Coulda Kwakandiwanisa Me Lyrics

Yakabudiswa neZvapupu: Gawvi
Zvimwe Vocals kubudikidza: J. Paul
Artwork kubudikidza: Alex Medina
Hwakakanyiwa uye nyanzvi ne: Jacob “Biz” Morris

ndima 1:
Ko munhu Wanna kunzwa marwadzo edu
Ndizvo sei ndiri kunzwa kana ndiri flipping kuburikidza navo Twitter mashoko, zvose Ndinofunga zviri mvura
Ivo achindiudza kuwana pamusoro zviri kare
Kuti zvinhu regai zvisisipo
Asi kuti regai echokwadi pandinofunga idzi mumigwagwa
Saka zviri zvechokwadi kana ndava kuda coulda ini ndanga

haka:
Man ndinogona kukuudzai sei ndiri kunzwa zvakanaka zvino
Ah ivo Wanna vanoziva sei ndiri kunzwa zvakanaka zvino
Ndinonzwa sokuti naro coulda ini ndanga
Ndinonzwa sokuti naro coulda ini ndanga
Tose vakaitwa nomufananidzo waMwari munoziva
All hwedu basa, chiratidzo yedu yakatanga
Tinonzwa marwadzo chikonzero isu pano pamberi
Ndiani mhosva Handizivi
Asi coulda ini ndanga
Ndinonzwa sokuti naro coulda ini ndanga

ndima 2:
Handina kuziva Mike Brown
Handina kuziva Trayvon
Handina kuziva Sean Bell
Asi ndinoziva ivo vaenda
Handina kuziva Oscar Grant kana Tamir Rice
Handina kuziva Eric Garner
Asi ndinoziva ivo upenyu
Chiri munokosha kupfuura ivo vachiti paTV
Ndinovenga Ndine refu pasi, imi finna kundiona mhere
Chikonzero Ndinonzwa sokunge havaruoni isu madzimambo
Akaita kutonga saIye, ivo vanofunga isu vanoshayiwa fiends
Ndakanga ndisipo vakati akapfura panguva murume
Handigoni kugadzirisa nyaya, havazogari kuti ini
Asi ndinoziva upenyu sezvo jaya dema
Ndinofunga handigoni kuva anopenga vamwe havanzwisisi
Asi pamwe iwe wakaramba
Kana wakatarisa hwangu uye imi akamira apo ndakamira
Shandisa maziso angu kuti ndione zvinhu mumigwagwa
Zviri chairo kana ndava kuda coulda ini ndanga

haka:
Man ndinogona kukuudzai sei ndiri kunzwa zvakanaka zvino
Ah ivo Wanna vanoziva sei ndiri kunzwa zvakanaka zvino
Ndinonzwa sokuti naro coulda ini ndanga
Ndinonzwa sokuti naro coulda ini ndanga

ndima 3:
Fungidzira kwandiri somunhu kuyaruka
Kunhonga panze inonwa kuchitoro kana ndaona
The keshiya akanditarisa, ipapo anozhambatata
Anonongedza kuruoko rwangu hudyu uye yakandiudza ndiri kuona
Asi kusimudzira, Handina kuziva kuti ndaiva kuti kutyisa
Uye ini handizivi kuti ndaigona kupfura iwe ane Blackberry
Very shamisa, that he saw me as a thug
Kana ndisina kumbobvira yabatwa nyaya, kumbobvira vakaba neunotengwa zvinodhaka
Kana sei Kumbonetswa nguva ini nendege kushamisira
Azere nomufaro, finna Rap nokuti kamuri izere vabereki
Kunze ipapo ndinowana kuti pfuti kumeso
Chani pamaoko angu, Pat pasi muchiuno
Ndozvazvakaitawo ol, chete ol
Ini kukodzera tsananguro tsotsi kuti vanoziva
Vakandiratidza mufananidzo, handeyi nazvo
Uri kidding? Hatidi kutarira munhu akafanana
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
murume wose mutema ndinoziva
Got nyaya sevaya, vachicheka zvavanenge ari kudyara
Vakati kufunga uve thug kubva kusvetuka
It regai basa kana imi akasungirirawo ane pombi
Tarirai Handizivi kana Mike Brown aiva maoko ake mudenga
Asi ndiri kunyora vachiti homie I'ma zvinosimuka
Uye I'ma kukuudzai Ndinonzwa ndinotarisa idzi mumigwagwa
Uye vanoti chechokwadi kana ndava kuda coulda ini ndanga

haka

ndima 4:
Denga uchinzwa pfumbu, meso tsvuku
Black uye chena rwisana, makore pamusoro musoro
Rinhiko kusvikira vanzwa chii takati
Rinhiko kusvikira kunzwa chii Ndikati?
Danidzirai panze vose zvakanaka cops
Kurwisa vakomana zvakaipa, kuita Kumira zvakanaka
Ndinovenga kuti pamusoro Hood zvinogumbura
Pakupedzisira kwavo vangaedza bundu penyu zvose mbavha
I Wanna ndinoti kumajaya angu ose matema
Ndinoziva zviri achifunga isu chete havagoni kuwana
Asi kutsamwa kwenyu kutadza
Regai kutaura zvavari kufunga
Musarega munhu inotiudzei isu haisi akamuka ukoshi
Vamwe achaedza isu dzima hazvishandi
Ndinoziva hazvisi zvakanaka, asi tinoziva kuti iye ane hanya
Zvino rimwe zuva ndichaenda kupukuta misodzi

mwe
Apo tariro yako zviri pa? Mine uri maari
Where tariro yako pana? Mine uri maari
Takasvika kushanda kuita, asi tariro yangu iri maari
Vakazozvinzwisisa basa rokuita zvakare, asi tariro yangu iri maari

mugove

32 mashoko

  1. Taurai: Coulda Me Kwakandiwanisa — Trip LEE

  2. Jodhanipindura

    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: “Ko munhu Wanna kunzwa marwadzo edu”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “yedu” 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, “Tose vakaitwa nomufananidzo waMwari munoziva”. 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. rwendo, 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.

    • Torypindura

      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, uye kuti chinhu chakanaka! 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, nezvimwewo. 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. zvisinei, we are different, uye izvozvo zvakanaka! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” uye “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.

      • Natepindura

        Tori,

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

    • Taevanpindura

      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!

    • Joshpindura

      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. Ndatenda.

  3. Michaelpindura

    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. Michaelpindura

    Trip Lee, this could not have come at a different time. We need to stress the point more and by all means #couldabeenme

  5. Richardpindura

    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

  6. Toddpindura

    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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  8. Amandapindura

    To say that God doesn’t see color is unBiblical. (Jodhani) 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!! Sei? 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.

  9. Abigailpindura

    rwendo, 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

  10. chidopindura

    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!

  11. Charlottepindura

    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.

  12. Victoriapindura

    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. Ehe, 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. rwendo, 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.

  13. Daniellepindura

    As a biracial, Color blind(Ehe, 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.

  14. Anthonypindura

    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.

  15. Johnnypindura

    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, zvechiAsia, 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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  17. makapindura

    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.