Coulda Been Me Lyrics

Produktita de: Gawvi
Kromaj Voĉoj de: J. paul
artaĵoj de: Alex Medina
Miksita kaj Majstrita fare: Jacob “biz” morris

verso 1:
Ne neniu volas aŭdi nian doloron
Tiel estas kiel mi sentas kiam mi klakanta tra ili twitter komentoj, kion mi sentas estas pluvo
Ili diras al mi supervenku estas malnova
Okaze ne ekzistas neniu pli
Sed tio ne sonorigi vera kiam mi rigardas en tiuj stratoj
Do ĝi estas reala kiam mi sentas gxin coulda estus mi

hoko:
Viro povas mi diri kiel mi sentas nun
Ah ili wanna scias kiel mi sentas nun
Mi sentas ĝin coulda estus mi
Mi sentas ĝin coulda estus mi
Ni ĉiuj faris en la bildo de Dio vi scias
Ĉiuj niaj vivoj gravas, nia vizio estas bankrota
Ni sentas doloron kaŭzas ni estis ĉi tie antaŭe
Kiuj estas senkulpaj, mi ne scias
Sed coulda estus mi
Mi sentas ĝin coulda estus mi

verso 2:
Mi ne sciis Mike Brown
Mi ne scias Trayvon
Mi ne sciis Sean Bell
Sed mi scias ilin irita
Mi ne scias Oscar Grant aŭ Tamir Rice
Mi ne sciis Eric Garner
Sed mi scias ke la vivo
Estas pli valora ol diri sur la tv ekrano
Mi malamas mi ricevis longan liston, vi Finna vidi min krii
Tial mi sentas like ili ne vidas nin reĝoj
Faris por regi kiel Li, Ili kredas ke ni mizeruloj demonoj
Mi ne estis tie kiam ili pafis sur la viro
Mi ne povas solvi kazojn, ne diru, ke mi ne povas
Sed mi ja scias vivo kiel juna nigra viro
Supozas mi ne freneziĝu ke iuj ne komprenas
Sed eble vi volus
Se vi rigardis mian vivon kaj vi staras kie mi staris
Uzi la okulojn por rigardi tiujn stratojn
Estas tro reala kiam mi sentas gxin coulda estus mi

hoko:
Viro povas mi diri kiel mi sentas nun
Ah ili wanna scias kiel mi sentas nun
Mi sentas ĝin coulda estus mi
Mi sentas ĝin coulda estus mi

verso 3:
Bildigi al mi kiel adoleskanto
Pluki eksteren trinkaĵoj en la vendejo kiam mi vidis
La kasisto rigardis min, tiam li krias
Notas en mia kokso kaj diras al mi ke mi vidis
Sed montros, Mi ne sciis, ke Mi estis tiu timiga
Kaj mi ne scias, ke mi povis pafi vin kun rubusbero
tre stranga, that he saw me as a thug
Kiam mi neniam kaptis kazo, neniam ŝtelis aŭ aĉetis drogojn
Aŭ kiel atako kiam Mi flugis al spektaklo
Ĝojplena, Finna repo por ĉambro plena de homoj
Ekstere mi trovis estas pafilon en mian vizagxon
Mankatenoj sur miaj manoj, frapeti malsupren ĉe la talio
Ĝi estas la sama ol, sama ol
Mi konveni la priskribon de kriminala ke ili scias
Ili montris al mi foton, trafis
Ĉu vi ŝercas? Ni ne aspekti kiel
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Ĉiu nigra viro Mi scias
Got rakontoj kiel tiuj, rikoltas kion ili ne semas,
Kiam supozas vin brutulo de la salto
Ĝi ne gravas se vi zonis per bombo
Aspektas Mi ne scias se Mike Brown havis siajn manojn supren
Sed mi skribas jene Homie I'ma ekstari
Kaj I'ma diras mi sentas min rigardi tiujn stratojn
Kaj diri ĝi estas vera kiam mi sentas gxin coulda estus mi

hoko

verso 4:
Ĉieloj sentante grizaj, okulojn ruĝajn
Nigra kaj blanka kolizio, nuboj super kapo
Kiom longe antaux ol ili auxdis, kion ni diris
Kiom longe ĝis ili aŭdas kion mi diras?
Krii al ĉiuj bonaj policanoj
Luktante kanajloj, farante bonon haltoj
Mi malamas ke sur la kapuĉo blokoj
En la fino ili povus provi bulo vin en kun ĉiuj krimuloj
Mi volas diri al ĉiuj miaj junaj nigruloj
Mi scias ke estas sentante kiel ni ĵus ne povas venki
Sed via kolero ne peku
Ne asertas kion ili pensas
Ne lasu neniu diras nin ni ne ricevis valoras
Iu provos fermi nin malsupren ĝi ne funkcios
Mi scias ĝin ne estas justa, sed ni scias, ke Li zorgas
Kaj unu tagon li devos forvisxos la larmojn

aliaj
Kie estas via espero je? Mia estas en li
Kie estas via espero je? Mia estas en li
Ni got laboras fari, sed mia espero estas en li
Ili akiris laboron fari tro, sed mia espero estas en li

akcioj

32 komentoj

  1. mencio: Coulda Been Me — VOJAĜO LEE

  2. jordanRespondu

    I see some of the points made in the lyrics, and I know this song is personal, but it feels like it’s a song that’s giving in to this chaos.

