Fever’s End (열꽃) Pt 1 – Tablo

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3. Airbag – Tablo
from Fever’s End (열꽃) – Single.
translation by Eduipe

I need an airbag.
Before I crash into the encroaching, massive sorrow.

For the nights that I don’t want to be home, taxi driver swerves around the shortcuts.
On radio, the verbose DJ’s on with easy-laugh guests and won’t play music, their conversations drag out.
If it was any other day, I would have asked the driver to change the frequency, well, I don’t have a song I want to listen to anyways.
I mute my thoughts so they can jabber on.
Laughter explodes, trails words that I don’t understand, but seeing as how the rigid taxi driver is chuckling along, it must be trending.
Perhaps I was an island all by myself.
Finally, someone’s request is playing.
It’s a very sad song, one that I once used to really like.
Would he be also by himself,
At a place where a long day sojourns, sleeps for a while?

I need an airbag.
Before I crash into the encroaching, massive sorrow.
I need an airbag.
It’s too late to steer away.

Nowadays, there are tons of things to tidy up, and I don’t get drunk easily either. But then again, it’s not like I avoid going for drinks.
Is it because I don’t want to be alone?
Or is it because I want to be visibly alone?
Loneliness is only natural for me.
Even if there is someone by me, would there be enough of me to share?
It’s a question mark that I don’t want to hang on.
But thankfully that’s when a loud voice on the phone latches onto my ears. Sounds like the planned get-together got cancelled.
As the taxi driver grumble away off phone, my eyes wander to the family photo tacked on to the taximeter, crooked.
Is it because I’m without home or path to walk down on, that I wander?
Or is it because I don’t have anyone waiting for me, even though I’ve got plenty of places to be

I need an airbag.
Before I crash into the encroaching, massive sorrow.

I need an airbag.
It’s too late to steer away.
I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.

Once again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
Once again.

I’m precarious right now.
I’m dangerous right now.
Don’t hit me.

When did it start, looking out the window
Rain’s already pooled around on the streets, as if it’s been raining for a while.
Then I see the reflection of the electronic board by the side of the road.
Why is it then the tears swell up, at the thought of you, who must be living just fine.
How lonely the number 1 looked tacked on next to the word ‘death’
I need an airbag.
Before I crash into the encroaching, massive sorrow.

I need an airbag.
It’s too late to steer away.
It’s the kind of night when I miss you. My heart, rains and slides.
I need you, yes I need you, my airbag.

I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
Once again.

I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
I guess I’m all alone again.
Not again.

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17 Responses to “Fever’s End (열꽃) Pt 1 – Tablo”

  1. voetstappen Says:

    Reblogged this on Take One Two Steps, then Feel and Get New Experiences!!.

  2. MaJo Says:

    thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! 😀 because of you i can translate Tablo’s lyrics to spanish ^^ thank you very much 😉

  3. Malinda (@mez_ly) Says:

    Thank you for such beautiful translations. You’ve managed to capture the emotion and poetry in his lyrics and reading these while listening to the music makes it so much more connectible.

  4. jandoe Says:

    this is amazing! thanks so much :):) also your site is awesome, definitely will be back!

  5. PIECESofYOU Says:

    Thank you very much for the translations. I don’t know what word to put about the song. Because although I could easily say beautiful, it’s something beyond that. Maybe not so much beauty, because you can see how much pain he must’ve been in, feeling helpless like that. The amount of guilt going to bed each night still having not improved…which continues to hurt the one you love. I’ve looked up to him prior to this… but I look up to him even more now. I admire his ability to express himself so freely. I wish the best for him.

  6. iconxraiza Says:

    It’s kind of different with trans I saw somewhere. Beautiful as always ❤

    • eduipe Says:

      we take pride in our translations; despite the time constraints we take care in our diction. our word-choice has a reason. but then again there is room for error as always.

      • iconxraiza Says:

        I didn’t meant to sound offending, I am sorry :(. Your translation is beautiful. Please do more ^^

  7. dramapop Says:

    Check out our review of Tablo’s new album “Fever’s Run”!
    http://dramapop.com/2011/10/21/album-review-fevers-end-part-i-tablo/

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  10. Findus Says:

    thank you 🙂

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  15. Nicky Ica 닉키 이차 (@nickynisa) Says:

    it’s amazing how he could translate his sorrow to such a beautiful song.

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