The moment ARMY has been waiting for is finally here: BTS' Map Of The Soul: Persona has finally dropped, you guys! And OMG it was so worth the wait because the comeback is straight fire! On April 8, ARMYs got a sneak a peek of the tracklist when Big Hit Entertainment revealed on Twitter that the EP would include seven songs: the already-released "Intro: Persona," the single "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey, plus additional tracks: "Mikrokosmos," "Make It Right," "HOME," "Jamais Vu," and "Dionysus." Fans were very curious about "HOME," since the name was written in all caps. Would it be the second title track? A total bop? An emo tune that would make them feel all the feels? Turns out, the song is a soft bop with a funky vibe, and you have to hear what BTS' "HOME" lyrics mean because they will legit make you cry over their sweet message to ARMYs. Because, basically, it's all about how ARMYs are BTS' home.
The BTS ARMY has been waiting for the album to drop since March 11, which is when the guys first announced that a new album — their first of 2019 — would be coming on April 12. Pre-orders went on sale on March 13, and by March 18, Billboard had reported that over 2.6 million copies had already been pre-ordered.
Now those pre-orders are finally paying off, because fans are flipping out over the new music, particularly over the achingly beautiful "HOME," which was written by Julia Ross and Krysta Youngs and is about your home being in the people you love. In BTS' case, it's their loyal fan base, the BTS ARMY. The song is all about how although the boys don't always feel at home in the fancy cars, houses, or venues they frequent, it's their ARMY that makes them feel most at home.
Now that the song is finally here, let's take a look at BTS "HOME" lyrics to see what they actually mean, according to a translation by @SpotlightBTS.
Here's the first verse:
We couldn't even greet each other
In the midst of the excitement that drives me insane
As if everything would work out if I opened that door
(I hope this mirage doesn't end as a mere imagination)
Oh yes, I did it,
Me shine with flashing lights
Got lots of friends, my peaceful personal space
You remember? That time when I thought I could do anything?
I saw the ocean, yeah
Before I even opened this door, oh yeah
Then the pre-chorus:
For some reason,
The more I fill it up, the emptier it gets
I feel like I'm alone more often in order to be together
My half closed eyes, this night where I can't sleep
The place where you are
Then the chorus:
Perhaps that place is mi casa
With you I'mma feel rich
That place right there is mi casa
Leave it on your switch
It'll be comfortable even if you don't speak
It'll become my house as long as you're there
You know I want that
You know you got that
Then comes the hook:
Your love, your love, your love
(I miss that)
Your love, your love, your love
(I want that)
Your touvh, your, touch, your touch
(I need that)
La la la la la la la la I love it
And then the rap line is introduced on to the second verse:
The front door, where the lights are off
My foot that's placed there is strange
It's strange even if I close my eyes and I'm inside this light
This feeling of floating in the air, my spinning eyes
In these amazing spaces, I'm so pitiful
I'm so pitiful
We think we own this world
What we drew in our heads
Big house, big cars, big rings
Even if I have everything I want
Something is still empty
An unfamiliar feeling for someone who granted all their wishes
But even if I leave right now, there's a place I could return to
So I leave this door
The second pre-chorus is a little different:
In this parted path,
I keep thinking about you
You who acknowledged me even though I had nothing to show
I was able to smile
When I thought of you, the place where you are
Then the chorus repeats, and it all ends with this:
Once the doorbell rings three times
Will you open the door for me?
So I can give you the greeting that I couldn't give you thus far
I'll tell you then
Will I open the door for BTS? Hell yeah I will! And you only have to knock once and I'll come running!
So amazing, right? Listen to the full song below and get ready to cry your eyes out and/or dance your *ss off.