Coulda izan dit

Nire bihotz heavy da. Ezagutzen dut Jainkoa ona da, eta hori zuen kontrola, baina nire bihotza heavy da.

Azken aste Ferguson gertaerak ondoren (eta horri erantzunak sozialetan), sentitu zama dut abesti bat idatzi. Nire helburua ez zen edozein grand adierazpenak edo deklarazioak egiteko, baina modu adierazteko dena dela egin sentitzen me. Beraz, idazten hasi nintzen, eta hau da, zer atera zen. hori nire buruan oihartzuna sentimendu zen: "It dut izan dute niretzat."

post oso bat nola kristauek Horrelako aldiz ere erantzun beharko prest izan dut, baina Eric Garner buruzko albiste atzo ondoren, hori geroago arte itxaron eta post erabaki nuen. Oraingoz, Nahi dut heavy bihotza dudala esateko. Ez eztabaidak edo argumentuak interesatzen zait oraintxe. besterik nire duela adierazi nahi dut askatasuna.

Naiz mina Eric Garner bideo hori ikustea suntsitzaileak dagoelako. Nire emaztea eta biok lehen filma ikusi zuenean, duela hilabete, bai oihukatu dugu. Life opari eder bat da, eta sobering da bizitza hori utzi norbaiten gorputza ikustera - batez ere, nik hartu Gizonezkoek. uste nuen, "Ziur naiz jendea ezin lortu kanpoan horrekin. Gutxienez beren epaiketa batean ekintzetarako erantzun beharko dute. "

oker pentsatu nuen. Eta horrek min.

Naiz mina arriskutsua da Amerikan gizon beltz bat izan delako. Ezagutzen dut adierazpen hori bakarrik, pertsona batzuk iraingarritzat, baina objektiboki egia da.

Naiz mina beltz komunitateak mina delako, batera ailegatu konplexu askoren gai delako.

naiz arraro run-ins Nik iraganean polizia izan dudalako mina.

Gizon beltz guztietan dakit izan du delako antzeko run-ins mina naiz.

Naiz mina du polizia txarra egin delako polizia ona lan garrantzitsua daramat to deitu egin zailagoa da.

mina dut nire semea irakasteko dudalako gauza bera nire aita izan me irakasteko: "Pertsonak Oraindik mehatxu duzun ezer jakin aurretik dute bere gain hartuko du, beraz, gehiago ibili zure lagunak zuri baino ez izan behar duzu. "

Naiz minberen pertsona batzuk ez delako Laguntza. Nahiago minik baino argumentu bat irabazteko dute minik dutenek.

Naiz mina agintariek ez dira bekatua eta brokenness gurekin gainerako izurriteak immunologikoa delako. Noiz nor polizia wrongdoing deitzen dutenek errudun beraiek dira, non egin dugu buelta? norbaitek handiagoa piztu behar dudalako poztuko naiz, eta itxaropena daukat God justizia ekarriko duelako azkenean. Baina horrek ez du esan nahi, ez naiz minberen.

Naiz mina tragedia media estaldura lortu ez diren tragediak bakarra delako. Badira askoz gehiago.

nire lagun For ulertzen ez, mesedez har ezazu denbora entzuteko eta sinpatia. "Azkar entzun eta berantcor minçatzera" izatea da apaltasuna eta heldutasun-marka. oposiziorako aurretik, Une bat hartu dutenei entzuten diren minberen.

Beraz, gutako askok uste duelako dugu geure burua minberen, “It dut izan dute niretzat.”

 

*Irakurri abestiaren letra hemen

BALOREAK

95 iruzkinak

  1. JeremiahErantzun

    pentsamenduak bera izan dut beharrik izan, eta are gehiago, nola buruz bizitza eraman ahal izango dira eta pertsona hori Jainkoak jakin gabe hiltzen. benetan scares me eta min ematen dit, gainera <3

  2. MarcoErantzun

    zurekin Hurting, i egoera ulertzeko dont 100% modurik ez i Could. Ulertzen dut Jesus eta nor den bezala bizi behar dugu. oinez, borrokan ari, mina eta elkarrekin bidean lanean.

  3. SamErantzun

    Eskerrik asko bihotz partekatzeko, eta zure talentua erabiltzeagatik jartzea musika. sickens da eta saddens me ez bakarrik jendeak eraildako ari, baina baita hainbeste (professing kristauek asko barne) uko duela eta bidegabekeria ikusteko.
    “Naiz minberen pertsona batzuk ez delako Laguntza. nahiago duela baino argumentu irabazi dute minik horiek.”
    Beraz,, beraz, egia, Bidaia. :(
    Arren, otoitz nire anaiak & arrebak.

