Coulda waart Me Lyrics

produzéiert vum: Gawvi
Weider Gesang vun: J. Paul
Artwork vun: Alex Medina
Gemëscht an léisen duerch: Jacob “Biz” Morris

verschaaft 1:
Mengt net keen driwwer eiser Péng héieren
Dat ass, wéi ech Gefill wann ech flipping duerch hinnen Kommentaren twitter, all ech mengen ass bliwwen
Si soe mir kréien iwwer dat aalt d'
Dass saachen existéieren net kee méi
Mä datt Rank do net richteg, wann ech an deene Stroossen Wanterschlof
Sou ass et richteg, wann ech Iech wéi et coulda mech schonn

Héil:
Man kann ech Iech soen, wéi ech Gefill grad elo
Ah se wësse wéi ech Gefill grad elo
Ech mengen wéi se mech coulda ginn
Ech mengen wéi se mech coulda ginn
Mir all zu Gott an d'Bild gemaach Dir wësst
All eist Liewen Matière, eis Visioun ass fräi
Mir fillen Péng verursaache mir hei schonn ier
Wien d'onschëlleg ech net weess
Mä et mech coulda ginn
Ech mengen wéi se mech coulda ginn

verschaaft 2:
Ech wosst net Mike Brown
Ech ass net Trayvon
Ech wosst net Sean Bell
Mä ech weess, si hunn
Ech ass net Oscar Grant oder Tamir Rice
Ech wosst net Eric Garner
Mä ech weess, si Liewen
Ass derwäert méi wéi se soten op der TV Écran
Ech haassen ech krut eng laang Lëscht, Dir gesitt mech lo kaafen brëllen
Doudesursaach Ech wëll se mengen do gesinn mir net Kinneke
Made wëll Him zu Regel, se mengen mir schlechter fiends
Ech war et net, wann se um Mann Schoss
Ech kann net Fäll léisen, wäert net soen, dass ech kann
Mä ech weess Liewen als jonke schwaarz Mann
Guess ech kann net rosen gin, datt e puer versti
Mä vläicht géif Dir
Wann dir op mengem Liewen ausgesinn a stoungen dir wou ech stung
Benotzen meng Aen op dës Stroossen Wanterschlof
Et ass net richteg, wann ech Loscht hunn coulda mech schonn

Héil:
Man kann ech Iech soen, wéi ech Gefill grad elo
Ah se wësse wéi ech Gefill grad elo
Ech mengen wéi se mech coulda ginn
Ech mengen wéi se mech coulda ginn

verschaaft 3:
Picture mech als Justin
Plécke aus Gedrénks am Buttek wann ech gesinn
D'Keesseberäich bei mech sichen, duerno erschoss hien
Punkten op meng Hip an erzielt mir Ech gesi mech
Mä Maustast an, Ech ass net, datt ech dat onsécher war
An ech weess, ass net, datt ech Iech mat engem blackberry Seance kéint
ganz komesch, that he saw me as a thug
Wann Ech séier ni e Fall, ni Drogen geklaut oder kaaft
Oder wéi baizebrengen der Zäit, datt ech un engem show vernannt
Voller Freed, lo kaafen Rap fir e Raum voller virop
Ech fannen et ass eng Pistoul an mengem Gesiicht ausserhalb dann
Handcuffs op meng Hänn, kuerz op d'Taille erof
Et ass d'selwecht Dés, selwecht Dés
Ech fit d'Beschreiwung vun enger krimineller dass se wëssen,
Si huet mir Bild, komm
Mëss du de Geck? Mir kucken do net e wëll
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
All schwaarz Mann ech weess
Got Geschichte wéi déi, eranhuelen, wat se net ëmzebréngen ass
Wann se dermat Dir engem Thug aus der sprangen
Et Matière net wann dir mat enger Pompel CIE
Kuck ech weess net, ob Mike Brown seng Hänn hu bis
Mee ech schreiwen gesot homie ebemool z'erhiewen
An ebemool soen ech mengen ech an deene Stroossen Wanterschlof
A soen, et ass richteg, wann ech Iech wéi et coulda mech schonn

Héil

verschaaft 4:
Obschonns Gefill gro, Aen rout
Schwaarz a wäiss Republikaner, Wolleken iwwer Kapp
Wéi laang bis héieren si wat sot mir
Wéi laang bis se héiren wat sot ech?
Gefaang eraus un all déi gutt préiwen
Géint schlecht Kärelen, gut blockéiert
Ech haassen déi op der Hood Bléck
An um Enn kéint si probéieren Dir mat all de Crooks zu lump zu
Ech wëll fir all meng jonk schwaarz Männer soen
Ech weess et d'Gefill wéi mir kënne just net gewannen
Mä zu Är Roserei net Sënn
Mengt net opgefall, wat se denken
Loosst keen eis soen, mir ass net stoe wäert
Verschiddener wäerten probéieren eis zou et net schaffen
Ech weess et ass net fair, mä mir wëssen, datt hie sech ëm
An enges Daags hie wäert Tréinen wëschen ewech

aner
Wou d'Äre Hoffnung op? Mine ass an him
Wou ass Är Hoffnung op? Mine ass an him
Mir ass Aarbecht ze maachen, mee meng Hoffnung ass an him
Si krut Aarbecht ze maachen, mee meng Hoffnung ass an him

deelt

32 kommentéiert

  1. ernimmen: Coulda waart Mech — Rees LEE

  2. JordanienAntwort

    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: “Mengt net keen driwwer eiser Péng héieren”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “eiser” 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, “Mir all zu Gott an d'Bild gemaach Dir wësst”. 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. Rees, 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.

    • ToryAntwort

      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, an dat ass eng gutt Saach! 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. allerdéngs, we are different, an dat ass an der Rei! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” an “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.

      • NateAntwort

        Tori,

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

    • TaevanAntwort

      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!

    • JoshAntwort

      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. Merci.

  3. MichaelAntwort

    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. RichardAntwort

    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. ToddAntwort

    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. AmandaAntwort

    To say that God doesn’t see color is unBiblical. (Jordanien) 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!! Firwat? 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. AbigailAntwort

    Rees, 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. wäertAntwort

    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. CharlotteAntwort

    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. dofuner. 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. VictoriaAntwort

    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. Jo, 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. Rees, I’m not hating on your song at all, it’s great that every person has their own opinion and this is yours. obwuel, 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. DanielleAntwort

    As a biracial, Color blind(Jo, 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. AnthonyAntwort

    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. JohnnyAntwort

    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.

  15. JonAntwort

    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. super Lidd.

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  17. KiannaAntwort

    I just listened to this song and the lyrics are powerful. “Wou d'Äre Hoffnung op?” -Rees Lee. I loved it!

  18. MarkAntwort

    Do all my brothers, Schwéieschen, 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.