Stigma
BTS Lyrics


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숨겨왔어
I tell you something
그저 묻어두기엔
이젠 버틸 수가 없는 걸
왜 그땐 말 못 했는지
어차피 아파와서
정말 버틸 수가 없을 걸
Now cry
너에게 너무 미안할 뿐야
또 cry 널 지켜주지 못해서

더 깊이 더 깊이 상처만 깊어져
되돌릴 수 없는 깨진 유리 조각 같아
더 깊이 매일이 가슴만 아파져
내 죄를 대신 받던
연약하기만 했던 너

그만 울고 tell me something
용기 없던 내게 말해봐
"그 때 나한테 왜 그랬어?"
"미안"

됐어 내게 무슨 자격 있어
이래보라고 저래보라고
너에게 말하겠어

더 깊이 더 깊이 상처만 깊어져
되돌릴 수 없는 깨진 유리 조각 같아
더 깊이 매일이 가슴만 아파져
내 죄를 대신 받던
연약하기만 했던 너

I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry ma brother
숨겨도 감춰도 지워지지 않어
"Are you calling me a sinner?"
무슨 말이 더 있겠어

I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry ma sister
숨겨도 감춰도 지워지지 않어
So cry
Please dry my eyes

저 빛이 저 빛이 내 죄를 비춰줘
돌이킬 수 없는 붉은 피가 흘러내려
더 깊이 매일이 죽을 것만 같아
그 벌을 받게 해줘




내 죄를 사해줘
제발

Overall Meaning

The song "STIGMA" by BTS is a heartfelt ballad that deals with themes of guilt, regret, and the pain of not being able to express one's true feelings in the moment. The lyrics describe a person who has been hiding their emotions for a long time, but now finds that they can no longer bear the weight of their thoughts and feelings. They cry and apologize to the person they hurt, feeling guilty for not being able to protect them or keep their promise.


The artist talks about how their pain has only deepened over time, like a shattered glass that cannot be pieced back together. They apologize to their brother and sister and call themselves a sinner, asking for forgiveness from the person they hurt. They want the person to see their true intentions and hope that the light will shine on their wrongdoing, so they can receive the punishment they deserve.


The overall message of the song is a plea for forgiveness and a call to self-reflection. It emphasizes the importance of expressing oneself honestly and taking responsibility for one's actions, even if it means facing harsh consequences. It also speaks to the idea that the pain of regret can be incredibly overwhelming and can haunt a person for a long time.


Line by Line Meaning

숨겨왔어
I've been hiding it


I tell you something
I'll tell you something


그저 묻어두기엔 이젠 버틸 수가 없는 걸
I can't bear to keep it hidden anymore


왜 그땐 말 못 했는지
Why couldn't I say it back then


어차피 아파와서 정말 버틸 수가 없을 걸 Now cry
I couldn't bear it anyway and now I cry


너에게 너무 미안할 뿐야
I'm just so sorry to you


또 cry 널 지켜주지 못해서
I cry again because I couldn't protect you


더 깊이 더 깊이 상처만 깊어져
The wound deepens more and more


되돌릴 수 없는 깨진 유리 조각 같아
Like a broken piece of glass that can't be put back together


더 깊이 매일이 가슴만 아파져
The pain in my chest deepens every day


내 죄를 대신 받던 연약하기만 했던 너
You, who took the blame for me and were always fragile


그만 울고 tell me something
Stop crying and tell me something


용기 없던 내게 말해봐
Say it to me who was too cowardly back then


"그 때 나한테 왜 그랬어?" "미안"
"Why did you do that to me back then?" "I'm sorry"


됐어 내게 무슨 자격 있어 이래보라고 저래보라고 너에게 말하겠어
It's okay, I have the right to say this and that to you


I'm sorry, I'm sorry I'm sorry ma brother
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry my brother


숨겨도 감춰도 지워지지 않어 "Are you calling me a sinner?"
It doesn't go away even if I hide it or conceal it, "Are you calling me a sinner?"


무슨 말이 더 있겠어
What more is there to say?


