The English translation behind the lyrics of BTS’s “Stay Alive”

New BTS music is finally here! On Friday, February 11, the septet released a dreamy new pop ballad titled “Stay Alive,” which serves as the band’s OST. 7FATES: CHAKHO webtoon. The track, which was produced by Suga, features Jungkook’s hauntingly beautiful vocals that truly capture the dark atmosphere of BTS’s digital comic. According to a press release, the story revolves around seven young men trying to survive in a “vicious world,” and the lyrics to “Stay Alive” only add more depth to the characters as Jungkook sings about the guys helping each other through the darkness together.

The prologue and the first episode of 7FATES: CHAKHO abandoned on January 14. Since then, the group has shared one new episode per week. On the day of the fourth episode’s release on Friday, February 4, BTS gave fans extra fun by sharing a preview of “Stay Alive” on WEBTOON. The teaser revealed the first verse of the song, which features dark lyrics about being trapped in a nightmare in search of salvation. ARMY knew then that the full version of “Stay Alive” was going to be an emotional rollercoaster.

They were right when BTS released “Stay Alive” the following week on Friday, February 11. While the first verse of the track expresses the pain of feeling alone with lyrics like “Darkness is my only friend”, the second verse is about finding that special someone who becomes a light in your darkness. It relates to the story in 7FATES: CHAKHO because it’s about a group of men who are brought together by fate and learn to help each other survive in their corrupt world.

Check out the full English translation of BTS’s “Stay Alive” below via Genius.

Introduction

Mmm, please stay alive, yeah

Verse

When did things start to go wrong?

I don’t remember at all

I whisper while hiding in this small room

Darkness is my only friend (Only friend)

My hand stretched out for salvation

Am I strange?

A room stained with blood

Please someone save me

Pre-Chorus

Hide in the moonlight

There are no miracles

My hopes are low

Hide in the moonlight

I don’t ask for much

But I guess it’s too much

At the end of this sleepless twilight

I feel like I got lost in this nightmare

With my eyes wide open

Came like a miracle, looks like a miracle

Like a miracle, these few words

Chorus

You are my Destiny

No words can express it enough

The salvation that saved a weary me

Is it easier to grasp

These few words that saved me

I’ll be by your side after many nights

Oh, yeah (Those few words)

I will stay by your side even if my feet bleed

post-chorus

please stay alive

(Woah-oh-oh, woah)

please stay alive

(Woah-oh-oh, woah)

please stay alive

Verse 2

The shadow grows

But it’s okay, cause you’re my big light

‘Cause you are the profit in my life

Smile just like you always do

you look so much like me

I look so much like you

Sometimes I’m scared for no reason

Why do I feel like this?

Pre-Chorus

At the end of this endless nightmare

That I don’t know if it will ever end

You pick me up every day

Came like a miracle, looks like a miracle

Like a miracle, these few words

Chorus

You are my Destiny

No words can express it enough

The salvation that saved a weary me

Is it easier to grasp

These few words that saved me

I’ll be by your side after many nights

Oh, yeah (Those few words)

I will stay by your side even if my feet bleed

please stay alive

End

You are my salvation

No words can express it enough

please stay alive

(Woah-oh-oh, woah)

please stay alive

Be sure to check 7FATES: CHAKHO on WEBTOON. I promise it’s worth reading!