Deeper Understanding of RM’s Lyrics: eAeon- Don’t(ft. RM)

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eAeon Don’t –RM lyrics.

What color are waves
White as snow when they break
Did you survive the drift okay
Still as a pebble, could you stay

Turn on the moon
In my small chimney, could you stay

Don’t take away the name only you know
Useless magic
Detestable wildflowers
Stop, this isn’t like you
Stay here, don’t go

This interpretation is based on “Mindy Unnie”. I am open to all interpretations and enjoy 🙂

eAeon Don’t -RM lyrics

#The Sea

The first part is the sea. 

RM likes to use the concept of the ocean/ sea in his lyrics. 

‘Sea’ -BTS Lyrics

I walked and somehow managed to reach the sea

At this sea, I see the beach

Countless grains of sand and fierce, harsh winds

I still see the desert

I drank you up, wanting to have the sea,

but I get even thirstier than before

Is this place that I’ve reached really the sea,

or is it a blue desert?

I don’t know I don’t know

Sea – BTS

(English Translation from doolset lyrics)

To him the sea is viewed as a beautiful world we are living in.

We think we are going to be happy at this heavenly place.

However, we encounter waves called depression, poverty, and agony such as breakups in this world too. 

When these waves break on us, we suddenly lose track, drifts on the sea.

“Where lays my meaning”

“Where lays my mind”

“lost in life.. lost in life”

 Adrift-RM

The lyric says,

“What color are waves
White as snow when they break
Did you survive the drift okay”

“What is it mean to ‘suffer’?..

It hurts me so bad when it breaks on me.

I know you have been going through difficult times….”

eAeon Don’t -RM lyrics

#Pebble

This is the BE album RM’s Thanks to.

Click the button to read full text of the RM’s Be album Thanks to.


Be Album [ RM ] Thanks to. Translated by Mindy Unnie

“And during the day, like the sun and plants,

At night, protecting me like the moon and lake.

I would like to express
my greatest love and gratitude to you who are reading this letter.

I hope these sounds cross boundaries and disconnections.

Beyond man and man,
beyond ‘BTS’ and ‘ARMY’, to reach you.

I wish I were your pebble.


I love you.”

-RM Be album Thanks to. (the last paragraph)

(He is a poet…❤)

We are far apart.

Especially at a time like this, it feels like we are far apart as the planets and humans. 

But we are like the warm sunlight over the plants, like the moon light shining over the lake at night.

We are watching and watched over without an unreachable place with warm, encouraging, and comforting energy.

‘Beyond the language barrier, overcome any obstacles.’

Namjoon is saying, he wishes to jump over the distance like a ‘pebble’ thrown over the water to reach you.

The lyric says,

“Still as a pebble, could you stay”

“Come back to me ‘the you, who loved me’ and stay.”

eAeon Don’t -RM lyrics

#The Moon & small chimney

RM is a Moonchild.

“We’re born in the moonlight

Ain’t no fantasy

Can’t breathe in the sunlight

Gotta hide your heart

“Moonchild, you shine

When moon rise, it’s your time”

“Look at the night sky with the eyes of the soul at the time of the moon.

I’ll show you, your window, your time.”

RM- Moonchild

The lyric says,

“Turn on the moon”

RM is a moonchild born in the moonlight. Consoled by the moonlight, breathing under the moonlight.

Turn on the moon. 

He is in dark.

And the small chimney?

In his lyric note, we see these lines.

  • #It’s too dark.
  • #I feel like the world is going to collapse with my small chimney.
  • #Darkness comes in.
  • #Sadness finds me in.

‘My small chimney’ is RM’s window out to the world. 

Now there’s nothing but darkness in the little window.

The lyric says,

“In my small chimney, could you stay”

“If you leave, my world will collapse and sorrow will come upon blind me.

So stay, light me up my ‘Moon’, my ‘Love’.

Let me breath, don’t leave my little window, small chimney.

Please stay.”

RM said he’s born and breathes under the moonlight, a ‘Moonchild’. 

And also, the moon here is his love, which he can’t live without.

eAeon Don’t -RM lyrics

# The ‘name’ & wild ‘flower’

Don’t take away the name only you know
Useless magic
Detestable wildflowers
Stop, this isn’t like you
Just stay

(‘Hate to be any wildflower’ part can be translated differently depends on how the translator interprets the line.)

As I reached this part, at the words the ‘name’ and the ‘flower’ recalled me a poet.

The poet, too famous every Korean at least knows this verse.

The Flower- Kim Chun-Soo.


The Flower

김춘수
Kim Chun-Soo

내가 그의 이름을 불러주기전에는
그는 다만
하나의 몸짓에 지나지 않았다.

Before I called her name,
She was nothing
More than a gesture

내가 그의 이름을 불러주었을 때
그는 나에게로 와서
꽃이 되었다

When I called her name,
She came to me
And became a flower.

내가 그의 이름을 불러준 것처럼
나의 이 빛깔과 향기에 알맞은
누가 나의 이름을 불러다오

Like I called her name,
Will someone please call my name
That suits my light and fragrance?

그에게로가서 나도
그의 꽃이 되고싶다

I, too,long to come to her
And become her flower

우리들은 모두
무엇이 되고싶다

너는 나에게 나는 너에게
잊혀지지 않는 하나의 눈짓이 되고싶다.

Long to become a gaze that won’t be forgotten.

Translated by Dr, Chase-Pyong (“J.P.”) Song
Korean Poetry in Translation.

The lyric says,

“Don’t take away the name only you know

“My name was meaningful only when you called me.

Without you, I don’t have a name.”

“Useless magic”

(Why mentioned ‘magic’…) I interpreted it as,

“I don’t want everything to be solved like magic.”

“Detestable wildflowers”

“Call me by my name.

I want to be your own flower that fits this color and scent.

I don’t want to be a flower in a field that can be touched by anyone.”

Like I called her name,

Will someone please call my name

That suits my light and fragrance?

I, too,long to come to her

And become her flower

The Flower – Kim Chun-Soo

“Stop, this isn’t like you
Just stay”

“There is no need for a ‘refresh’ or ‘restart’.

Let’s just be as us.”

In the original Korean lyrics. “Stop, this isn’t like you” verse is “새삼스럽지 말아요”.

*새삼스럽다: Sudden new feeling about the thing I already know. =This is used when felt ‘new’, ‘first encountered’ when it shouldn’t.

so, “Stop, this isn’t like you,” don’t change, don’t have to become a new person, be the same you as before.

eAeon Don’t -RM lyrics