't stop me lovin' myself

Hoo-hoo
얼쑤 좋다
You can't stop me lovin' myself
Hoo-hoo
지화자 좋다
You can't stop me lovin' myself

Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey)
Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa
Oh-oh-ooh-whoa
덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤)

Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey)
Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa
Oh-oh-ooh-whoa
덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤)

Face off 마치 오우삼 ayy
Top star with that spotlight, ayy
때론 superhero가 돼
돌려대, 너의 Anpanman

Wow 24시간이 적지
헷갈림, 내겐 사치 whoo
I do my thang (I do my thang)
I love myself

I love myself (I love myself)
I love my fans, love my dance and my what
내 속 안엔 (내 속 안엔)
몇십, 몇백 명의 내가 있어

오늘 또 다른 날 맞이해 (맞이해)
어차피 전부 다 나이기에 (나이기에)
고민보다는 걍 달리네 (달리네)
Runnin' man, runnin' man, runnin' man
Brruh

뭘 어쩌고저쩌고 떠들어대셔?
Talkin', talkin', talkin'
I do what I do
그니까 넌 너나 잘하셔 (damn it, hey)
You can't stop me lovin' myself

Hoo-hoo
얼쑤 좋다
You can't stop me lovin' myself
Hoo-hoo
지화자 좋다
You can't stop me lovin' myself

Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey)
Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa (whoo)
Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (으아)
덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤)

Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey)
Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa (whoo)
Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (으아)
덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤)

I'm so fine wherever I go (go, go, go, go)
가끔 멀리 돌아가도 oh
It's okay
I'm in love with my, myself
It's okay
난 이 순간 행복해 (ah-ooh)

Hoo-hoo
얼쑤 좋다
You can't stop me lovin' myself
Hoo-hoo
지화자 좋다
You can't stop me lovin' myself

Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey)
Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa
Oh-oh-ooh-whoa
덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤)

Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey)
Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa




Oh-oh-ooh-whoa
덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤)

Overall Meaning

The song IDOL by BTS is an ode to self-love and self-acceptance in the face of societal pressures and criticisms. The lyrics repeatedly assert that one's self-worth and identity are not determined by external opinions or labels. The chorus repeats the phrase "You can't stop me lovin' myself" as a direct defiance of anyone who tries to bring them down. The song also touches on the theme of individuality, with lines like "I know what I am" and "I never gon' change," emphasizing the importance of staying true to oneself.


The verses contain a mix of Korean and English lyrics, adding to the song's global appeal. The lines "Face off 마치 오우삼 ayy" and "Top star with that spotlight, ayy" reference American TV show Face Off and highlight the international influence of popular culture. The traditional Korean exclamation "얼쑤" is also repeated throughout the song and has become a meme-worthy catchphrase among BTS fans.


Overall, IDOL is a vibrant and empowering track that celebrates self-expression, individuality, and self-love.


Line by Line Meaning

You can call me artist (artist)
You have the freedom to refer to me as an artist.


You can call me idol (idol)
You can also refer to me as an idol.


아님 어떤 다른 (다른)
Or any other term of your choosing.


뭐라 해도 I don't care (I don't care)
Regardless of what you say, it doesn't affect me or my worth.


I'm proud of it (proud of it)
In fact, I take pride in who I am.


난 자유롭네 (자유롭네)
I am free from societal constraints and expectations.


No more irony (irony)
I am done with the paradoxes and contradictions of society.


나는 항상 나였기에
I have always been true to myself.


손가락질 해 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
So point and stare all you want, it doesn't bother me.


나는 전혀 신경 쓰지 않네
I don't pay attention to your criticism.


나를 욕하는 너의 (oh, what?)
Why do you insult me?


그 이유가 뭐든 간에
Regardless of your reasoning,


I know what I am (I know what I am)
I know exactly who I am.


I know what I want (I know what I want)
And what I want for myself.


I never gon' change (I never gon' change)
I will never change or compromise for others.


I never gon' trade
I will never barter or trade myself for society's expectations.


Trade off (choo, choo!)
I refuse to hop on the bandwagon for popularity or profit.


뭘 어쩌고저쩌고 떠들어대셔?
Why are you babbling about something irrelevant?


Talkin', talkin', talkin'
Talking non-stop without any substance.


I do what I do
I do what I do, without apologizing.