I'm sorry, I'm sorry I'm sorry ma sister
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry my sister


숨겨도 감춰도 지워지지 않어 So cry
It doesn't go away even if I hide it or conceal it, so cry


Please dry my eyes
Please dry my eyes


저 빛이 저 빛이 내 죄를 비춰줘 돌이킬 수 없는 붉은 피가 흘러내려
That light, that light shines on my sins and the impossible red blood flows down


더 깊이 매일이 죽을 것만 같아 그 벌을 받게 해줘 내 죄를 사해줘 제발
The pain deepens every day and it feels like I'll die, please punish me and forgive me for my sins, please




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Do Hyeong Kwon, Jae Won Jang, Si Hyuk Bang, Tae Hyung Kim

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@arya3850

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1.stigma
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3.scenery
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@user-xp6bx2zb1b

숨겨왔어
I tell you something
그저 묻어두기엔
이젠 버틸 수가 없는 걸
왜 그땐 말 못 했는지
어차피 아파와서
정말 버틸 수가 없을 걸
Now cry
너에게 너무 미안할 뿐야
또 cry 널 지켜주지 못해서
더 깊이 더 깊이 상처만 깊어져
되돌릴 수 없는 깨진 유리 조각 같아
더 깊이 매일이 가슴만 아파져
내 죄를 대신 받던
연약하기만 했던 너
그만 울고 tell me something
용기 없던 내게 말해봐
“그 때 나한테 왜 그랬어?”
“미안”
됐어 내게 무슨 자격 있어
이래보라고 저래보라고
너에게 말하겠어
더 깊이 더 깊이 상처만 깊어져
되돌릴 수 없는 깨진 유리 조각 같아
더 깊이 매일이 가슴만 아파져
내 죄를 대신 받던
연약하기만 했던 너
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry ma brother
숨겨도 감춰도 지워지지 않어
“Are you calling me a sinner?”
무슨 말이 더 있겠어
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry ma sister
숨겨도 감춰도 지워지지 않어
So cry
Please dry my eyes
저 빛이 저 빛이 내 죄를 비춰줘
돌이킬 수 없는 붉은 피가 흘러내려
더 깊이 매일이 죽을 것만 같아
그 벌을 받게 해줘
내 죄를 사해줘
제발



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@TaeTae-cv9xz

Honestly I genuinely believe this song is for his siblings. Hear me out. In this particular album, all of their solos were personal, like really personal. Jungkook talks about his love for his hyungs, jimin talks about his struggle to genuinely smile, jhope talks about his appreciation for his mother, suga talks about his deep love for music, namjoon talks about his inner hatred and jin talks about his struggle with success. All of these are extremely personal.
But its only taehyungs song that we never got the backrgound story of. And i believe its because it is related to his siblings, something that is extremely personal and private. Taehyung, like the majortity of the members, prefers to keep his siblings private to protect their identity. That being said, him refering to "my brother" and "my sister" is no coincidence.
As we all probably know, stigma refers to a mark of disgrace. Taehyung probably sees himself as a 'disgrace' in the eyes of his siblings as he's not able to be their in person and 'protect' them physically like older siblings are expected to. His grandmother passed away this particular year as well, so him not being able to attend the funeral as the oldest son would have been a sign of 'betrayal' in his siblings eyes, even if they understood the reasons why he couldnt be there. Taehyungs 'sin' is that he went to pursue his dream as an artist leaving his family behind. Thats why no matter what he does, he cant 'erase it or hide it.' Taehyung values family. So the wound that this situation has given him only gets 'deeper and deeper.' His 'heart hurts everyday.' Siblings dont care much for money or wealth or success. Theyre proud and theyre happy, but more than that they just want their brother in their life. Deep down the love is there, but the situation makes it very hard for siblings to actually form strong bonds especially if this seperation happnens in their teen years- thats when people change and grow the most. Im not saying that they dont love him, but it would be hard to speak to someone you barely even know anymore or who barely even knows you now (as tae eluded to in his vlive how it’s been a long time since he’s spoken to his siblings).
Anyway, this song really just hits in the feels. I have 4 siblings and my older brother left us to go work when we were younger. Im just speaking on the knowledge that i know how his siblings would feel and that the guilt that taehyung feels is normal. When you miss out in being in your siblings life at an early stage, it would make anyone feel sad especially if that was never what you intended for to happen.
So conclusion? Taehyung is apologising to his siblings in this song and hopes that they will one day forgive him for becoming someone that they have trouble reaching.
I think its a beautifully tragic song and it hits close to my heart.
BTS is always deep with their music.
Also this was just my take on it anyway, what’s yours? Guess we'll never really know unless taehyung tells it to us straight tho <3

@jameelkhan3282

This is so accurate and sad...
He always says how much he loves his family..
I even remember when during a vlive he said that his younger brother don't talk to him that much and he feels really bad about it...
But now i think its all fine..
You can see in his vocation vlog he went out with his bro and spend his holidays with his family instead of going outstations.

@silvervalentine4956

:'(
Well said.

@silvervalentine4956

@Vanilla Cheesecake I don't think so... I mean, if he were gay, why would he apologize to his siblings about it, and who is he addressing when he said that someone else took the blame for it?? There are a lot of meanings and theories to it that any one of them could be right or wrong.

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