Coulda Tau Kuv Lyrics

ua los ntawm: Gawvi
Ntxiv lub suab los ntawm: J. Paul
artwork los ntawm: Alex Medina
Tov thiab mastered los ntawm: Yakhauj “Biz” Morris

nqe vaj lug kub 1:
Tsis txhob muaj leej twg xav hnov ​​peb mob
Ntawd yog li cas kuv zoo thaum kuv flipping los ntawm lawv twitter comments, txhua yam kuv xav tias yog los nag
Lawv qhia kuv tau tshaj nws yog qub
Uas khoom tsis muaj nyob tsis muaj ntau
Tab sis hais tias tsis tshoov thaum kuv saib nyob rau hauv cov kev
Yog li ntawd nws yog tiag tiag thaum kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv

Nqe lauj:
Txiv neej muaj peev xwm kuv yuav qhia koj yuav ua li cas kuv zoo tam sim no
Ah lawv xav paub tias yuav ua li cas kuv zoo tam sim no
Kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv
Kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv
Peb tag nrho cov ua nyob rau hauv Vajtswv lub duab uas koj paub
Tag nrho peb lub neej os, peb lub zeem muag yog broke
Peb hnov ​​mob ua peb nyob ntawm no ua ntej
Leej twg yog innocent kuv tsis paub
Tab sis nws coulda tau kuv
Kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv

nqe vaj lug kub 2:
Kuv tsis paub tias Mike Brown
Kuv tsis paub Trayvon
Kuv tsis paub tias Sean Tswb
Tab sis kuv paub tias lawv ploj mus
Kuv tsis paub Oscar Grant los yog Tamir Rice
Kuv tsis paub tias Eric garner
Tab sis kuv paub tias lawv lub neej
Yog nqi ntau tshaj li lawv hais tias nyob rau hauv lub tv screen
Kuv ntxub kuv tau txais ib daim ntawv teev ntev, koj finna pom kuv quaj qw
Ua rau kuv xav tias zoo li lawv tsis pom peb cov vaj ntxwv
Ua kav zoo li Nws, lawv xav hais tias peb cov neeg txom nyem fiends
Kuv twb tsis muaj thaum lawv tua tus txiv neej
Kuv tsis tau daws tau tus neeg mob, yuav tsis hais tias kuv tau
Tab sis kuv tsis paub lub neej raws li ib tug hluas txiv neej dub
Twv kuv yuav ua tsis tau chim tias ib txhia tsis to taub
Tiam sis tej zaum koj yuav
Yog hais tias koj ntsia ntawm kuv lub neej thiab koj sawv qhov twg kuv sawv
Siv kuv ob lub qhov muag mus saib nyob rau hauv cov kev
Nws yog ib yam nkaus thiab tiag thaum kuv hnov ​​zoo li nws coulda tau kuv

Nqe lauj:
Txiv neej muaj peev xwm kuv yuav qhia koj yuav ua li cas kuv zoo tam sim no
Ah lawv xav paub tias yuav ua li cas kuv zoo tam sim no
Kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv
Kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv

nqe vaj lug kub 3:
Duab kuv raws li ib tug hluas
Tos tawm cov dej qab zib nyob rau hauv lub khw thaum kuv pom
Lub luj khoom tom nrhiav nyob rau ntawm kuv, ces nws screams
Ntsiab lus nyob rau hauv kuv hip thiab qhia kuv kuv pom
Tab sis tsa, Kuv tsis paub tias kuv yog tias scary
Thiab kuv yog tsis paub hais tias kuv yuav tua koj nrog ib tug blackberry
heev khib, that he saw me as a thug
Thaum kuv yeej tsis ntes tau ib tug cov ntaub ntawv, yeej tsis nyiag los yog yuav tshuaj
Los yog yuav ua li cas bout lub sij hawm uas kuv tau ya mus rau ib tug yeeb yam
Tag nrho ntawm kev kaj siab, finna rap rau ib chav tsev tag nrho ntawm folks
Sab nraum ces kuv pom tau tias nws yog ib rab phom nyob rau hauv kuv lub ntsej muag
Handcuffs rau kuv ob txhais tes, npuaj cia nyob rau hauv lub duav rov sauv
Nws yog ib yam ol, tib ol
Kuv haum qhov kev piav qhia ntawm ib tug criminal uas lawv paub
Lawv tsom kuv daim duab, tuaj rau
Yog koj kidding? Peb tsis txhob saib ib tug zoo li
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Txhua txiv neej dub kuv paub
Tau txais cov dab neeg zoo li cov neeg, reaping li cas lawv tsis tseb
Thaum lawv xav tias koj ib tug thug los ntawm lub dhia
Nws tsis yog hais tias koj strapped nrog ib tug twj tso kua mis
Saib kuv tsis paub yog hais tias Mike Brown tau nws ob txhais tes mus
Tab sis, kuv sau ntawv hais tias homie I'ma sawv ntsug
Thiab I'ma qhia rau koj kuv xav tias kuv saib nyob rau hauv cov kev
Thiab hais tias nws yog tiag tiag thaum kuv xav tias zoo li nws coulda tau kuv

