How Tablo's Life Turned Around
A few years ago, netizens decided to target Tablo and send him into a depression that almost lost him his career, and his life.
Eventually, thanks to a few serious life changes and the end of a long legal battle, Tablo over came this dark time and wrote a new album after joining the YG famiy.
One of my favorite songs off his solo album explains how he's fine now, how his wife and daughter has helped him find the laughter and strength that he needed.
Please listen and read the English lyrics - its really moving! Even if it’s a sigh, I’m thankful of my breath Even on sleepless nights, the welcoming pillow
The applause that used to make me dream, is past
Now I become mesmerized with my daughter’s applause
I can’t say that I have lost everything Because even after losing 99, I still find little things impressive
I’m smiling To me, the words, “I wannna die”? No, let it be
The things that makes me breathe is the calm rain
The sweet time wasting with friends
Red flowers, blue flowers, the cloud flowers in early mornings
Plenty of laughter flowers in the garden called, love
Bloom, my heart’s rest
The wind of Jejudo, the night lights in Seoul
Epik High’s music that I hear in the streets while walking
The eyes of my wife and my baby
Can I stop suffering now? Can I stop fearing now? Can I laugh just as much as I cried? Get up and stand up
When I opened my fist, a handshake was welcoming me When people’s applause was welcoming me as I opened my closed heart The wrinkles in my forehead disappear And the sky is full of smiles Exciting the smiley glands I swallow a mouthful of happiness
Let it go, little boy, I let it go, ma The hopes that I wanted to grab with both of hands I had too much hope and dreams in me It was so high where I couldn’t reach But I don’t wanna lose it The closed heart is so narrow, unable to contain It will break because of too much force You don’t wanna see, I was ashamed For a minute, it’ll be just a minute
Everybody makes mistakes and misunderstands
Get your mind right, go straight, balance yourself
And first, go find your love that you have lost then Second, find your dream, throw and gain back your confidence Third, to my friend who helped me out a lot Here I go
Being normal is good enough for me
I’m curious of the soap opera’s ending that I usually didn’t want to know
It was uncomfortable to even listen to music but
The artists that I like keep releasing albums
By watching comedy shows that I didn’t want to be in
I regained the feeling of laughing that I completely forgot
Thank you to all the people in the tv screen
There are still many empty notebooks that I need to fill There are many hyung and dongseng^ that I need to take care of There are still many questions that I haven’t asked And many answers that I haven’t received Every time I see Tablo on my feed or iPod, he reminds me that its often the simplest things that get us through the darkest times.