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BTS SUGA – Interlude: Shadow (Color Coded Lyrics Eng/Rom/Han/가사)

January 29, 2020

I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top,
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna go win, I wanna be … I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top,
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna be me, I want a big thing Oh boy let me see, I got a big dream yeah Woo I wondered everyday how far I’d go
I came to my senses and I find myself here Yeah, hmm, shadow at my feet
Look down, it’s gotten even bigger I run but the shadow follows
As dark as the light’s intense
I’m afraid, flying high is terrifying No one told me
How lonely it is up here I can leap in the air but also plunge
Now I know running away could be an option too, pause People say, there’s splendor in that bright light
But my growing shadow swallows me
And becomes a monster Up high, high, and higher, higher
I only go higher and vertigo overtakes me I rise, rise. I hate it
I pray, pray, hoping to be okay The moment I’m flying high as I wished
My shadow grows in that blasting stark light Please don’t let me shine
don’t let me down, don’t let me fly Now I’m afraid The moment I face myself brought lowest
It so happens that I’m flying the highest Please don’t let me shine
don’t let me down, don’t let me fly Now I’m scared Don’t let me shine I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna go win, I wanna be … I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna be me, I wanna be … Yeah I’m you, you are me, now do you know
Yeah you are me, I’m you, now you do know We are one body, sometimes we will clash
You can never break me off, this you must know Yeah yeah can’t break me off, whatever you do
Yeah you’ll be at ease if you admit it too Yeah succeed or fail, whichever way you flow
Yeah you can’t escape, wherever you go I am you, you are me, now you do know
You are me, I am you, now do you know We are one body and we are gonna clash
We are you, we are me, this do you know Thanks for watching! :3

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  • Reply Samantha the SAVAGE amazing January 20, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    OML!!!! SINGIN' LIL MEOW MEOW!!!! WHAT'S NEXT!?!??!?!? RAPPING JIMIN!!!?!!?!?!!

  • Reply I’m ONE in an ARMY January 21, 2020 at 1:18 am

    ”Please don’t let me shine”
    ” don’t let me down”
    ” don’t let me fly”
    ” now I’m afraid”
    My favorite words😔

  • Reply K Poop January 21, 2020 at 1:48 am

    He wanted it all to be his. Now that it's all his he knows theres a descent but hes afraid of the fall..

  • Reply kim taehyung January 21, 2020 at 2:56 am

    No need to be scared, Yoongi, us as ARMYs are here to guide you through.

  • Reply Ziagul Ali yawar January 21, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Wow! we are so proud at our Suga! what song and their meaning uhhh Wooooow!!!! I love bts! I purple, RM,Tea,Jemin,Suga I meant our Sugar,our World World widehandsom, our J'Hope, Jungkook..!!!💜❤🥰🥰

  • Reply Purple January 21, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Every time I listen to this song I forget to breathe

  • Reply 오정원 January 21, 2020 at 6:03 am


  • Reply Gutierrez Sisters January 21, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Don’t want to sound dramatic but…this song isn’t meant for jokes. Yoongi is talking about his bad past. What he hoped would happen. I just hope he is doing okay because Black Swan and Shadow are really meaningful. 💜💜

  • Reply utter_trash._ January 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm


  • Reply منه ندا January 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    ilove you suga ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply hi me January 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    i think of solo leveling when i listen to this… anyone else?

  • Reply 피리 부는 사람Piper January 21, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    are we not gonna talk about how meaningful these lyrics are?

  • Reply prince collins January 21, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    i dont know why the lyrics are so sad to me

  • Reply Mochi_ 96 January 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Tengo una gran obsesión con esta canción.

  • Reply TAEKOOK January 21, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I feel like NF should do a song with YOONGI 💜

  • Reply João Pedro January 21, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Meu amor yoongi vc ja é rei vc ja é tudo anjo

  • Reply Agata W January 22, 2020 at 1:04 am

    It’s making me sad how many people are making fun of this song. Suga wanted to tell us sth important and you are making fun of it. We can see that he is in bad mental state. Suga if it’s like a chance that you can read this pls be safe. We love you. We are supporting you. You are loved!

