We’re not marking this a remake because they only it shares with the original is the hook and underlying beat.

If you don’t know Seo Taiji and the Boys, that’s understandable.  Considered Korea’s first monster pop group, it was the launching point for three men who (in one way or another) have been pretty instrumental in the creation of what is the modern Kpop industry.  The demonstration of their musical and performance abilities have formed the backbone of and almost become bare minimum standard for successful stars in the genre.  So it makes sense that BTS, who are forging ahead with that same drive and growing ability, would find some inspiration in one of their biggest tracks.

As we said, this isn’t a cover.  The group has taken the mid-nineties gangsta rap sound of the original track and repurposed it with more modern instrumentation and that BTS boogie beat to make something that pays homage but isn’t a direct copy.  The lyrics, with the exception of the you must come back home part of the chorus are completely different, but there seems to be the same disconnect between that part of the song and the rest of the lyrics.  The rest of the lyrics of the track do make sense on their own and the additions on the chorus brings it all together enough to let that part of slip by.

It’s not their best track, but it’s nowhere near their worst.  It’s just a fun listen and should tied the fandom over until the next major release.

If there is ever a video for this track, we hope it ages better than the original performance of the track has (and, for those who might be looking at Lee Juno as suspect, don’t worry; he’s naturally darker skinned).

Translation courtesy of Kagasa.

Lyrics:
CUZ I’M COMIN BACK HOME

Why am I trying so hard now to find what?
Where am I continuously drifting to?

I’ve seen the end of my life
I feel suffocated inside my heart
What is blocking my life
is my fear towards tomorrow

Angry? Hungry? Yes I’m hangry
Eveyday is repeating, the future is shitty
There was no me
And there was no future

Because we are still young
There is a decent future
Now wipe those cold tears and COME BACK HOME

Why are you wasting your time?
My blood and sweat are truthful
Now let’s imprint my name on that trophy and COME BACK HOME

YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than my heart which has left
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME in this rough life
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than my heart which has left
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME I will complete myself
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (in this rough life) COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (I will complete myself)

HUNNIT BAND HUNNIT BAND HUNNIT BAND
An honor to my family to my mother
And to make my family get stuffed till the stomach explode
I continuously work hard, work hard, work hard
Friends, don’t you worry
Our future path is bright
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM AND WE STILL GOING UP
I still want more

Because we are still young
We have a decent future
Now let’s wipe those cold tears COME BACK HOME

Why are you wasting your time?
My blood and sweat are truthful
Now let’s imprint my name on that trophy and COME BACK HOME

YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than my heart which has left
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME in this rough life
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than my heart which has left
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME I will complete myself

OH YOU MUST COME BACK
YOU MUST COME BACK
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME (Come back home)
OH YOU MUST COME BACK
YOU MUST COME BACK
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME (Come back home)

CUZ I’M COMIN BACK HOME
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than my heart which has left
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME in this rough life
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than my heart which has left
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME I will complete myself

COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (in this rough life)
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (I will complete myself)

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