    The second section of the 3rd verse, talking about being patted down because hefitsthe description of the criminal. I’ve been patted down before, on the side of the interstate after being tailed for 3 miles, because I wore a beanie and a sweatshirt that made me look like I was from the harsher side of town. Not just that, but I was driving my grandfathers Impala with my dad in the passenger seat, and they checked our stories about us heading back from the local Apple store where I dropped off my Macbook to be fixed. Call it profiling, call it whatever, but it was anything but the color of my skin. One officer was white, the other was black. That was me.

    First line of the first verse: “Ne neniu volas aŭdi nian doloron”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “nia” in that phrase, to me feels like alienation from the song, like I won’t understand what the struggle is, or how you feel. I may not be able to understand, but God gave me the means to support, through Prayer.

    Continuing on that thought, “Ni ĉiuj faris en la bildo de Dio vi scias”. There’s the whole counter to the song. God created us in His image, and no color, disabilities, gender or origin of nation has ever made God look at any individual He created any differently, so why should we? Why should I look at myself any differently from you, and vice versa?

    I could get further, but I feel I’ve said enough. vojaĝo, as a follower of Christ we wear our faith, we don’t look at any person any differently or treat them differently. We throw away Self, and focus and put the attention on Him, and regardless of how any one of us feels, when we say we are Christians, the way we act and the things we say reflect how people see Him through us. So if it could have been you, should I look at you any differently? What if it was me?

    My point is, beColorblindin this world.

    • ToryRespondu

      Brother Jordan, can I just express thatcolorblindnessis not the answer to these issues? Let me switch it quickly from race to gender. Men and women are very different, kaj tio estas bona afero! To begender blindwould be very detrimental, because it would naturally cut off the importance of our differences, and make us miss out on God. What I mean in that is that as men, mercy tends to not come as naturally as it does for women (notice the word tends!). If we only looked at men, we would miss out on the mercy of God. We would read about it, but see no tangible, human example of His mercy (I’m know I’m speaking in aggressive generalities, but only to make a point).

      Race is the same way. We are actually very different, naturally! Blacks, Asians, Whites, Hispanics, we are usually very different in our worldview, personalities, culture, ktp. This is a beautiful thing. By looking at one cultures passion over another, we can see that God is a passionate God (passionate about the right things). By looking at one culture’sslow to anger(ness),” we can see that God is patience with us, and is slow to anger. By looking at different cultures, we actually get to see many pictures of God.

      Without question, we are all to be treated the same, because we are all created in the Imago Dei. tamen, we are different, kaj tio estas bone! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” kaj “white traits.Okay. That’s great! Hopefully they show us something about God! I vote for celebration and learning of differences rather than colorblindness, and a true celebration can only happen in the gospel.

      • NateRespondu

        Tori,

        Your words have inspired me to write a song using a variation of your words: “We are all created in the Imago Dei, however, we are different and that’s more than OK”. Thank you for your initiative to speak and spark wisdom. The rest of the song has turned out to prove itself as purely an undeserved gift of words to express our unity in diversity and in Christ.

        Grace and Peace,
        Nate

    • TaevanRespondu

      Well said Jordan. I will say this one thing: Instead of being colorblind, could we instead see our different ethnic backgrounds as God’s creativity? We stand together with Him under the name of Jesus. He is our bannerno matter if we’re from Ferguson, Cali, Oregon, Alabama or New York. Jesus is our focal point. And in a culture that wants to separate us intominoritiesand different groups, we stand as Christ’s body, underneath Him.

      But I do appreciate your insight on the song. Thank you for building the Kingdom up for His glory!

    • JoshRespondu

      trip, thanks for these thoughts. I appreciate your sharing your experience as a man of color who thinks of his identity and the tragic state of our culture through the Lens of the Gospel. May the Lord continue to build his Kingdom and fame through your work. Dankon.

  3. michaelRespondu

    It’s saddening reading all the events going now in the world. Right from NYC to Kenya. Painfull issues yet we don’t learn from them and keep doing the same things. It’s time we truly became our brothers keepers

  4. michaelRespondu

    vojaĝo Legas, this could not have come at a different time. We need to stress the point more and by all means #couldabeenme

  5. RichardRespondu

    really sad to hear, still can’t really imagine how y’all feel but I see that a lot of black ppl just get just really to fastfeel sad for u al, I feel powerless at all

  6. ToddRespondu

    Powerful statement, beautifully crafted. Brought years to my eyes when I least expected it. I only recently discovered your music and it has been a wonderfully inspirational discovery at the time in my life God deemed it so. Much praise to you, young brother.