  • Reply シ 銀河系 シ January 22, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Lil Meow Meow, you are amazing! R.I.P Yoongi stans. (That's me ;-;)

  • Reply kookielattae January 22, 2020 at 2:39 am

    totally not crying bc bts dropped they tour dates and my mom said i could go OK FINE IM CRYING

  • Reply Danyell Chase January 22, 2020 at 3:55 am

    His voice has really matured. I love the deepness, and the absolute control he has.

  • Reply DIEEY 45 January 22, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    nose si alguien que hable español esta viendo el video, pero me dio un poco de risa al final de la traduccion
    PD: gracias al que lo tradujo

  • Reply FUKINGK BTS January 22, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    A voz do suga e um tesão 😏😏😥

  • Reply Kookiejamz Lepcha rai January 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Suga : don't let me shine
    Me: how can I do that you are the brightest star ❤❤❤

  • Reply Zeenath Sukoor January 22, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Can I get a dislikers list please!!!!

  • Reply SaneeXD January 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Is this song released on music platforms yet?

  • Reply Diamond Cascade Black Spring January 22, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    HEEEEEEE'S BAAAAAACCCCKKKKK!!!! 😆 😆😆 Just this man clearing his throat gives me heart palpitations lol

  • Reply Yoongi's Gummy Smile January 22, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    What if he preforms this at the tour- I'll get to see this live….. Holy-

  • Reply Jessie G January 22, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    This is literally the Shadow Self Concept, where a human both has a shadow (dark side) and a light (more civilized). It clearly demonstrates that we must accept our shadow to move on, but at the same time, control our shadow self. Notice when the beat changes it starts with what the light shadow started?(0:13) and (1:56) That is when the light and the dark clash. And it slowly turns into the dark side. (2:08) “Yea I’m you, you are me” and (2:14) “We are one body”.Meaning, the light can’t live without the shadow, nor can the shadow live without the light. There must be some failure to succeed, and you must admit your shadow self before it goes rampage.

  • Reply CanIHelpYou ? January 23, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Omg that’s why the beginning sounded so familiar it’s the beginning of INTRO : O!RUL8,2?

  • Reply chiffmonkey January 23, 2020 at 1:49 am

    SUGA = Persona
    Min Yoongi = Ego
    AgustD = Shadow
    ??? = Self

  • Reply A Little Bit Strange January 23, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Jaeguchi: Here are the lyrics!



  • Reply CAMILLA COHEN FASSIOLI January 23, 2020 at 2:57 am

    Come on, doesn’t anyone get that when he’s saying all that stuff at the beginning he’s basically imitating his past self before he became a big deal. So, before he was a billionaire or a king.

    Btw I truly love this song and I hope he gets more solos in the future.

  • Reply Its Syadia January 23, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Can i just say that glass breaking part was just….

    chef kiss

  • Reply Fame In Lights January 23, 2020 at 4:18 am

    I wanna be wich

  • Reply Sherlyn Hah January 23, 2020 at 11:29 am

    SUGAs cheek bones tho…

  • Reply Skylar Wolfix January 23, 2020 at 11:58 am


  • Reply Dodo 2.0 January 23, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    What app did you use ?! I want to know ! ♥

  • Reply Nicolás Perilla January 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    “But my growing shadow swallows me and becomes a monster” I mean Yoongi had depression, but I think this also represents the pressure of a K-Pop Idol by maintaining his image by not doing anything “normal” for someone their age

  • Reply Najeeb Khan January 23, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Suga i love you

  • Reply Marionette Duplicate January 23, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    … God he’s in pain. They’re all in pain but they’re scared to show us. They need rest. They need time with their family without the cameras in their faces..