그니까 넌 너나 잘하셔 (damn it, hey)
So you should focus on yourself instead of being jealous.


You can't stop me lovin' myself
You can't stop me from loving myself.


Hoo-hoo
Expression of enjoyment.


얼쑤 좋다
I like the traditional Korean dance move called 'Eolssu.'


지화자 좋다
I like the traditional Korean handicraft called 'jihwaza.'


Oh-oh-ooh-whoa (hey!)
Vocalization expressing excitement.


Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa
Repeating vocalization expressing excitement.


Oh-oh-ooh-whoa
Yet another vocalization expressing excitement.


덩기덕 쿵더러러 (얼쑤!)
Imitation sound effect combined with the Eolssu dance motion.


Face off 마치 오우삼 ayy
I am facing off, like a martial artist fighting with the spirit of five animals.


Top star with that spotlight, ayy
I am a top star on the stage with a shining spotlight on me.


때론 superhero가 돼
Sometimes, I feel like a superhero.


돌려대, 너의 Anpanman
I am dancing and spinning like your Anpanman.


Wow 24시간이 적지
Wow, I never have enough time in the day.


헷갈림, 내겐 사치 whoo!
I am feeling overwhelmed, but it's a luxurious experience for me.


I do my thang (I do my thang)
I do what I am good at and love with confidence.


I love myself
I have great self-esteem and love myself.


I love myself (I love myself)
Repetition of self-affirmation.


I love my fans, love my dance and my what
I love my fans, my dance, and everything that I do.


내 속 안엔 (내 속 안엔)
Inside of me lives many versions of myself.


몇십, 몇백 명의 내가 있어
There are hundreds and thousands of versions of me.


오늘 또 다른 날 맞이해 (맞이해)
I am eager to face another day and enjoy it to the fullest.


어차피 전부 다 나이기에 (나이기에)
Everyone will grow older, so there's no need to worry.


고민보다는 걍 달리네 (달리네)
Instead of worrying, I choose to run forward.


Runnin' man, runnin' man, runnin' man
A reference to a popular South Korean variety show, expressing that I am always up for adventure and excitement.


Brruh!
Expression of strength.


Oh-oh-ooh, whoa-ooh-whoa (whoo!)
Continuation of vocalization expressing excitement.


I'm so fine wherever I go (go, go, go, go)
I am confident in myself wherever I go.


가끔 멀리 돌아가도 oh
Even if sometimes I stray from my path,


It's okay
It's okay, I am still perfectly fine and happy.


I'm in love with my, myself
I am deeply in love with myself.


난 이 순간 행복해 (ah-ooh!)
I am extremely happy in this moment.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Ho Weon Kang, Si Hyuk Bang, Dong Hyuk Shin, Ali Tamposi, Roman Campolo, Nam Jun Kim

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@auliaraishakirana9682

"KIM NAMJOON"
"KIM SEOKJIN "
"MIN YOONGI "
"JUNG HOSEOK"
"PARK JIMIN "
"KIM TAEHYUNG"
"JEON JUNGKOOK"
AND ARMY BANGTAN You Are Always in my heart I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MUAH .
"I AM ARMY FROM INDONESIAN"



@akhtarnur6401

Today bts MV's in top 20
4)IDOL=948,645
6)DNA=794,626
9)Fake Love=715,392
11)MIC drop=602,514
13)Fire=491,993
16)Save Me=421,191
19)BST=375,901
20)Dope=369,245

yes, maybe we are not getting views as we expected but army *DON'T LOSE HOPE work for bts
Edit : vote for bts in soompi!!!



@user-kv4dz5vq9o

Песня замечательная.
Я люблю БТС.
Чонгука
Тэхена
Чимина
Джина
Юнги
Хосе
Намджуна.
Удачи вам ребята.
Жду с Армии ❤❤❤



All comments from YouTube:

@OT7_FOREVER766

Anyone in 2024??

@user-il4xx1kx7h

Me!!😊

@intissar1234

Me

@educationwithfun996

Me

@user-kh2os8em2x

Ес

@user-fy5un2mz9p

Me😊

32 More Replies...

@chicken

Its March 2024, let's see how many legends are listening to this incredible song💙

@zaheerac7031

Me

@tambeovlog6520

me

@user-vj1um4kv7q

Mee

More Comments

More Versions