original by Tablo featuring Naul.
Tablo was that rapper that I always heard of, but never actuallyheard. And I suppose I’m pretty stupid for letting him fly under my radar, cuz his stuff is insanely good. Not just now, I mean like even his Epik High songs.
Anyhow, his Fever’s End albums were the first ones I’d listened to from him. And though I didn’t understand the words at the time, I knew his lyrics had a powerful air to them. A saddening, but artful tone. I liked it a lot, and now I regret not listening to him sooner.
This song hit me really hard because well, how great would it be to have an airbag for the things life hits you with? I sure could use one.
Written from personal experience, as usual. So excuse anything that sounds weird. Also, I think my vocal chords hate me. OTL
Cruisin’ down this road, I take the scenery in.
Everyday I hear of folks who never see it again.
Some because they might’ve had a bit of flawed judgement,
some because of somethin’ they just never saw comin’.
Some had gone by accident, some were just intentional,
sometimes I just wonder maybe I’mma be the next to go.
The way your image flashes back in my vision
while I’m doin’ all I can to keep my past at a distance.
Eyesight blurry and I’m grippin’ the doorframe.
Cuz every song they’re playin’ keeps on bringin’ up your name.
And that’s what’s makin’ it much worse,
I wish that they’d just bleep it out like it was a cuss word.
What hurts, worse? When a first love leaves you?
Or drivin’ off a bridge just because you feel the need to?
One of ‘em can leave you with a chance to survive,
while the other one can eat you alive.
Ridin’ through the city, with this song on blast.
Pass by a couple places that I saw you last.
I wanna tint my windows from the inside out,
cuz seein’ all this makes me cry my insides out.
I never ever thought I would say that.
I gave you many things I never thought I would take back.
All the lasting memories, well now they just fade fast.
I guess this is the end of it, it’s time that I face facts.
Honestly, my life is givin’ me hell,
from what I can tell, though, life is really treatin’ you well.
And I can’t really help it if I’m thinkin’ you’re selfish,
you left me chasin’ pavements so I’m feeling Adele-ish.
It’s been a week, I want the pain to dissolve,
but it’s so great and it’s strong, that even makin’ this song
was so hard. I’m strugglin’ to hold in the pain,
you took the wheel, and you drove me insane.