Nqe lauj

nqe vaj lug kub 4:
Saum ntuj ceeb tsheej lawm gray, ob lub qhov muag liab
Xim dub thiab dawb sib tsoo, huab tshaj lub taub hau
Yuav ua li cas ntev txog lawv hnov ​​dab tsi peb hais tias
Yuav ua li cas ntev txog lawv hnov ​​kuv hais dab tsi?
Qw tawm rau tag nrho cov zoo cops
Sib ntaus sib tua hais mav phem, ua zoo lawm
Kuv ntxub uas nyob rau lub hood blocks
Nyob rau hauv lub kawg lawv yuav sim pob koj nyob rau hauv tag nrho cov crooks
Kuv xav hais rau tag nrho kuv cov tub ntxhais dub cov txiv neej
Kuv paub tias nws yog zoo nkaus li peb cia li yuav tsis yeej
Tab sis nyob rau hauv koj txoj kev chim siab tsis ua txhaum
Tsis txhob qhia dab tsi lawv xav
Tsis txhob cia tsis muaj leej twg qhia rau peb tias peb tsis tau txais nqi
Ib txhia yuav sim mus kaw peb nws yuav tsis ua hauj lwm
Kuv paub tias nws yog tsis ncaj ncees, tiam sis peb paub hais tias Nws yeej hlub tshua
Thiab muaj ib hnub nws mam li so kua muag

lwm yam
Qhov twg yog koj muaj kev vam cia? Kuv yog nyob rau hauv nws
Qhov twg yog koj muaj kev vam cia? Kuv yog nyob rau hauv nws
Peb tau ua hauj lwm ua, tab sis kuv cia siab yog nyob rau hauv nws
Lawv tau txais hauj lwm ua ib yam nkaus thiab, tab sis kuv cia siab yog nyob rau hauv nws

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32 comments

  1. mention: Coulda Tau Kuv — TRIP Lee

  2. JordanTeb

    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: “Tsis txhob muaj leej twg xav hnov ​​peb mob”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “peb” 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, “Peb tag nrho cov ua nyob rau hauv Vajtswv lub duab uas koj paub”. 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. dawm, 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.

    • ToryTeb

      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, thiab hais tias yog ib tug zoo tshaj plaws! 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, thiab lwm yam. 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. Txawm li cas los, we are different, thiab hais tias yog li cas! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” thiab “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.

      • NateTeb

        Tori,

        Your words have inspired me to write a song using a variation of your words: “We are all created in the Imago Dei, Txawm li cas los, 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.

        Txoj kev tshav ntuj thiab kev sib haum xeeb,
        Nate

    • TaevanTeb

      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!

    • JoshTeb

      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. Ua tsaug rau koj.

  3. MichaelTeb

    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. RichardTeb

    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. ToddTeb

    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. AmandaTeb

    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!! Yog vim li cas? 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. AbigailTeb

    dawm, 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. CharlotteTeb

    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. VictoriaTeb

    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. Yog, 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. dawm, 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. DanielleTeb

    As a biracial, Color blind(Yog, 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. AnthonyTeb

    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. JohnnyTeb

    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.

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  15. KiannaTeb

    I just listened to this song and the lyrics are powerful. “Qhov twg yog koj muaj kev vam cia?” -dawm Lee. Kuv hlub nws!

  16. MarkTeb

    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.