  • Reply سهير محمود January 23, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Suga ugly jk Koky

  • Reply -propxnqity - January 23, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Fans: i love yoongi

    Yoongi:I wanna be rich

  • Reply Christell Acosta January 24, 2020 at 1:00 am

    This my fav song its like you can't get tired of 💜💜

  • Reply banana H January 24, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Let me know

  • Reply 1-800-ugotnojams January 24, 2020 at 5:52 am

    1:55 yoonkimin snapped-

  • Reply Hoa Nguyễn Thị Diệu January 24, 2020 at 6:59 am


  • Reply ONCE an ARMY always an ARMY January 24, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Just imagine the fan chants for this bro. The FAN CHANTS. they gonna be W I L D

  • Reply Lavínia Lara January 24, 2020 at 11:31 am

    What's your bias?
    Jhope -comment
    My bias is suga but i love jhope too💝💝💝💝

  • Reply Hae army January 24, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Yoongi: "i pray, pray, hoping to be okay"
    *namjoon has left the chat*

  • Reply Varsha Panda January 24, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    So cool 😎. You are a rockstar. 😍

  • Reply Seyma Reyhan January 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    How do you international fans learn Korean songs? I'm trying to learn this song for almost a week but I can't do it >~>

  • Reply Cup Of Tae January 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm


  • Reply Cup Of Tae January 24, 2020 at 2:43 pm


  • Reply Jeon Jungkook January 24, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I have an exam in around an hour from now so…

    Namjoon – may you give me your knowledge
    Hoseok – may you give me your positivity
    Yoongi – may you give me your calmness
    Taehyung – may you give me your creativity to be able think outside the box for the questions
    I have to answer
    Jungkook – may you give me your strength to power through the exam
    Jin – may you give me your humour to realize that this just an exam and I shouldn’t take to seriously and that it’s not the end of the world

    Amen 🙏

  • Reply love uWu January 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    🥺 proud of my boy

  • Reply ARMY Writer January 25, 2020 at 1:09 am

    When you can say English part

  • Reply Mia January 25, 2020 at 7:00 am

    It you actually look at this song it’s kinda sad….

  • Reply Helenaplaysgames I am a bit Savage January 25, 2020 at 8:03 am

    I won't eeven tri spel it nevr mind I wil tri akwerd??? It a hard werd I am a yung fan ov bts I am 6 mi momy let me yuse her fone

  • Reply 잇웃는쏨미 January 25, 2020 at 10:27 am

    He is handsome oh you are my shine

  • Reply 잇웃는쏨미 January 25, 2020 at 10:27 am

  • Reply stephsaku January 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    The last verse really be hitting different 😔✋🏻

  • Reply jk 97 January 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Minha mãe: filha vc dormiu bem?
    Eu: sim
    5 minutos depois
    Minha mãe: filha fala pra mãe mãe quem é yoongi?

  • Reply Clemton Laurent January 25, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Love you Min Yoongi 💋

  • Reply Jalon Mitchell January 25, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Bighit: Warning this song may lead to dangerous mosh pits in the crowd are you s….
    Suga: Yes.

  • Reply Aislynn Johnson January 25, 2020 at 9:03 pm


  • Reply Aislynn Johnson January 25, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    🤗 we live in Bastrop lauesuana

  • Reply 8CHES January 26, 2020 at 1:12 am

    I just hope that army isn't only going crazy about theories but also really listens to what he's saying. We can do better, army. We can let them have their privacy. We can let idols live life like humans.

  • Reply 8CHES January 26, 2020 at 1:12 am

    I just hope that army isn't only going crazy about theories but also really listens to what he's saying. We can do better, army. We can let them have their privacy. We can let idols live life like humans.

  • Reply Mateo casillas January 26, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Instead of looking at the English translations I’m looking at the Korean lyrics and learning how to pronounce them

  • Reply I'm just Reach January 26, 2020 at 5:30 am

    His flow tho
    This is agust d

  • Reply ajem nie January 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Thank you for indonesian subtitle..😊

  • Reply Katie Watkins January 26, 2020 at 10:32 am

    my second bias wrecker everyone
    (Bias: Rap Line & OT7)

  • Reply pierrick et mathilde January 26, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Yasssss the music🥰🥴

  • Reply Jungkook Kookie January 26, 2020 at 11:58 am

    King of rap!!!🔥🔥👑
    Who agree with me ??

