Coulda Chifukwa Ine Lyrics

Yopangidwa ndi: Gawvi
Mingoli zina mwa: J. Paul
Njinga ndi: Alex Medina
Wosakaniza ndi katswiri ndi: Jacob “Biz” Morris

vesi 1:
Musati palibe kufuna kumva ululu wathu
Ndi momwe ine ndikumverera pamene ine tikutembenuzika mwa iwo Twitter ndemanga, zonse ndimaona ndi mvula
Iwo kundiuza nazo wakalamba
zinthu kulibeko panonso
Koma izo alire woona ndikamakumbukira m'misewu izi
Kotero izo ziri kwenikweni pamene ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine

mbedza:
Man ndingawauze inu mmene ndikumvera panopa
Ah iwo kufuna kudziwa mmene ndikumvera panopa
Ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine
Ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine
Ife tonse m'chifanizo cha Mulungu mukudziwa
moyo wathu onse kanthu, Masomphenya athu ndi kusweka
Timamva chisoni ife apa
Amene ali wosalakwa ine sindikudziwa
Koma coulda ziri ine
Ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine

vesi 2:
Sindinadziwe Mike Brown
Ine sindikudziwa Trayvon
Sindinadziwe Sean Bell
Koma ine ndikudziwa iwo atapita
Ine sindikudziwa Oscar Grant kapena Tamir Rice
Sindinadziwe Eric nkhokwe
Koma ine ndikudziwa iwo moyo
Ndi ofunika kuposa kuti pa TV
Ndidana nacho ali ndi mndandanda, inu finna kundiona kufuulira
Chifukwa ine ndikumverera ngati iwo sakuona ife mafumu
Anapanga kulamulira monga Iye, iwo ndikuganiza ife osowa fiends
Ine komweko pamene iwo anamuwombera pa munthu
Sindingathe kuthetsa milandu, sindinganene kuti ndingathe
Koma ndadziwa moyo monga mnyamata munthu wakuda
Ndikuganiza ine sindingakhoze kukhala openga kuti ena sakumvetsa
Koma mwinamwake inu mukanafuna
Ngati inu muyang'ana pa moyo wanga ndipo anaima pamene ine ndinaima
Gwiritsani ntchito maso anga kuyang'ana misewu izi
Chifukwa chenicheni pamene ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine

mbedza:
Man ndingawauze inu mmene ndikumvera panopa
Ah iwo kufuna kudziwa mmene ndikumvera panopa
Ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine
Ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine

vesi 3:
Chithunzi ine ngati mtsikana wina
Kusankha zakumwa mu sitolo pamene ine ndinamuwona
The anawapatsa ndalama akuyang'ana pa ine, ndiye iye kumalira
Zomwe zili pa ntchafu yanga ndi limandiuza ine ndinawona
Koma pilirani, Ine sindikudziwa kuti ine ndinali kuti wowopsa
Ndipo ine ndikudziwa kuti ine ndikhoza kukuwombera iwe ndi zakuda ndi
wosamvetseka, that he saw me as a thug
Pamene ine konse anagwira mlandu, simunabepo kapena anagula mankhwala
Kapena mmene podwala nthawi yomwe ine anawulukira kusonyeza
Chimwemwe, finna rap kwa chipinda chodzaza ndi anthu
Kunja ndiye ine ndi mfuti ku nkhope yanga
Handcuffs pa manja anga, n'kumupukuta pansi pa m'chiuno
Ndi ol yemweyo, ol yemweyo
I amafanana chigawenga kuti mukudziwa
Anandisonyeza picture, inu
Mukunena zowona? Sitiyenera kuyang'ana ngati
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Munthu aliyense wakuda ine ndikudziwa
nkhani nawo ngati, akututa zimene si kubzala
Pamene iwo amaganiza inu wawachifwamba ku kulumpha
Izo ziribe kanthu ngati inu m'chiuno ndi mpope
Ine sindikudziwa ngati Mike Brown manja ake mmwamba
Koma Ndikulemberani kuti homie I'ma imirirani
Ndipo I'ma ndikuuzeni inu Ndikuona kuyang'ana mu misewu izi
Ndi kuti izo ndi zenizeni pamene ine ndikumverera ngati izo coulda ziri ine

mbedza

vesi 4:
Thambo kumverera imvi, maso ofiira
Black ndi woyera zipolowe, mitambo pamutu
utali mpaka anamva zimene tanena
utali mpaka iwo amve chimene ine ndinati?
Kuwani kwa apolisi onse abwino
Kulimbana ndi anyamata zoipa, kupanga malo abwino
Ndimadana nazo pa midadada ya nyumba
Pomaliza iwo angayese mtanda inu ndi akuba onse
Ndikufuna kunena kuti amuna anga onse achinyamata wakuda
Ine ndikudziwa izo kumverera ngati ife basi sangapambane
Koma mkwiyo wanu sanachimwa
Musati chiti chimene iwo akuganiza
Musalole aliyense amatiuza ife tiribe ofunika
Ena akhoza kuyesera anatseka ife pansi izo sizigwira ntchito
Ine ndikudziwa izo Sibwino, koma ife tikudziwa kuti Iye asamalira
Ndipo tsiku lina iye misozi

ena
Kodi chiyembekezo chanu pa? Zanga ndi iye
Ali chiyembekezo chanu pa? Zanga ndi iye
Ife ntchito kuchita, koma chiyembekezo changa mwa Iye
Iwo ali kuchita khama kwambiri, koma chiyembekezo changa mwa Iye

amauza

32 ndemanga

  1. Tchulani: Coulda ziri ine — ULENDO Lee

  2. Jordananayankha

    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: “Musati palibe kufuna kumva ululu wathu”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “wathu” 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, “Ife tonse m'chifanizo cha Mulungu mukudziwa”. 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. ulendo, 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.

    • Toryanayankha

      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, ndi kuti chinthu chabwino! 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. Komabe, we are different, ndi zabwino! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” ndi “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.

      • Nateanayankha

        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 ndi Mtendere,
        Nate

    • Taevananayankha

      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!

    • Joshanayankha

      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. Zikomo.

  3. Michaelanayankha

    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. Richardanayankha

    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. Toddanayankha

    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. Amandaanayankha

    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!! chifukwa? 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. Abigailanayankha

    ulendo, 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. Charlotteanayankha

    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. M'bale. 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. Victoriaanayankha

    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. inde, 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. ulendo, 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. Danielleanayankha

    As a biracial, Color blind(inde, 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. Anthonyanayankha

    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. Johnnyanayankha

    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. Markanayankha

    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.