Coulda geus Me Lyrics

dihasilkeun ku: Gawvi
Vokal tambahan ku: J. Paul
karya seni ku: Alex Madinah
Dicampurkeun jeung mastered ku: Jacob “Biz” Morris

ayat 1:
Ulah taya sahijieun wanna ngadangu nyeri urang
Éta kumaha Kaula ngarasa lamun Kaula flipping ngaliwatan eta pakeha koméntar, sadaya Kuring ngarasa geus hujan
Maranéhanana nétélakeun kuring meunang leuwih éta heubeul
barang nu teu aya no more
Tapi nu teu ngirining bener basa kuring kasampak di jalan ieu
Jadi éta nyata basa kuring ngarasa kawas éta coulda geus kuring

cantol:
Man bisa mah ngabejaan ka maneh kumaha Kaula ngarasa ayeuna
Ah maranehna wanna nyaho kumaha Kaula ngarasa ayeuna
Kuring ngarasa kawas coulda geus kuring
Kuring ngarasa kawas coulda geus kuring
Urang sadaya dilakukeun dina gambar Allah nyaho
Sadaya kahirupan urang masalah, visi urang peupeus
Urang ngarasa nyeri ngabalukarkeun urang geus di dieu saméméh
Saha nu polos Kuring henteu weruh
Tapi coulda geus kuring
Kuring ngarasa kawas coulda geus kuring

ayat 2:
Kuring teu nyaho Mike Brown
Kuring teu nyaho Trayvon
Kuring teu nyaho Sean Bell
Tapi kuring nyaho maranehna Isro
Kuring teu nyaho Oscar Grant atawa Tamir Rice
Kuring teu nyaho Eric Garner
Tapi kuring nyaho maranehna hirup
Leuwih patut ti maranehna nyebutkeun dina layar tv
Hate kuring meunang daptar lila, Anjeun finna ningali kuring kasurupan
Ngabalukarkeun kuring ngarasa kawas maranehna teu ningali we raja
Dijieun pikeun aturan kawas Anjeunna, maranehna mikir we fiends malarat
Mah teu aya basa aranjeunna ditémbak di manusa
Kuring teu bisa ngajawab kasus, moal nyebutkeun yén kuring bisa
Tapi kuring teu nyaho hirup salaku manusa hideung ngora
Tatarucingan mah teu bisa mad yén sababaraha teu ngarti
Tapi meureun Anjeun ngalakukeunana
Lamun melong hirup mah jeung anjeun ngadeg mana atuh nangtung
Paké panon mah kasampak di jalan ieu
Ieu teuing nyata lamun kuring ngarasa kawas coulda geus kuring

cantol:
Man bisa mah ngabejaan ka maneh kumaha Kaula ngarasa ayeuna
Ah maranehna wanna nyaho kumaha Kaula ngarasa ayeuna
Kuring ngarasa kawas coulda geus kuring
Kuring ngarasa kawas coulda geus kuring

ayat 3:
Gambar kuring salaku rumaja a
Picking kaluar inuman di toko basa kuring ditempo
Nu kasir nempo kuring, mangka manéhna jeritan
Nunjuk di hip mah ngabejaan kuring Kaula ditempo
Tapi tahan nepi, Kuring teu nyaho mah ieu nu scary
Jeung kuring teu nyaho mah bisa némbak Anjeun sareng blackberry a
pisan ganjil, that he saw me as a thug
Lamun kuring kungsi kukituna bray hiji pasualan, kungsi salempang atawa meuli ubar
Atawa kumaha bout waktu mah flew ka show
Pinuh ku kabagjaan, finna rap keur kamar pinuh ku folks
Di luar saterusna mah manggihan hiji gun dina beungeut mah
Cangkalak dina leungeun mah, pat turun di cangkeng
Ieu nu ol sarua, ol sarua
I nyocogkeun ka gambaran tina kriminal nu nyaho
Maranéhanana némbongkeun kuring gambar, kadieu
Ari anjeun heureuy? Urang teu kasampak kawas
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Unggal manusa hideung Kuring teu apal
Meunang carita kawas jalma, metik naon maranehna teu sow
Sabot maranéhanana nganggap Anjeun preman ti aing
Ieu teu masalah lamun strapped jeung pompa a
Tingali Kuring henteu weruh lamun Mike Brown kungsi leungeun-Na nepi
Tapi Kaula nulis nyebutkeun homie I'ma nangtung
Jeung I'ma ngabejaan ka maneh Kuring ngarasa kuring kasampak di jalan ieu
Jeung nyebutkeun éta nyata basa kuring ngarasa kawas éta coulda geus kuring

cantol

ayat 4:
Langit ngarasa abu, panon beureum
Hideung jeung bodas clash, awan leuwih sirah
Sabaraha lila saacan maranehna kadéngé naon we ceuk
Sabaraha lila saacan maranehna ngadangu naon atuh ceuk?
Ngagorowok kaluar ka sadaya pulisi alus
Pajoang guys bad, nyieun titik alus
Hate nu dina blok tiung
Dina ahir maranéhanana bisa nyoba lump anjeun jeung sagala crooks
I wanna ngomong ka sadaya lalaki ngora hideung mah
Kuring teu apal ayeuna teh ngarasa kawas urang euy teu bisa meunang
Tapi dina anger Anjeun teu dosa
Ulah ngeceskeun naon maranehna mikir
Ulah ingkeun taya sahijieun ngabejaan urang we teu meunang patut
Sababaraha bakal nyoba Cicing urang turun eta iyeu moal jalan
Kuring teu apal teu adil, tapi urang nyaho yén Anjeunna paduli
Jeung hiji poé manéhna gé ngusap jauh lawon

nu lain
Dimana éta harepan Anjeun di? Tambang aya di manéhna
Mana harepan Anjeun di? Tambang aya di manéhna
Urang meunang digawe ulah, tapi harepan mah Anjeunna
Maranéhanana meunang pagawean ulah teuing, tapi harepan mah Anjeunna

biasa

32 comments

  1. sambutan: Coulda geus Me — lalampahan Lee

  2. Jordanwalon

    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: “Ulah taya sahijieun wanna ngadangu nyeri urang”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “urang” 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, “Urang sadaya dilakukeun dina gambar Allah nyaho”. 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. perjalanan, 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.

    • Torywalon

      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, jeung nu hiji hal anu alus! 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, jsb. 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. Tapi, we are different, jeung nu oke! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” jeung “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.

      • Natewalon

        Tori,

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

    • Taevanwalon

      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!

    • Joshwalon

      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. hatur nuhun.

  3. Gabrielwalon

    Hatur nuhun lalampahan, you’re a true role model and inspiration. Keep up the good work and lean on the lord’s guidance.

  4. Michaelwalon

    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

  5. Michaelwalon

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

  6. Richardwalon

    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

  7. Toddwalon

    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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  9. Amandawalon

    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!! kunaon? 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.

  10. Abigailwalon

    perjalanan, 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

  11. Bakalwalon

    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!

  12. Charlottewalon

    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.

  13. Victoriawalon

    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. nuhun, 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. perjalanan, 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.

  14. Daniellewalon

    As a biracial, Color blind(nuhun, 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.

  15. Anthonywalon

    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.

  16. Johnnywalon

    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, Asia, 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.

  17. Jonwalon

    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. lagu hébat.

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  19. Kiannawalon

    I just listened to this song and the lyrics are powerful. “Dimana éta harepan Anjeun di?” -lalampahan Lee. Kuring dicinta eta!

  20. tandawalon

    Do all my brothers, sadulur, 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.