Dream is gone, no time to breathe
School, house and PC room is all we have
We live the same life
And have to become number one
For us it’s like a double spy between dream and reality.
The song talks about students being overwhelmed by the expectations placed on them by elders, and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.
In this song, BTS talks about the enormous amount of pressure elders put on students and how it affects their mental well being. As kids, Asian kids are forced to study a lot and get into a good school, so that they can get a high paying 9 to 5 job and show it off to others. Students are also forced to compete with one another on a regular basis and get beaten or thrashed if they fail to achieve their goals. Lastly, by the time they’re in highschool, most kids get sent into cram schools where there is enormous amount of pressure on the kids. The pressure is so huge that, South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the whole world, all thanks to this one reason. This is one of the best bts song about social issues.