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Bang Yong Guk paid tribute to 'Sewol Ferry' tragedy + took jabs at Korean government in a song?

By beansss   Thursday, November 10, 2016   65,076   10,323   36



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B.A.P fans have pointed out that one song from the group's latest album 'Noir' seemed to contain social commentary, an element hard to see in K-pop nowadays. 

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The song from B.A.P's album is called "Ribbon in the Sky", and like all of the other songs in the album, was written and composed by leader Bang Yong Guk. The title itself already seems to hint at the Sewol Ferry tragedy from back in 2014. Yellow ribbons still represent mourning for the victims of the tragedy to this day. 

The netizen who brought up the topic on an online community went on to highlight lyrics in the song directed toward what may be both tributary to the Sewol Ferry tragedy, as well as the unstable state of the government. 

The netizen suggested that a line which goes "The logic of that power makes me angry" expresses Bang Yong Guk's personal feelings toward the government, seeing as how the idol has produced social commentary music in the past. 

Some lines in the song go on with, "The conquered mass media is fiction. Shield your eyes. All kinds of corruption and decay are options. Close your mouth. Whoa." The netizen pointed out that even during the Sewol Ferry tragedy, the media played a hand in trying to hide the more foul truths of the events. 

The song continues with, "They've become rotten. The puddled water stinks. It's a party for only those who've become blinded by greed. You can't run away anymore." 

Toward the end of the song, the lyrics contain the following, "Fly, up to the sky. Don't forget, even when the clouds cover them, I know. Remember, oh, ribbon in the sky." 

The netizen suspected that Bang Yong Guk lyrics hope to pay tribute to the young victims of the tragedy by urging himself and his listeners to continue to remember them, even against corrupt adversaries trying to hinder them. 

Other fans agreed that "Ribbon in the Sky" contains social commentary that is "both easy to understand but is still full of honest content, so that it becomes embedded in your head," and applauded Bang Yong Guk, saying, "Bang Yong Guk deserves respect... it's not just a simple song, it's a song that makes you feel a lot, which I'm grateful for and think is amazing", "When I read B.A.P's lyrics it makes me think, and when I listen to Bang Yong Guk it makes me look back on myself", "Bang Yong Guk is our pride where ever he's put out," and more. 

Have you listened to B.A.P's "Ribbon in the Sky"?

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shimajul Saturday, November 12, 2016

leader bang ... you awesoneback soon when you are ready :Dwe all here waiting ^^

crazyft Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bang YongGuk oppa always writes songs like this since debut album WARRIOR <3

rene96 Saturday, November 12, 2016

He's the John Lennon of B.A.P .. Yes he is...

julee22 Friday, November 11, 2016

"seemed to contain social commentary"."took jabs at korean government in a song"Since when was this surprising? His songs, more often than not, took jabs at government and contained social commentary.

chillycho Friday, November 11, 2016

Bang is amazing, hands down, I wish there were more people like him in the K-POP industry around. He takes the term "idol" literally.

hyungergames Friday, November 11, 2016

So much repsect and love for him. This is a man who is humble, hardworking, fearless, and beyond genius. He's transcended past the dimensions of being an idol; he's a true artist and visionary.

zergelultor1 Friday, November 11, 2016

this is why i respect a lot on bang yong guk and listen on bap music. get well soon yong guk! :)

sndalo Friday, November 11, 2016

...because this man is very talented , this is one of  the reasons I love and respect B.A.P.

suntaehyo Friday, November 11, 2016

That man is a musical genius... All there is to it. Plus B.A.P is of course in the top for me when it comes to not just boy groups, but Asian music....😊 very proud to be a baby....😍😘☺️

Hindia Friday, November 11, 2016

Daehyun even said he wanted this to be the title song (if I am not mistaken). This song contains a very deep and beautiful message as many as other songs he has composed before. Thank you Yongguk and B.A.P. This is one of the reasons I admire them.

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