Coulda Been Lyrics

Ekoizleak: Gawvi
Ahotsa Gehigarriaren bidez: J. Paul
artwork by: Alex Medina
Mistoa eta masterizatu: Jacob “Biz” Morris

Bertsoa 1:
Ez inor Euskal entzun gure mina
Hori nola ez naiz sentitzen naiz iraultzeko I bidez iruzkinak twitter horiek, guztiak sentitzen naiz euri da
me lortu dute kontatzea baino gehiago zaharra da
gauzak ez direla existitzen ez gehiago
Baina hori ez deitu egia begiratzen dut kale horietan
Beraz, egia da denean bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut

Hook:
Man azalduko nizuke nola oraintxe sentitzen naiz
Ah jakin nahi dute nola oraintxe sentitzen naiz
bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut
bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut
Denok egin Jainkoaren irudia badakizu
gure bizitza guztia axola, gure ikuspegia hautsi da
mina kausa sentitzen dugu hemen izan gara aurretik
Nor da errugabea, ez dakit
Baina coulda izan da niretzat
bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut

Bertsoa 2:
Ez nekien Mike Brown
I ez da ezagutzen Trayvon
Ez nekien Sean Bell
Baina dute joan ezagutzen dut
I ez da ezagutzen Oscar Grant edo Tamir Rice
Ez nekien Eric Garner
Baina ezagutzen dut bizitza
Da gehiago merezi esaten dute telebista pantailan baino
zerrenda luze bat dut gorroto dut, finna ikusten duzu me Scream
sentitzen dut atsegin Causa ez dute ikusten dugu erregetara
Made Bera bezalako araua, Uste dute dugu behartsuei fiends
ez nintzen han filmatu gizona dute
Ezin dut konpondu kasuak, ez du esan nion, ahal dela
Baina jakin, bizitza ez dut gizon beltz gazte bat bezala
Asmatu ezin naiz ero batzuek ez dute ulertzen
Baina agian egiten duzun
begiratu baduzu nire bizitza eta bertan zegoen I koa izan duzu
Erabili nire begiak kale horiek begiratu
Gehiegi erreala denean bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut

Hook:
Man azalduko nizuke nola oraintxe sentitzen naiz
Ah jakin nahi dute nola oraintxe sentitzen naiz
bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut
bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut

Bertsoa 3:
Irudia me teen gisa
picking dendan edariak denean ikusi dut
Kutxazaina niri begira, orduan zuen oihuak
Nire hip puntu eta esaten dit ikusten ari naiz
Baina eduki, I ez da ezagutzen zela dut beldurgarria dela
Eta ez da ezagutzen dut duzula tiro ezin masusta batekin
oso bitxia, that he saw me as a thug
Noiz ez nuen inoiz harrapatu kasu bat, inoiz lapurtu edo drogak erosi
Edo zenbat denbora hegan ikuskizun bat dut bout
poza osoa, finna folks betetako gela bat rap
gero Outside aurpegira pistola bat aurkitu dut
nire eskuak Handcuffs, Pat behera gerritik
ol bera da, ol bera
dakite hori penal baten deskribapena moldatzen naiz
Me erakutsi dute irudi, etorri
Txantxetan zaude? Ez dugu itxura bat
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Gizon beltz bakoitzak dakit
Got dutenek bezalako istorioak, dutena ez da ereiten reaping
Noiz suposatuko dute salto batetik thug
Ez dio axola strapped duzu pump batekin bada
Begira, ez dakit Mike Brown bere eskuetan izan bada
Baina esaten homie idazten dut zutik naiz
Eta esango naiz begiratu nuen kale horietan sentitzen dut
Eta esan erreala da denean bezala coulda izan da niretzat sentitzen dut

Hook

Bertsoa 4:
Zeru grisa sentitu, begiak gorri
Zuri-beltza eta borrokaldi, burua baino laino
Zenbat denbora entzun zituzten arte esan dugunaren
Zenbat denbora zer esan dut entzun ziren arte?
Erakutsi du polizia ona guztiei
guys txarra Fighting, geldialdiak ona egiteko
Gorroto dut kanpaia blokeak
Azkenean duzu Korapilo asmoz crooks guztiekin saiatu liteke dute
nire gazteak beltz guztiak esan nahi dut
nik sentitzen dugu besterik dezakezu bezala ez irabazteko ezagutzen dut
Baina zure haserrea ere ez egin berriro bekaturik
Ez baiezta zer pentsatzen dute
Ez utzi inork esango digu ditugu, ez da lortu merezi
Batzuk digu itxi saiatuko da izango da, ez behera lan
Badakit ez dela arrazoizko, baina zuen zaintzen jakin dugu
Eta egun batean ichucaturen egingo zuen malkoak

beste
Non da zure itxaropena at? Nirea da beragan
Non da zure itxaropena da at? Nirea da beragan
lan got dugu egin, baina nire itxaropen hura da
lan gehiegi egin Lortu dute, baina nire itxaropen hura da

BALOREAK

32 iruzkinak

  1. Aipamen: Coulda izan dit — BIDAIA LEE

  2. JordanErantzun

    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: “Ez inor Euskal entzun gure mina”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “gure” 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, “Denok egin Jainkoaren irudia badakizu”. 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. Bidaia, 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.

    • ToryErantzun

      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, eta hori gauza ona da! 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, etc. 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. Hala ere, we are different, eta hori ados! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” eta “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.

      • NateErantzun

        Tori,

        Your words have inspired me to write a song using a variation of your words: “We are all created in the Imago Dei, ordea, 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 eta Bakea,
        Nate

    • TaevanErantzun

      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!

    • JoshErantzun

      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. Eskerrik asko.

  3. MichaelErantzun

    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. RichardErantzun

    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

  5. ToddErantzun

    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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  7. AmandaErantzun

    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!! Zergatik? 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.

  8. AbigailErantzun

    Bidaia, 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

  9. CharlotteErantzun

    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.

  10. VictoriaErantzun

    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. Bai, 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. Bidaia, 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.

  11. DanielleErantzun

    As a biracial, Color blind(Bai, 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.

  12. AnthonyErantzun

    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.

  13. JohnnyErantzun

    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, Asiako, 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.

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  15. MarkErantzun

    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.