  • Reply sriya kolanupaka January 26, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    That's suga 🔥🔥

  • Reply jiminv Corlay January 26, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Yoongi 🖤❤️

  • Reply Judy Vallejo January 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I love BTS so much I love RM

  • Reply Yrene January 26, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    When he said pause

    I felt it

  • Reply Didi2 K.i January 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Our Lil meaw meaw is growing up so fast 😭
    But guys if we listen more carefully to the song we will find that there is a deep meaning & a big pain behind it 💔
    Hope he's ok & living in peace among all of those crazy

  • Reply Areeba Siddiqui January 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    I just wanted to say that why do u people give the lyric channel views i mean bts is working hard they have realeased a MV and every single view counts and y all are giving millions of views stop it and stream your favs the one u stan and if u want to read the lyrics they are mentioned in the MV in this MV it is only yoongi so u don't need to know who is singing or rapping so stop giving them views no offense too any of these channels😒😊😅

  • Reply min yoongi luv January 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    its my fav member😙😍😗

  • Reply Deepika V January 27, 2020 at 1:25 am


  • Reply namjoon's t h i g h s January 27, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Noo he's talking about how fame made him sad 🥺

  • Reply Neko January 27, 2020 at 5:58 am

    2:08 Oh god, why ? 😂😭

  • Reply Tnu ssi January 27, 2020 at 6:42 am

    “The moment I find myself the lowest, it so happens that I’m flying the highest”

  • Reply Han Lia January 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Suga : I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top, I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine…

    Me : I wanna be yours

  • Reply VN새의 둥지 January 27, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Miko Mai

  • Reply Pradeep Kumar Tripathy January 27, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Yoongi's rapping in a deep husky voice and his thrilling vocals sends goosebumps in me💜💜

    Yoongi-ah decide whether u want let ur army live or die..
    Suga: SWEG

  • Reply min yoongi January 28, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Damnn, jungshook

  • Reply amy rapoport January 28, 2020 at 5:43 am

    IME=the shadow gets smaller the older you get:)

  • Reply icai Nisa January 28, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Reza Darmawangsa cover pleace🙂

  • Reply Min Yoongi fans January 28, 2020 at 9:46 am


  • Reply Merei Amangalieva January 28, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Грэммиге барам деді арманы орындалды
    Патша боламын, бай болғым келеді , өзіммен өзім болғым келеді дейді Мин Юнгидің қолынан барлығы да келеді

  • Reply Park Anggeul January 29, 2020 at 7:06 am


  • Reply Miriam Zahed January 29, 2020 at 9:17 am

    A large part of him no longer wants the success anymore, the dark side of fame is presumed to be his “shadow.” That’s why he says “I’m afraid…my growing shadow swallows me and becomes a monster.” Possibly he is afraid of the saesangs and that his fame and success is overtaking his personal life, hence why he asks “don’t let me shine”. However it is also what he always wanted and now that he dream is realised he still asks “don’t let me down.”

    In the end he says “I’m you and you are me,” and so we can presume that this song is about his conflicting feelings regarding BTS’s fame and success as one side abhors if while the other still wants to stay at the top. In this he can only find peace if he becomes one with both of these sides, which is why he tries to end with “we are you, we are me.”

  • Reply Maggie Oueik January 29, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Why is this not on Spotify 😩

  • Reply maria almeida January 29, 2020 at 1:56 pm


  • Reply 병짖개 January 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    블랙스완보다 난 이 곡이 훨씬 좋다…
    훨씬 치열함이 보여서 …슈가의 삶이 스스로 힘들게 할지라도

  • Reply ARMY GOT7 YOUNGTAE January 29, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Love it
    Love you jaeguchi

  • Reply HyperXRepsol 519 January 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    2:08 Hope it helps

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