BTS's "Butter" Lyrics Are Literally About the Boys Being So Charming, They Make People Fall in Love With Them

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BTS is back and better than ever, ARMY—I literally did not think that was possible since they're already so freakin' amazing, but as we know these boys never disappoint! After dominating 2020 with their smash-hit single, "Dynamite," BTS decided to go ham in the studio and treat their fans to another song completely in English. The result? Their brand new track, "Butter," which sounds as smooth as the name suggests.

"Butter" sees our Bangtan boys doing what they do best, i.e. making infectious pop music for their fans to dance to. And speaking of dance music, the lyrics to "Butter" actually reference two of pop's biggest icons: Michael Jackson and Usher. Quite literally the song opens with Jungkook singing, "Smooth like butter / Like a criminal undercover," a nod to Michael's 1988 hit, "Smooth Criminal." You know, the song that gave us this iconic moment in music video history:

And by the time the second verse rolls around, V sings "Pull you in like no other / Don't need no Usher / To remind me you got it bad," which is inspired by Usher's 2001 hit "U Got It Bad." The song sees Usher helplessly falling in love with the girl he's had his eye on, but in BTS' case, this line flips the script and shows how their superstar status allowed them to capture a special person's affection. In "Butter," the BTS boys are basically saying they are just SO charming, SO charismatic, and SO smooth that it makes people fall in love them and wanna dance. 100 percent true, if you ask me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By now you're probably just dying to listen to this song and watch devour M/V! Find both—including the official lyrics to the song (via Genius) below:

[Verse 1: Jungkook, V]

Smooth like butter
Like a criminal undercover
Gon' pop like trouble
Breakin' into your heart like that (Ooh)
Cool shade stunner
Yeah, I owe it all to my mother
Hot like summer
Yeah, I'm makin' you sweat like that

Break it down

[Pre-Chorus: Jin, RM]
Oh, when I look in the mirror
I'll melt your heart into two
I got that superstar glow so (Ooh)
Do the boogie like

[Chorus: Jungkook, Jimin, V]
Side step, right, left to my beat
High like the moon, rock with me, baby
Know that I got that heat
Let me show you 'cause talk is cheap
Side step, right, left to my beat
Get it, let it roll

[Verse 2: Jungkook, V, Jin]
Smooth like butter
Pull you in like no other
Don't need no Usher
To remind me you got it bad

Ain't no other
That can sweep you up like a robber
Straight up, I got ya
Makin' you fall like that
Break it down

[Pre-Chorus: Jimin, RM]
Oh, when I look in the mirror
I'll melt your heart into two
I got that superstar glow so (Ooh)
Do the boogie like

[Chorus: Jimin, Jin, Jungkook]
Side step, right, left to my beat
High like the moon, rock with me, baby
Know that I got that heat
Let me show you 'cause talk is cheap
Side step, right, left to my beat
Get it, let it roll

[Post-Chorus: Jimin]
Get it, let it roll
Get it, let it roll

[Verse 3: SUGA, RM]
Ice on my wrist, I'm the nice guy
Got the right body and the right mind
Rollin' up to party, got the right vibe
Smooth like (Butter), hate us (Love us)
Fresh boy pull up and we lay low
All the playas get movin' when the bass low
Got ARMY right behind us when we say so

Let's go

[Chorus: V, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin]
Side step, right, left to my beat (Right, left to my beat)
High like the moon, rock with me, baby
Know that I got that heat
Let me show you 'cause talk is cheap (You know that talk is cheap)
Side step, right, left to my beat
Get it, let it roll

[Post-Chorus: j-hope, RM, j-hope & RM, Jungkook]
Smooth like (Butter), cool shade (Stunner)
And you know we don't stop
Hot like (Summer), ain't no (Bummer)
You be like oh my god
We gon' make you rock and you say (Yeah)
We gon' make you bounce and you say (Yeah)
Hotter? Sweeter! Cooler? Butter!
Get it, let it roll


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