Came across this tweet, What are your thoughts on it?

  • kpop fans: MY FaVES ARE BETTER THEY SERVE IN THE MILITARY/ MY FAVES ARE THE AMBASSADOR FOR 12566 LUXURY BRANDS/ MY FAVES WERE SENT AS A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO N. KOREA/ MY FAVES DONT GO NO MORE TO KOREAN SHOWS BECAUSE THEY ARE FAR BETTER / MY FAVES HAVE 12345677 SCANDALS BUT THEY ARE STILL RELEVANT AND TOPPING THE CHARTS ...................

    an army: proud of reading the lyrics for bts songs and them having beautiful meanings

    same kpop fans: you are weird , losers, dont have friends and dont know how to shake your ass hhhh

  • kpop fans: MY FaVES ARE BETTER THEY SERVE IN THE MILITARY/ MY FAVES ARE THE AMBASSADOR FOR 12566 LUXURY BRANDS/ MY FAVES WERE SENT AS A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO N. KOREA/ MY FAVES DONT GO NO MORE TO KOREAN SHOWS BECAUSE THEY ARE FAR BETTER / MY FAVES HAVE 12345677 SCANDALS BUT THEY ARE STILL RELEVANT AND TOPPING THE CHARTS ...................

    an army: proud of reading the lyrics for bts songs and them having beautiful meanings

    same kpop fans: you are weird , losers, dont have friends and dont know how to shake your ass hhhh

    She could've been proud without attacking people who don't read lyrics

  • kpop fans: MY FaVES ARE BETTER THEY SERVE IN THE MILITARY/ MY FAVES ARE THE AMBASSADOR FOR 12566 LUXURY BRANDS/ MY FAVES WERE SENT AS A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO N. KOREA/ MY FAVES DONT GO NO MORE TO KOREAN SHOWS BECAUSE THEY ARE FAR BETTER / MY FAVES HAVE 12345677 SCANDALS BUT THEY ARE STILL RELEVANT AND TOPPING THE CHARTS ...................

    an army: proud of reading the lyrics for bts songs and them having beautiful meanings

    same kpop fans: you are weird , losers, dont have friends and dont know how to shake your ass hhhh

    No one said those things were part of music tho. Can you perhaps not see the original tweet or is it comprehension you lack? You can like anything but you have to be ready to take backlash if you try to say pretentious stuff like OP. lol.

  • Pop song lyric usually dont make sense anyway. Its not like it have heavy topic or anything.It always about love, love and love.

    I usually listen to the song first. 2nd listen i read the lyric. And forget it afterward. But if the song have heavy deep meaningful lyric.I will probably like it even more. Still im not korean so my interpertation will be different anyway lol

  • this reads so weird as someone who consumned mostly english music growing up while not knowing english... good lyrics are a nice bonus, but ultimately not the main source of enjoyement for about 90% of listeners. this is music, not spoken word.

  • I get that they are just another kpop fan. Just like some people like vocals more and brag about them and drag others who don't, some like lyrics more and brag about them and drag others who don't. Same can be said for every other thing in kpop like rapping, dancing, "visuals", etc.

    All kpop fans like to do is drag others for not liking the things that they like and nothing else. They cannot enjoy their faves music without dragging other groups or their fans.

  • I wouldnt say so its okay if lyrics dont hold importance to you but to others it does

    take for an example bts i like looking up translations of their songs. all the wordplay they use is fun to read about a lot of of their songs r also very storylike and are relatable too

    some people like knowing the essence and meaning behind a song


    there is absolutely nothing pretentious about looking for the lyrics for a song especially if its in a foreign language

    Definitely


    But the tone of the tweet is pretentious.


    I personally think translations are an unreliable way to interpret lyrics. You can get a general idea of the topic of the songs, even the wordplay and puns but there's only too much translations can do to transfer the nuances that make the difference between a regular text and a song or poetry in general. Besides, translations depend on the translator's own interpretation and feelings so you end up connecting to that instead of the actual song which you might interpret differently if you could understand the lyrics first hand.

    So, there's nothing wrong in liking kpop without caring for the lyrics and pretending otherwise is pretentious.

  • kpop fans: MY FaVES ARE BETTER THEY SERVE IN THE MILITARY/ MY FAVES ARE THE AMBASSADOR FOR 12566 LUXURY BRANDS/ MY FAVES WERE SENT AS A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO N. KOREA/ MY FAVES DONT GO NO MORE TO KOREAN SHOWS BECAUSE THEY ARE FAR BETTER / MY FAVES HAVE 12345677 SCANDALS BUT THEY ARE STILL RELEVANT AND TOPPING THE CHARTS ...................

    an army: proud of reading the lyrics for bts songs and them having beautiful meanings

    same kpop fans: you are weird , losers, dont have friends and dont know how to shake your ass hhhh


    cringe

  • I get that they are just another kpop fan. Just like some people like vocals more and brag about them and drag others who don't, some like lyrics more and brag about them and drag others who don't. Same can be said for every other thing in kpop like rapping, dancing, "visuals", etc.

    All kpop fans like to do is drag others for not liking the things that they like and nothing else. They cannot enjoy their faves music without dragging other groups or their fans.

    Lol I was going to say the same thing. BTS themselves focus and put effort into lyrics everytime they tell us about songs so it's clearly important to them thus it became important to fans too.

    For legal reasons: many of the things I say are said jokingly, take them as such :wilds::oks:

  • Despite the way its worded, which is very normal way to express yourself in twitter, I agree with this.

    Many idol group songs have beautiful lyrics, and some idioms/phrases are expressed very beautifully in Korean as opposed to English.

    Its the same as English songs for example, if you find the lyrics relatable you like the song even more.

    I can't imagine somebody listening to kpop for more than a year without at least picking up some phrases and words, and understanding some words without translations.

    And the melodies and feelings when they sing surely hits different than just reading a text.


    Its true, you don't have to read the lyrics every time you listen, some songs are made with fun lyrics just for fun.

    Lyricism is also an art, while you may not understand it if its in an unknown language, you have to respect it at least, they do spend many weeks writing them.

    For some, its their way of expressing themselves.

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  • I find it interesting how those who keep screaming from the rooftops about the importance of vocals are dismissing lyricism so easily....hmmm. So ranting on and on about vocals is not pretentious but caring about the meaning behind a song is. Nice.


    For me personally a song consists of music, lyrics and vocal/rapping ability. The reason I stan my faves is cause their songs have a balance of all three.

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    This account is super into BTS' lyrics so they tweet about it a lot

    They still think it was a part of their whole package



    And the rest of the thread of the tweet you posted


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    Some fans shame BTS fans for talking about this stuff, and make fun of BTS for talking about mental health and not having enough "ass-shaking" songs like other groups

    Just to give you the other side of the picture


    This is like saying if you cared about vocals so much, it's not kpop you'd be listening to

    It does depend on the artist


    I don't think they are a kpop fan as a whole anyway

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