Stay

“Stay” is the 7th track of Be, the BTS album released in November 2020. It was produced and written by Arston, Jung Kook, RM, Jin.

A line-by-line translation follows the clean version. English lyrics are italicised, and the stanzas are left as they are in the original.

Clean Translation

Was it a dream? 
I thought I saw you 
When I open my eyes, it’s again 
a room devoid of people 

I quietly cast a spell 
A heart that beats louder than ever 
In this moment, whenever it is, wherever we are
Together, wherever yeah
(Wherever yeah)

I think even repetition is a blessing 

I don’t know my inner feelings either 
Isn’t there a way I could see you? 
I quietly try clasping my two hands 
An unchanging tomorrow 
Like a crazy person, I keep sayin’ 
Wherever you are
I know you always stay

In the place that cloud passed over, 
Stay
with dry lips, I say to you 
Stay, stay, stay, stay…
(Always)

🌊  Yeah I know you always stay
Yeah I know you always stay
Yeah I know you always stay

✨  On this radiant today, 
for everyone, 
Oh every night and day 
Yeah I know you always stay 

Right at this moment, I think of you 
What does it matter, 
where you are? 
We connect to 7G
It ain’t the end of the world
The present, it shine like a pearl

Though it’s a mere couple of waves,
I’m going to leave you changed 

I quietly cast a spell 
A star that looks brighter than ever 
In this moment, whenever it is, wherever we are
Wherever you are 
I know you always stay

In the sea that wind passed over, 
Stay
with frozen lips, I say to you 
Stay, stay, stay, stay…
(Always)

🌊  



A cold wind blows over 
Stretch out your hand, feel my breath 
With our eyes closed, it turns out 
we’re already together



Line-by-Line Translation

꿈이었을까
Was it a dream? 

널 본 것 같아
I thought I saw you 

눈뜨면 다시
When I open my eyes, it’s again 

아무도 없는 방
a room devoid of people
Jin’s “Tonight”: When this night passes, / I fear that I won’t be able to see you … If I close my eyes, I think the time we spent together will come to mind / If I close my eyes, I think only the happy memories will be brought to mind … When this night passes, I fear that I won’t be able to see you / When this night passes, I fear I will remain all alone”

가만히 난 주문을 걸어
I quietly cast a spell 

그 어느 때보다 크게 뛰는 heart 
A heart that beats louder than ever 

이 순간 우리 언제라도 어디 있대도 
In this moment, whenever it is, wherever we are

Together, wherever yeah

(Wherever yeah)

반복도 복인 것 같아
I think even repetition is a blessing

나도 모르겠어 나의 속을
I don’t know my inner feelings either 

널 볼 순 없을까
Isn’t there a way I could see you? 

가만히 모아보네 두 손을
I quietly try clasping my two hands 

변하지 않는 내일
An unchanging tomorrow 

미친놈처럼 I keep sayin’
Like a crazy person, I keep sayin’ 

Wherever you are

I know you always stay

저 구름이 지나간 자리에
In the place that cloud passed over, 

Stay

마른 입술로 너에게 말해
With dry lips, I say to you 

Stay, stay, stay, stay…

(Always)

🌊  Yeah I know you always stay

Yeah I know you always stay

Yeah I know you always stay 🌊 

✨ 찬란한 오늘의
On this radiant today, 

그 모두를 위해
for everyone, 

Oh every night and day 

Yeah I know you always stay

바로 지금 난 널 생각해
Right at this moment, I think of you 

니가 어디에 있던지
What does it matter, 

그게 뭐가 중요해
where you are? 

We connect to 7G

It ain’t the end of the world

The present, it shine like a pearl

이건 몇 파동에 불과
Though it’s a mere couple of waves,
These ‘waves’ reflect the sea the voice floats over, but also electromagnetic waves

하지만 내가 널 바꿔놓을 거야
I’m going to leave you changed 

가만히 난 주문을 걸어
I quietly cast a spell 

그 어느 때보다 밝게 보이는 star
A star that looks brighter than ever 

이 순간 우린 언제라도 어디 있대도 
In this moment, whenever it is, wherever we are

Wherever you are 

I know you always stay

저 바람이 지나간 바다에
In the sea that wind passed over, 

Stay

굳은 입술로 네게 말을 해
With frozen lips I say to you 

Stay, stay, stay, stay…

(Always)

🌊 



찬바람이 불어와
A cold wind blows over 

손 내밀어 네 숨결을 느껴
Stretch out your hand, feel my breath 

눈 감은 어느새
With our eyes closed, it turns out 

우린 함께인 걸
we’re already together

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