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8 BTS Songs Inspired By Books

Nov 23, 2021
When it comes to songwriting, the internationally famous BTS members often take inspiration from literature and their personal life experiences. Here are 8 such BTS songs which are inspired by books.
Spring Day
This song is inspired from Ursula K. Le Guin's novel 'The ones Who Walk Away From Omelas'.
This song's lyrics are based on one of the two plots of Haruki Murakami's novel 'Kafka on The Shore'.
Pied Piper
As the name suggests, the BTS song 'Pied Piper' is based on the popular German folklore 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'. Interestingly, in this song the band compares their followers dedication to that of the children's spell in this story.
Another BTS song 'Sea' is inspired from Murakami's best-selling dystopian Novel '1Q84'
Magic Shop
The BTS Song is inspired from James R. Doty's 'Into The Magic Shop'. In this memoir, Doty writes about the lessons he learnt from a woman named Ruth, whom he met in a magic shop, and how she inspired him to become a neurosurgeon
Jimin's 'Serendipity' is inspired from Kim Chunsun's poetic work 'Flower'
The song is based on the self-help book 'Jung's Map Of The Soul: An Introduction' by Dr. Murray Stein
Blood, Sweat and Tears
BTS's second album 'Wings' was based on the book 'Demian' by Hermann Hesse