  4. MelissaMcKimErantzun

    benetan abesti hau erosi nahi dut!
    Eskerrik Bidaia duzu
    Zer bihotzak hainbeste sentitzen mintzatu zara
    Hau me cerbitzatu
    Eskerrik asko zure opari erabiliz eta partekatzen gurekin guztiekin for

  5. KirkErantzun

    naiz calera batetik Native American bat, Oklahoma. Ni naiz a Choctaw Indian eta orain dela pare bat aste FERGUSON buruzko entzumena eta gorrotoa eta mina ulertu nuen hard gaur egungo adina desberdina lasterketa bat izatea kausa ondoren, ez bakarrik ez, gure askatasuna hartzen ari dira God sustatzeko azalaren kolorea guztietan gorroto dute eta gure lanpostu horren arrazoia galduko dugu, edo okerrago, baina otoitz dut mundu hau hobea lortuko baina beti gogoratzen dut Jainkoak dena plana txarra edo ona besterik fede behar dugu eta hori zerbait ez dugu jada dugun ala ez dauka mendekoak gobernuak gehiegi ordez Jainkoaren bidean leaning !

  6. Joel Benjamin Neve IslanderErantzun

    hementxe Ugandako naiz, baina nire bihotza heavy da baita. Beraz heavy. Eric Garner, konponketa Rice, Mike Brown. Beraz heavy.

  7. DustinSimmonsErantzun

    Nice omenaldi bizitza beltza axola eta ez dira munduaren begietan zeuden ordezkari. Hori dugu bermea gure Lurreko bisita laburrean zehar sistema bat huts egin gurekin, behin eta berriz, puntua, gure maiteak eta elkarri beldur bihurtzen gara. ahal guztiak ezarri dugu gure begiak Jaunari eta bat bezala hurbilago pertsona hazten espero dut, Jainkoaren pertsona. Stay fedea eta lan gogorra ere indartsu, GAWVI eta Bidai Lee! Grace eta bakea!

    – @Tandalus

  8. Neal_SpencerErantzun

    Hey Trip,

    Nahi dut zuk mezu bat bidali. Gizon, iragan aste pare gogorra izan dira gehiegi Bud niretzat. polizia bat naiz eta benetan gogorra izan da nire herria gogoko batzuk ikusten (rapero, abeslari, lagun, etc.) polizia buruz hitz bidea dute. Hasieran haserretu nintzen, zapuztuta, eta prest nola ez dute ulertzen nola gogorra gure lana da buruz mundu argudiatzeko, nola beldurgarria da batzuetan izan daiteke buruz… burbuila batean bizi nintzela asmatu dut, Irakurri dut arazoari buruz gehiago delako, gehiago hitz egin nire lagunak I, irakurri y'all en estatus ditudan nola gelditu egin da polizia by gehiago, izan zure autoak miatu gehiago, abar, beraz… Aurkitu dut lortzean benetan subjektu osoan buruz lur jota neuk.

    Nire ibilgailu gelditu erara daukat. horiek gelditu nintzen oinarritutako gauzak oso literal on 80% denboraren (iraungi erregistroa, aseguru, etc.) hori delako nire “colorblind” Jende harremanetan jartzea modu. Ondoren bestea 20% denboraren da autoa zerbait oso susmagarriak eta nabarmenagoa dela uste polizia prestakuntza pentsatuko luke gabe norbait arraroa izan zen nuke misio bera nengoen tasked bada ez badu. Puntua egiteko saiatzen ari naiz nire onena egin inpartziala egoteko saiatu nintzen, beraz, ez dut auto bat tiraka baino gehiago itxura duelako “sketchy” edo pertsonaren gidatzeko itxura duelako “thug bat bezala”. Gauza da, Nahiko pozik nago nola izan dut nire lana egiten ditudan, eta goraipatzeko Jainkoa horretarako. non nago lur jota arren asmatu dut, oso txikia sentitzen dudala BIG ale honetan. Zenbat eta gehiago eztabaidatu dut, gehiago entzun nire Beltza eta Arabiar lagunak dizut esan zidan bere sketchy bilaketen istorioak eta ziurrenik arrazoi etab buruz. gehiago daki nola arazo hau lagundu behar izan nuen konturatu nintzen.

    Ezagutzen dut otoitz behar dut, eta izan dut polizia ona han euren onena saiatzen diren eta lan hau maite duten eskuineko arrazoi guztientzat asko ezagutzen dudalako… Baina niri ere giza harrotasuna nahi du arazo hau konpondu eta ez stand idle ahal izateko gai honen Amerikan zehar jarraitzen duen bitartean asmatu dut. gizon zaila da… Beraz,, Suposatzen dut ohar honen helburua da esateko, Zure mina Bud sentitzen dut. nire lagun asko mina izan diren sketchy polizia lan jasaten sentitzen dut. Eta zer esan nahi duen for / osatzen for, edozein egoera deseroso dituzun jarri dira bitartez gutako batek Barkatu nahi dut. Eta ohar hau bigarren zatia besterik otoitz eskaera bat da, to keep my head up and to find a way to better my community, my place of work for everyone. It gets frustrating when you see a problem and you don’t know how to fix it.

