Coulda Na Me Lyrics

-amịpụta: Gawvi
Ọzọ vocals site: J. Paul
sere site: Alex Medina
Weere na mụtara site: Jacob “Biz” Morris

amaokwu 1:
Unu dịghị onye wanna-anụ mwute anyị
Nke ahụ bụ otú m ka mgbe m na-ịpịgharị site na ha Twitter comments, niile m na-eche bụ mmiri ozuzo
Ha na-agwa m aka na ọ bụ agadi
Na stof adịghị adị ọzọ
Ma na-adịghị iba ezi mgbe m anya na a n'okporo ámá
Ya mere, ọ bụ ezigbo mgbe m na-eche dị ka ọ coulda kemgbe m

nko:
Man m nwere ike ịgwa gị ihe ndị na-eme m ugbu a
Ah ha Wanna maara otú eme m ka ugbu a
-Adị m ka ọ coulda kemgbe m
-Adị m ka ọ coulda kemgbe m
Anyị niile mere anyị n'onyinyo Chineke ka ị maara
All ndụ anyị mkpa, anyị ọhụụ bụ mebiri
Anyị na-eche ihe mgbu na-akpata anyị nọ n'ebe a n'iru
Onye bụ onye aka ya dị ọcha m na-amaghị
Ma, ọ coulda kemgbe m
-Adị m ka ọ coulda kemgbe m

amaokwu 2:
Amaghị m Mike Brown
M na-amaghị Trayvon
Amaghị m Sean Bell
Ma, m maara na ha esiwo
M na-amaghị Oscar Grant ma ọ bụ Tamir Rice
Amaghị m Eric Garner
Ma, m maara na ha ndụ
Na oké ọnụ karịa ha si na tv ihuenyo
M asị m nwetara ogologo ndepụta, ị finna ahụ m mkpu
Ka M na-eche dị ka ha na-adịghị ahụ anyị eze
Na-achị ka Ya, ha na-eche na anyị nọ ná mkpa na fiends
Anọghị m n'ebe ahụ mgbe ha gbara nwoke
M na-apụghị idozi ọnọdụ, agaghị na-ekwu na m nwere ike
Ma m maara ndụ dị ka a na-eto eto nwa nwoke
Echere m ike ịbụ ara nke na ụfọdụ na-adịghị aghọta
Ma eleghị anya, ị ga-
Ọ bụrụ na ị ele anya na ndụ m na ị guzo ebe m guzo
Jiri anya m anya na a n'okporo ámá
O na-adị mgbe m na-eche dị ka ọ coulda kemgbe m

nko:
Man m nwere ike ịgwa gị ihe ndị na-eme m ugbu a
Ah ha Wanna maara otú eme m ka ugbu a
-Adị m ka ọ coulda kemgbe m
-Adị m ka ọ coulda kemgbe m

amaokwu 3:
Weregodị m dị ka a n'afọ iri na ụma
Ịchọpụta ọṅụṅụ na ụlọ ahịa mgbe m hụrụ
Onye okwu ugwo na-achọ na m, mgbe ahụ ọ olu ike
Ezo na m hip na-agwa m na m na hụrụ
Ma chere, M na-amaghị na m bụ na egwu
Na m na-amaghị na m nwere ike gbaa gị na a blackberry
nnọọ iberibe, that he saw me as a thug
Mgbe m ga-dịghị mgbe jidere a ikpe, mgbe zuru ma ọ bụ zụta ọgwụ ọjọọ
Ma ọ bụ otú n'obi bụ oge m ama efe aka a show
Full nke ọṅụ, finna RAP bụ maka ime ụlọ jupụtara folks
N'èzí mgbe ahụ m na-ahụ na ọ bụ a egbe na irum
Hankoofu on aka m, Pat ala n'úkwù
Ọ bụ otu ihe Ol, otu Ol
M kwekọrọ ná nkọwa nke a mpụ na ha maara
Ha gwara m picture, Bịanụ
Ị na-egwu egwu? Anyị na-adịghị anya a ka
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Kwa nwa nwoke m maara
Nwetara akụkọ ndị dị ka ndị, aghọrọ ihe ha na-agaghị agha
Mgbe ha iche ị a agboro si na-awụlikwa elu
Ọ na-adịghị mkpa na ọ bụrụ na ị na kere na a gbaputa mmiri
Lee, amaghị m ma ọ bụrụ na Mike Brown nwere aka ya
Ma na m na-ede si homie I'ma ebili
Na I'ma-agwa gị na-adị m ka m anya na a n'okporo ámá
Na-ekwu na ọ bụ ezigbo mgbe m na-eche dị ka ọ coulda kemgbe m

