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Tokyo

RM

Tokyo Lyrics

RM tokyo 가사

[Verse 1]
Wake up in Tokyo, feel like a torso
I know it's time to go
I see Pinocchio wearing a poncho
That's me some time ago

Do I miss myself?
Do I miss your face?
I don't know (I don't know)
I don't know (I don't know)

[Chorus]
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh, ohh, oh

[Verse 2]
Life is a word that sometimes you cannot say
And ash is a thing that someday we all should be
When tomorrow comes
How different it's going to be?
Why do love and hate sound just the same to me?


[Bridge]
I can't sleep
Homesick babe
I just wanna
Stay right next to you
If I could choose my dream
I just wanna
Stay right next to you

[Chorus]
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh, ohh, oh

[Outro]
(Whistling)

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About “Tokyo”

“Tokyo” is the first track off of RM’s second mixtape, mono. Tokyo written in hanzi is 東京, and 東京 in hangul is 동경, which translates in English as the state of longing.

The piano featured in the track is the same melody as BTS’s 2015 track “I Need U” played backwards. With background city noise followed by this melodic piano instrumental, the song depicts waking up in both Tokyo and this state of longing. The lyrics express the hollowness of both missing something, from home to a person, and wanting to be comforted.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    According to RM’s DAUM fancafe post it is now confirmed that no official lyrics will be released. He stated the following:

    Are you listening to it [referring to mono.] well?
    For a person who does music, there would not be a greater joy than knowing there is someone who would listen to them!

    I heard through friends and family that it suits Seoul’s weather today. It’s a relief.

    Ah, I purposefully did not put in official lyrics. In the eagerness that many people would listen to it with their own language and expression. In the hope that it becomes fuller through individuals filling in the missing blanks!

    While there are many things I want to say, another rain shower is imminent.

    Thank you so much for listening ^~^

    – Namjoon

"Tokyo" Track Info