Blood, Sweat, and Tears



People say that humans are made of blood, sweat, and tears. Those three things are the symbol of human’s hardships in life. Hence, it means that the essence of human’s existence in this universe is defined by the hardships they have in life. And there is nothing more precious than the blood, sweat, and tears, since those are things that made and shaped us into a living human being. Those are the symbol of our efforts, hard work, and sacrifice. Those are the symbol of our passion and dream. Those are symbol of our life itself. And when we are willing to give it all away to someone, is it what we called as love? Isn’t love is about the efforts, hard work, and sacrifice? Isn’t love is about passion and dream? Isn’t love is about the life itself? Indeed, nothing comes easy for something priceless. And I believe if we love sincerely, giving our efforts, hard work, and sacrifice will be worth it. If we love truly, it will become our passion and dream. When we love authentically, we are willing to give all of our blood, sweat, and tears, for we know it’s all worth it eventually.

“It doesn’t matter if it hurts, tie me up and make it tighter so I can’t escape. Hold me tight and shake me hard, so that I can’t gather my mind together.” –BTS, Blood Sweat & Tears (  눈물)

This is a song performed by Korean nowadays most famous boy group worldwide, BTS, titled “Blood Sweat & Tears (피 땀 눈물)”. It was released on October 10th 2016 as the lead single taken from the group’s second studio album, ‘Wings”. The official accompany music video of the dance pop R n’ B track, directed by Choi Yong Seok and Ko Yoo Jeong of Lumpens, was premiered on October 7th 2016 on SBS MTV channel. In the music video, BTS’ leader and rapper, Rap Monster a.k.a RM recited a passage from Hermann Hesse’s coming-of-age novel, “Demian”, which was the major influence for the whole “Wings” album, as the concept thematically deals with temptation and growth. As described by Billboard, this track is tropical house blends with moombahton production written and composed by three of BTS’ members, RM, J-Hope, and Suga, along with Pdogg, Bang Shi Hyuk, and Kim Do Hoon of RBW. Actually, “Blood Sweat & Tears (피 땀 눈물)” was not my favorite of BTS. However, this song got me when I learned what’s the lyrics tell. Lyrically, it declares the willingness of a man to throw everything on the line for love, success or whatever his aim might be. Thematically, the lyrics blend sentiments of temptation with an often carnal willingness to sacrifice everything. RM stated regarding to the song: “The harder a temptation is to resist, the more you think about it and vacillate. That uncertainty is part of the process of growing. Blood Sweat & Tears is a song that shows how one thinks, chooses, and grows.


"Wings" album cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

Some people, when they love, they give it all. For them, love is like a spell that will capture them for the rest of their life. Though it feels like being punished, they won’t mind at all. For they know that it’s the price they have to pay in the name of love. And they know it all too well that there are struggles and pain before happiness and joy. “Even my blood, sweat, and tears, even my body, heart, and soul; all of me knows well that I am yours. This is a spell that will punish me. Peaches and cream, sweeter than sweet, chocolate cheeks, and chocolate wings, but your wings belong to the devil. Before your sweetness, there is bitter.” They are willing to sacrifice. For they know that once they’ve fallen in love, they will become the slave of love; for that’s just the way they are. Though it feels bitter, they don’t mind at all, for they know they will taste the sweet after that. “Kiss me, I don’t care if it hurts. Hurry up and choke me, so that it can’t even hurt anymore. I don’t care if I got drunk, I’ll drink you deep into my throat; a whiskey that is you.”
Some people, when they love, they go all in. Even though it’s intoxicating, they’ll get drunk willingly. Even though it’s suffocating, they’ll get choked willingly. Even though it’s strangling, they’ll get tied willingly. Even though it’s anesthetizing, they’ll get injected willingly. For them, all the pain and suffer doesn’t matter. For they know, it all that makes them feel alive. “It doesn’t matter if it hurts, tie me up and make it tighter so I can’t escape. Hold me tight and shake me hard, so that I can’t gather my mind together.” They are willing to be imprisoned. For they know that once they’re in love, they will become the prisoner of love, the worshipper of love, the beggar of love; for that’s just how they are. Though it feels like dying, they don’t mind at all, for they know they will taste the life after that. “Kiss me on the lips. This is a secret between the two of us; I am addicted to the prison that is you. I cannot worship anyone else besides you. I intentionally swallow the drink from poisonous Holy Grail even when I’m aware of it.”
Some people, when they love, they give it go all the way. They are even willing to give their blood, sweat, and tears, that are symbol of their efforts, hard work, and sacrifice. They don’t mind to give their blood, sweat, and tears, for they know that the love has become their passion and dream. They give their blood, sweat, and tears, for the love has become their life itself. Even if it means that they give themselves to be killed softly, they won’t refuse. Even when their eyes are shut with caress, they won’t run away. For they know, it’s all worth it the sweetness of love. “Kill me softly, close my eyes with your caress. I can’t reject it anyway, I can’t even escape anymore. You are too sweet. Because you are too sweet.” They are willing to be taken away; even to their last dance and last cold breath. For them, it’s a beautiful pain. For they know that in return, they will taste all the good things brought by love. “My blood, sweat, and tears, my last dance, just go take it all away. My blood, sweat, and tears, my cold breath, just go take it all away. I want you a lot.”


