Dionysus
by BTS

Album: Map of the Soul: Persona (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Dionysus is the Greek god of wine who was associated with debauchery and excess. The ancient Greeks generally avoided drunkenness with the exception of the cult of Dionysus, in which intoxication was believed to bring people closer to their deity.
  • This heavy hip-hop track finds BTS comparing the feeling of getting inebriated to their creative processes and artistry.

    Drink in one hand, Thyrsus on the other
    Art splashing inside this clear crystal cup
    Art is alcohol too, if you can drink it, you'll get drunk fool
    You dunno you dunno
    (English translation)

    The joy and pain of creating music is a buzz that BTS will never stop chasing.

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