The Heartbreaking Meaning of BTS Suga’s “AMYGDALA” Lyrics Kpop News
Lately, suga btsDisney+ documentary Road to D Day presented his “journey to find new stories and inspire new dreams” while creating his solo album.
One scene in particular involved the process of writing their new music, which ARMY can recognize as a behind-the-scenes moment for BTS. In The Soop Season 2. jimin enter the trailer while Suga works and records new music.
The song Suga is recording is none other than “AMYGDALA”.
When he reveals it to Jimin, he shares that it’s one of his favorite songs at this point in the writing process.
However, as Suga dives into the true meaning of the song, fans can see how emotional the lyrics are to him.
There is something called the “amygdala”. Your brain stores all of your unpleasant memories in the amygdala.
The amygdala stores sad or uncomfortable memories to protect you from those situations in the future.
So you can prepare for such situations in the future.
As the lyrics’ content references some of his traumatic memories, including his own accident, his mother’s heart surgery and his father’s cancer diagnosis, he asks his amygdala to relieve him of this pain.
I have huge mood swings every time I work on this song. To work on this, I need to conjure up some of my uncomfortable memories.
However, instead of running away from them, he confronts them head-on by writing about them in songs to overcome and “control” the memories in his mind.
But learning to control those memories is actually a very important process.
The song immediately resonated with many fans for its raw and emotional lyrical content that deals with painful or traumatic memories.
too overwhelmed to do full translations but in the amygdala yoongi mentions his mother’s heart surgery, his shoulder injury/accident and his father’s liver cancer diagnosis, then in the chorus he tells his amygdala to suppress everything, save me, set me free …
— 🍬 (@thejoonmoon) April 21, 2023
For anyone confused, the amygdala is the part of our brain that allows us to encode memories, process emotions, and identify and defend ourselves against scary or threatening stimuli. So in the song, he’s asking his brain to forget the pain and fear he’s been going through.
— ✨🌸Bambi🌸✨ (@fuzzyseok) April 21, 2023
Since Suga presents himself as a lotus flower, he shows his strength by “blossoming” in the midst of unfortunate situations.
Yoongi, who refers to himself as a blooming lotus after portraying him in amygdala, is so significant because lotuses bloom beautifully despite their murky waters.
That’s exactly what Yoongi did: he wasn’t in an “ideal” environment to grow and thrive, but he did it anyway.
— Jessie⁷ 🐳 (@jessikatsu) April 21, 2023
Check out the full clip below.
jimin came to yoongi because he heard yoongi was working “angry” and yoongi made him listen and told him about the amygdala 😭 pic.twitter.com/O67qogeYPv
— Syubjim (@syubjim) April 21, 2023