"Blood Sweat & Tears" music video | source: BigHit Entertainment

Love isn’t just taking. Love is also giving. And as much as you want to take, that’s what you have to give. As much as you need to have, that’s what you got to give. Love is the treasure as well as the price we have to pay. Love could turn each day into a heaven as well as a hell. Love is the famine as well as the feast. Something’s got to give for something priceless. And love is priceless. Hence it’s worth all of our blood, sweat, and tears. Though it may come as masochist, it’s just how it takes. Though it may come as egocentric, it’s just the way it is. Just take it all away, for I’ve tasted the sweetness, therefore it doesn’t matter if I have to go through some bitterness in order to just to be able to have the taste of that sweetness again. Though it may come as pathetic and helpless, it’s just what it has to be. It’s only the matter of perspective. It’s selfless yet soulful. When you love, you are willingly open the door to your heart, and willingly give permission to them to hurt you. Yet it doesn’t matter. For you know that’s how far you have to go to get what you want and need.

“My blood, sweat, and tears, my last dance, just go take it all away. My blood, sweat, and tears, my cold breath, just go take it all away.” –BTS, Blood Sweat & Tears (  눈물)




   눈물  마지막 춤을  가져가 
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae majimak chumeul da gajyeoga ga)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my last dance, just go take it all away))
   눈물  차가운 숨을  가져가     눈물
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae chagaun sumeul da gajyeoga ga nae pi ttam nunmul)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my cold breath, just go take it all away, my blood, sweat and tears))

   눈물도    마음 영혼도
(Nae pi ttam nunmuldo nae mom maeum yeonghondo)
((Even my blood, sweat, and tears, even my body, heart, and soul))
너의 것인   알고 있어 이건 나를 벌받게  주문
(Neoui geosin geol jal algo isseo igeon nareul beolbatge hal jumun)
((All of me knows well that I am yours, this is a spell that will punish me))
Peaches and cream, sweeter than sweet, chocolate cheeks, and chocolate wings
But 너의 날개는 악마의  너의  sweet 앞엔 bitter bitter
(But neoui nalgaeneun akmaui geos neoui geu sweet apen bitter bitter)
((But your wings belong to the devil, before your sweetness there is bitter, bitter))
Kiss me 아파도  어서  조여줘  이상 아플 수도 없게
(Kiss me apado dwae eoseo nal joyeojwo deo isang apeul sudo eopsge)
((Kiss me, I don’t care if it hurts, hurry up and choke me, so that it can’t even hurt anymore))
Baby 취해도  이제  들이켜  깊숙이 너란 위스키
(Baby chwihaedo dwae ije neol deurikyeo mok gipsugi neoran wiseuki)
((Baby, I don’t care if I got drunk, I’ll drink you deep into my throat, a whiskey that is you))

   눈물  마지막 춤을  가져가 
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae majimak chumeul da gajyeoga ga)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my last dance, just go take it all away))
   눈물  차가운 숨을  가져가 
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae chagaun sumeul da gajyeoga ga)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my cold breath, just go take it all away))
원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이
(Wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi)
((I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot))
원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이
(Wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi)
((I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot))

아파도   묶어줘 내가 도망칠  없게
(Apado dwae nal mukkeojwo naega domangchil su eopsge)
((It doesn’t matter if it hurts, tie me up and make it tighter so I can’t escape))
 쥐고  흔들어줘 내가 정신  차리게
(Kkwak jwigo nal heundeureojwo naega jeongsin mot charige)
((Hold me tight and shake me hard, so that I can’t gather my mind together))
Kiss me on the lips lips 둘만의 비밀 너란 감옥에 중독돼 깊이
(Kiss me on the lips lips dulmanui bimil neoran gamoge jungdokdwae gipi)
((Kiss me on the lips, lips, this is a secret between the two of us, I am addicted to the prison that is you))
니가 아닌 다른 사람 섬기지 못해 알면서도 삼켜버린 독이  성배
(Niga anin dareun saram seomgiji mothae almyeonseodo samkyeobeorin dogi deun seongbae)
((I cannot worship anyone else besides you, I intentionally swallow the drink from poisonous Holy Grail even when I’m aware of it))

   눈물  마지막 춤을  가져가 
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae majimak chumeul da gajyeoga ga)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my last dance, just go take it all away))
   눈물  차가운 숨을  가져가 
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae chagaun sumeul da gajyeoga ga)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my cold breath, just go take it all away))
원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이
(Wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi)
((I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot))
원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 원해 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이 많이
(Wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi wonhae manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi manhi)
((I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, I want you a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot))

나를 부드럽게 죽여줘 너의 손길로  감겨줘
(Nareul budeureopge jugyeojwo neoui songillo nun gamgyeojwo)
((Kill me softly, close my eyes with your caress))
어차피 거부할 수조차 없어 더는 도망갈 수조차 없어
(Eochapi geobuhal sujocha eopseo deoneun domanggal sujocha eopseo)
((I can’t reject it anyway, I can’t even escape anymore))
니가 너무 달콤해 너무 달콤해 너무 달콤해서
(Niga neomu dalkomhae neomu dalkomhae neomu dalkomhaeseo)
((You are too sweet, too sweet, because you are too sweet))
   눈물    눈물 
(Nae pi ttam nunmul nae pi ttam nunmul)
((My blood, sweat, and tears, my blood, sweat and tears))

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