Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bad by Tablo

Lately, I've been listening to a hip hop/rap  artist called Tablo. I'm not even a huge fan of Korean music, but I must admit that I slowly become attached to his songs.


Once said as one of the best lyricist in Korea, his songs has deep meaning that capture my attention. It's not surprising since Tablo hold Master Degree in Creative Writing from Stanford University (Yes darling. Stanford University that I'm longing all my life to enter!!!). Well, his academic background gave him so much trouble in 2010-2011 because there's  a community that suspected he actually never go to Stanford University and demand the truth from Tablo. Despite the irrefutable prove that he really hold master degree from Stanford University, that community still exist. Geez, sometimes I hate those netizens. 


I quickly in love with his music
One of my favorite songs from him is "Bad". I never had any bad experiences in love that could make me say that this is my theme song but somehow I could link it to my personal feeling . Yeah baby, Love is so bad bad bad bad bad, as you could feel from the lyrics of this song.

Here is the english translation of the song:
They say something has changed.
They say I’ve changed.
They tell me somewhere I turned cold, that I used to be so affectionate.
They say something has changed.
They say I’ve changed.
They tell me somewhere I turned cold, that I used to be so affectionate.
They claim they don’t understand.
They tell me I used to be cheerful but now my eyes and tone of my voice lost its light and admits fear.
Unsure whether it’s because of the painful memory but I go on by emptying my heart.
Lucid hearts are defective products of this world. That’s why I badly want to taint mine.
They tell me that if you love, you start to take after each other; maybe I want to take after you a bit.
Atrocious. Love is atrocious.
You were the very reason I breathe for, but now you’re suffocating me.
Love is so bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Love only gets worse as you dig deeper.
Love is so bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Love only pains as you learn about it.
More you know, worse you become.

The words I wouldn't normally get riled up about: “You don’t seem yourself”.
I question, “What is me?” but of course I know only too well.
I can’t bear to look at myself.
Whether I’ve been embraced or have closed my eyes, I just can’t sleep at ease.
I yearn for alcohol, something I usually have hard drinking.
Drunk on anxiety, as the dawn drizzle pours down I stagger through the street
I start to quarrel and my mouth that once used to whisper so many kind words has been tainted by a profanity.
Can’t rest till this small thing becomes a catastrophe.
I end up telling lies like a second nature and you keep harassing me in the name of ‘Love’
Atrocious. Human are atrocious.
You were the very reason I opened my eyes for, but now you’re hiding them.
Love is so bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Love only gets worse as you dig deeper.
Love is so bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Love only pains as you learn about it.
Only thing that’s worse than you is,
I, who couldn’t forget you and ended up being tainted.
I, who continues to act cold towards the other people.
Only thing that’s worse than you is,
I, who couldn’t forget you and ended up being tainted.
I, who is cold towards the other people.
Atrocious, it’s atrocious.
It hurts.
It hurts so much.
What we call love.
Love is a sickness.
Can I get a witness?
Atrocious, it’s atrocious.
It hurts.
It hurts so much.
What we call love.
Love is a sickness.
Can I get a witness?
Love is a sickness.
Love.
Love is so bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Love only gets worse as you dig deeper.
Love is so bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Love only pains as you learn about it.
Credit to:LYBIO.net

This is the Video in Youtube:


You could download this song here.

If you prefer song with more commercial feel, you could watch other  Tablo's song, Tomorrow:

So, what do you think?  It's not my fault if I like Tablo, isn't it?

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2 comments:

  1. aahh recently I love Tablo and also epik high!! He raps with beautiful poetic lyrics! Love it

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    1. True. I'm really glad that Tablo and Epic High is in YG with BigBang, 2NE1, Seven and Psy. I love them

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