Life Lessons with BTS

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By this point it should be 100% clear that I freaking love BTS. I mean I do try to name drop them every chance I get, whether it be on this blog or in conversations with other people. That is why I have been thinking long and hard about introducing a new series in which I could talk more about them. If you can remember, I already dedicated two posts to them in the past so I have been weary about retreading similar points. Then this new idea hit me, why don’t I just focus on the messages of the songs. They are a big reason why I love the group but I haven’t really gotten all that deep about them and there IS plenty to explore there. So with that I am happy to announce “Life Lessons with BTS”. Catchy title right? 😀

The song that I picked to start things off with is one of their lesser known ones. It’s called Spine Breaker and it is a song that I love to recommend to people to show them that this is not your average Kpop group or that these are not your average artists in general. Primarily they focus on hip hop/rap but they do so without falling into a lot of those trappings that have kinda started to plague the genre. Ofcourse I am referening to all that showboating, talking about making a lot of money, or getting a lot of women type of stuff. Not to say all the mainstream stuff is that way but a good chunk is, particulary here in the West. Luckily BTS has a different approach and instead tries to do the complete opposite and actually try to write lyrics that they themselves find meaningful and important.

 

That is made very clear in this song which tackles a specific problem that a lot of youth face today. Specifically, those young people who are right on the cusp of adulthood which this song refers to as the “Spine Breakers.” You know, the kids who take their parents or guardians for granted. Asking for and taking things without much regard for all the hard work that it takes to get them the things they want. Often times being materialistic not even because they really want something but more so just to fit in. Which is kind off worse to be honest. Either way oversimplying things to being a “have” and not a “have not.” Completely missing the fact that there is more to life thus making this a relatable subject because I think that at one point or another we have all been there before. And if not…well guess what, we may end up being on the receiving end of it one day when we have kids of our own. Making this a a far reaching song regardless.

That is why to me this should be a strongly recommended song for all the teenagers out there. It makes valid points and it does so in a style of music they would probably enjoy. When you boil it down to it’s core sure it may be a simple message that could be summarized by, grow the fudge up! Either way that is something people should hear from time to time don’t you think? Plus another good takeaway from this song is that if you do want something really badly then you should be putting in your own effort NOT somebody else’s. That way you will appreciate those things you earn more and you wont be someone’s burden. Which can save you from feeling regret later in life. It’s the kind of message parents would respect, so if your parents ever tell you to quit listening to kpop show them this song because it will likely change their minds. 😛

That is why at this point I say let’s take a moment and realize how awesome it is that such a thoughtful group can be so popular. I mean think about it, when is the next time you will find a group that will be as quick to lecture and scold it’s own audience? How they get away with it time and time again is beyond me. It probably helps that they are good looking yes, or that they normally flashy things up. But I like to think that they are just that in tune with their fans. Knowing the right chords to pull and the right nerves to touch to leave an impact.

In closing, I hope you like the song, the message, and get curious enough to check out more of their work.  I swear it will be worth it. Until next time peeps. ^_^

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Life Lessons with BTS

  1. I started fangirling just after reading the title, haha. Awesome post and I totally agree!!!
    Perhaps you can try Coffee, Rain and Blanket Kick by them.They aren’t their most famous ones, but they are just as good as the rest….
    Wings:Outro and Lost are also great songs!
    The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Intro and You Never Walk Alone are really good too.
    I love all their songs, so I’ll probably end up listing all their songs, haha.

    I recently got into BigBang too…

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    • Bts has a lot of good songs, I had to start a serparate playlist just for them. Lol I wouldnt be surprised if I talk about all the songs you mentioned and every other one at some point. 🙂

      As for BigBang I have been listening to their song Fxxk It. I am a huge fan of Taeyang and I really love his part in that song!

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      • Well, in BTS I couldn’t choose a bias or my favourite or anything of that sort…
        But GD is definitely my fav in Big Bang…
        I have ALL BTS songs(including solos) and most Big Bang songs (except for solos).
        For Big Bang, I like Tell Me Goodbye, Fxxk It, Sober, Last Dance, Let’s not fall in love and Crooked!

        The Japanese songs of BTS are great too! Good Day for one…
        Hold Me Tight, Hug Me and Lost are the songs I just heard, like a minute ago, haha.
        Waiting for more BTS posts, YES!

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  2. My friend recently introduced me to BTS! I loved their song Dope. The lyrics about them hustling & working hard compared to other people just partying really impressed me. I also liked Fire and Blood Sweat and Tears. 🙂 I still have difficulties telling them apart though (except Rap Mon 😆) but I’m getting better, I think!

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  3. Wow! I didn’t know you like BTS too, Spine Breaker is one of my favourites. Then there’s Dead leaves, Born Singer, Lost. BTS has so many awesome and varied range of songs. Their solo’s and god knows, all of the songs in The most Beautiful Moments in life series is are gem.

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  4. Yes! This is a series I will really look forward too. As a more recent BTS fan just from around Oct. 2016, I still have a lot to learn and discover about them. So I know I will really enjoy this 🙂

    Also, you’re a bit more knowledgeable about kpop than me, so maybe you can help me. My fav BTS song is Baepsae. Do you know of any other songs either by them or other kpop groups with a similar sound. I just don’t seem to come across songs with that style 😛

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    • Baepsae is really good. Not joking I was listening to it not too long ago. lol I wish I could help you find another song like it but I yet to find one. I’ve managed to find groups like Monsta X who have similar concepts overall but nothing to match the particular style of that song. Its kinda sad but at the same time its a positive. It means that their song must be unique. 🙂

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      • Haha, yeah, I listen to Baepsae almost everyday 🙂 It really is a unique song. I find a lot of BTS’s songs unique, but that one the most, especially since there just doesn’t seem to be much out there like it. Ah well, at least I don’t mind listening it to repeatedly 🙂

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  5. wow, Spine Breaker is my favorite BTS song! I think it was what really got me into looking up more of their lyrics rather than just listening. It’s so great how this song has been making a lot of appearances in their most recent videos on VLive! All of their non-title songs really are hidden gems. I really, really like Could You Turn Off Your Cellphone as well. 💖

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  6. Spine breaker is one of my favorite songs too. I totally agree with you. There is so much more to bangtan sonyeondan than just good looks and entertaining music videos.
    Also its funny the way you write a blog post about spine breaker 3 days back and on gayo track 15 they make a funny mv on spine breaker. ;D I’m really looking forward to this series.

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    • I found a version of the MV up on YouTube that had the Big Hit intro at the beginning. 😆🤣 I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw that. lol I always did think this was a song that could use an MV. 🙂

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  8. I love Spine Breaker! My friends and i just made a parody of their music video of that song from BTS Gayo… also did you see them perform it at the House party? x

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