nko

amaokwu 4:
Mbara igwe na-eche na agba ntụ, anya red
Nwa ọcha na-enwe nsogbu, ígwé ojii n'elu isi
Ogologo oge ole ruo mgbe ha nụrụ ihe anyị kwuru
Ogologo oge ole ruo mgbe ha na-anụ ihe m kwuru?
Kpọpụta okwu ka ihe ọma niile cops
Alụ ọgụ ọjọọ ụmụ okorobịa, -eme ezi akwụsị
M asị na on hundu blocks
Na ọgwụgwụ ha nwere ike ime akpụ ị na na niile crooks
I wanna asị m niile na-eto eto nwa ikom
Amaara m na ọ na-enwe mmetụta dị ka anyị nnọọ ike imeri
Ma na iwe gị na-adịghị emehie
Adịghị ikwenye ihe ha na-eche echiche
Ekwela ka onye ọ bụla ghara agwa anyị na anyị na-adịghị nwetara uru
Ụfọdụ ga na-agbalị mechie anyị ala ya ga-arụ ọrụ
Amaara m na ọ dịghị mma, ma anyị maara na ọ na-eche banyere
Na otu ụbọchị ọ ga-ehichapụkwa anya mmiri

ọzọ
Ebe bụ olileanya unu na? Nke m bụ n'ime ya
Olee ebe ihe i olileanya na? Nke m bụ n'ime ya
Anyị ọkọdọ na-arụ ọrụ ime, ma m olileanya n'ebe ọ nọ
Ha nwetara ọrụ ime kwa, ma m olileanya n'ebe ọ nọ

mbak

32 comments

  1. aha: Coulda Na Me — njem Lee

  2. Jordanzaghachi

    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: “Unu dịghị onye wanna-anụ mwute anyị”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “anyị” 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, “Anyị niile mere anyị n'onyinyo Chineke ka ị maara”. 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. njem, 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 na-ekwu bụ, beColorblindin this world.

    • Toryzaghachi

      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, na na bụ ihe dị mma! 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. Otú ọ dị, we are different, na nke ahụ bụ dịkwa mma! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” na “white traits.” Na na na. 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.

      • Natezaghachi

        Tori,

        Your words have inspired me to write a song using a variation of your words: “We are all created in the Imago Dei, Otú ọ dị, 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

    • Taevanzaghachi

      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!

    • Joshzaghachi

      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. Daalụ.

  3. Michaelzaghachi

    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. Richardzaghachi

    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. Toddzaghachi

    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. Amandazaghachi

    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!! Gịnị mere? 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. Abigailzaghachi

    njem, 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. ga-zaghachi

    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!

  10. Charlottezaghachi

    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.

  11. Victoriazaghachi

    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. Ee, 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. njem, 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.

  12. Daniellezaghachi

    As a biracial, Color blind(Ee, 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.

  13. Anthonyzaghachi

    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.

  14. Johnnyzaghachi

    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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  16. Kiannazaghachi

    I just listened to this song and the lyrics are powerful. “Ebe bụ olileanya unu na?” -njem Lee. I loved it!

  17. Markzaghachi

    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.