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  8. AmandaRespondu

    To say that God doesn’t see color is unBiblical. (jordan) The Bible says that God created different nations and tongues to showcase His majesty. We shouldn’t pretend that it doesn’t exist! If you say you want to be there for a believer who deals with these things by prayer or whatever avenue then why are you trying to argue his song? He is sharing his hurt. His pain. Stuff that black people, go through. Why do you have to feel alienated for him saying that. Why does your ONE example of a bad experience have to rule out or invalidate the hurt and frustration that many black people have to face daily. Not just that one time. My husband always has to go above and beyond to make sure he comes off as non threatening to people!! kial? Why is it that he is black so he is considered scary and threatening. Why is it that he talks articulate that people feel they need to make the comment, wow you are not what I expected, or you are not like other black people. Do people go up to you and are they surprised by the way you speak? Stop for a min and just hear people out, you don’t have to agree or understand. Just show some empathy and help be a part of the solution! Thanks for sharing your heart Trip Lee.

  9. AbigailRespondu

    vojaĝo, this is good.
    My heart is hurting because there is still a reason to write songs like this. There is still a fight for black lives.
    Maybe one day we can make it right.

    <3

  10. volasRespondu

    Keep up the good work Trip! Your words and your witness are powerful! May the Lord bless you, keep you, make his face shine upon you!

  11. CharlotteRespondu

    Trip Lee man,

    Can I just state that I have grown to love the major authenticity in your voice?! Ahh it’s so raw and real! This is a great feat. bro. Very true, I am very saddened to hear about all of the corruption in which has been shown here on the air and it is crazy how bias and upside down this world can beI’m very disappointed in my own race in which has been stereotyped and broadcasted upon. The video from Brooklyn NY is one of the most saddening things I’ve seen in a long time.

  12. VictoriaRespondu

    I love what Jordan is saying. I myself am a black America, a woman, but in my opinion, gender doesn’t play a huge role, black woman can be targeted in discriminatory ways also. I have never been targeted personally for the color of my skin, but I like to think I’d never hate or wish bad things to someone who was to harm me or kill me in a circumstance like the ones we are talking about. Being a Christian, I’m constantly reminded of the verse where Jesus tells us to turn the other cheek. If someone hates you, you love them despite that. Racism will never stop happening, but if someone attacks you, turn the other cheek. You can’t make anyone accept you, stuff like this isn’t going to stop. But we need to stop thinking that blacks are the only race targeted. The only difference is, the white on black crime is the only crime being brought up in the news. What about a white guy killing a Hispanic? Or an Asian killing a black? We are all created equally. jes, there was a time when slavery was all black people knew, but today there’s slavery and racism happening among every race. God does not see the deaths of these black men any differently than he sees the death of anyone else. I think we are forgetting that concept, no person’s life matters more than another. And let’s also not forget that we really don’t know the exact facts of these crimes. vojaĝo, I’m not hating on your song at all, it’s great that every person has their own opinion and this is yours. Although, I will say, yes it could’ve been you, but it also could’ve been a white man. Us black people are not the only targets. Let’s try to see each other the way God sees us, 100 percent equal.

  13. DanielleRespondu

    As a biracial, Color blind(jes, because my heritage and culture include too many different races to start focusing on one at a time. I celebrate THEM none the less) woman I can’t imagine anything that a black man is going through. Especially when people jump straight on race and leave God out of it. But I’m glad that you put God in it where he belongs. He belongs in this situation, He belongs as the Justice giver. We belong and trust in Him.

  14. AnthonyRespondu

    I played this song for a room full of people trying to hear their brothers and sisters cries yesterday. There were about 18 of us and 6/8 were white. Your words cemented things.

    Know that your words are reaching people in deep, beautiful ways. Thank you for your honest reflection.

  15. JohnnyRespondu

    If you are making this about yourself or about a specific race then it has nothing to do with God. Your song only shows why the racism issue continues the way it does because no one is willing to change the cycle only cry about how they are treated poorly white, Mexican, Asian, people die in the same ways all the time by committing crimes and being stopped by someone we have accepted as a protector. Your either for justice completely or you aren’t there is no fine lines or excuses. You bring up fears and anger, Gods not in those yet you choose to be. You put God in this so g just so Christians keep listening to you rather then making the right stand for God instead your our lyrics say your gonna stand up for racism that your going to make tis song about racism and not God. You can’t sit at 2 tables you either sit at the table if the Father or you sit at the table of the fallen. Either way you’ve lost a fan. I hope you can come to terms with your fear and see how simple respect would change fear into shared respect and working together. If it coulda been you, then maybe you need to rethink your life choices.

  16. JonRespondu

    He isn’t against the cops right? I don’t think. I love trip and can’t wait till his next album, whenever that maybe. Bonega kanto.

  17. mencio: 257 || Dear Trip Lee, I Hear YouShattered Magazine

  18. markonRespondu

    Do all my brothers, sisters, disillusioned, and hurting. I am sorry. I am a part of this as an American. But I am listening. I hear your pain.
    I am sorry.
    The word is getting out. No criticism, only love.