    Quick last point, I love the song man. It brought me to tears in the fourth verse where you gave a shout out to the good cops. Thanks for that man!

    With much love and respect,

    Neal

    • DanielleErantzun

      This touched my heart. Thank you for you transparent honestly. I salute you for being a God fearing loving man who chose to honor the oath you took to protect and serve. I pray you would be a light post in your profession and that your humility Honor and grace would shine on other Police officers that you may have the opportunity to share the good news with them. That through you more transformation discipleship and leadership would prevail. May God bless your hands feet and mouth to share this truth all the days of your life. Now you know your mission! #telltheworld #lovehard #overcome

    • Aj_cthingswell_FbAjHowardbentleyCaldwellErantzun

      Wow! the song it’s self was deep and very heartfelt but that note really hit a place. A few weeks back I was getting gas at a state pump that my job requires us to get gas at and I would see sheriffs getting gas as well and each one I would see I would subconsciously tense up not out fear of the person though because I didn’t know them to be scared of them but it was just be this uncomfortable feeling, hazi 90 polizia bat benetan haiei begiratu nuen heroiak bezala eta bidaia LEES bezalako esperientziak eta gaietako guztietatik abestia izan delako nire horietako entzunezko ari heroiak dira betiko aldatu. Ez da modu negatiboan ordea dudalako, soilik ikusi zer dute benetan egunaren amaieran daude eta.. gizaki bat.. Eta Jainkoari eskerrak hauek ikusteko me hori zuk ez delako normalean ikusten onartzen duela (ongi dut, ez dago inoiz ikusten lol) komiki liburuak zibilak heroiak otoitz. Eta hori gorabehera horietako out zer birthed zen… Nire tentsioa eta horiek beldurra egun txarra edo baita nire pertsonaren pertzepzioa beldurra egoera gas-bonba bat izatea hoody batekin erdian (even though it’s cold out), putting gas in an unmarked all white van (not knowing that I provide transportation for individuals with intellectual disabilities to work),came this compassion feeling bad for them because they might have the fear of me being that one person to falsely accuse and/or provoke them to act out of term out fear for their life and reputation. Its just a jacked up situation that is clearly a trick of the enemy to cause division and to keep us separated so the body of Christ won’t be on one accord Because he knows what can take place when that’s so. But little does he know that when he does that he creates 23 year old male prayer warriors who cling to nothing more or nothing less than the Lord Jesus Christ in these last and evil days. Neal I hope and pray that you just remain humble and that every situation you may enter no matter the atmosphere goes in your favor as a child of theMmost high God. Be bedeinkatu!

  9. kevinErantzun

    Hey trip.. it wouldn’t of been you cause God’s got his hand on you. I belive that everything happens for a reason. This is your opportunity to connect with more people then you will ever imagine. people are looking for answers they just need they guy to come along and spred the gospel through music, bible study or just sitting down and having a heart to heart over coffee. I guess what I’m trying to say as Andy Mineo putWe livin in a dark world how they gonna know if we don’t put his glory on display to let it show let there be light”.

  10. TemiErantzun

    Thanks for all your music. You and the whole 116 clique. God is truly using you guys to speak to me and the rest of the younger generation, but to the generations to come! I hope to someday, God willing, come out to help you out in those rough neighborhoods you described in one of your interviews.

  11. Quentin HollandErantzun

    Powerful song…. my heart is heavy right now being the father of 3 young African American males. They see that they have a chance to become the president of the United States but also realize they may not live to make it under certain circumstances
    It’s ok to hurt. The world is full of dirt….
    the water (Spirit) and the Son (Jesus) can allow something beautiful to grow….. my hope is in Him

  12. TjayErantzun

    Hands down spot on. This track clearly gets the point across. The situations are undeniably sad and my heart is heavy. I’m a white male but grew up around people of color. Even close family is of color. I grew up in one of the tougher neighborhoods in Providence, RI’s lower south side and am well aware of the injustice happening across the country. Toprotect and serveshould be on every officers mind whether green, blue, black or white. History only repeats itself if people don’t changeI hope this comes to an end and all these people that have been hurt in the process can find peace. #AllLivesMatter

  13. KenErantzun

    Bear with u my bro, jus readin your post had me in tears. Ima 25 Urte zahar mexikar eta gizona nire bihotzak hain burddened hori Mike deien marroi geroztik, Nire Popz polizia ikusten honelako gauza bat egiten nau kezkatzen baina nork estaltzen digu ezagutzen dut. Ondoren, gaur egun hau ikusten cryd bro jus dut eta otoitz egon jornalero planteatu sortu den uzta. da gure belaunaldiko bro letz mantentzeko beregan presionatzeko! Love u bro

  14. melddErantzun

    Hazten, sekula ikusi nuen ezer gertatuko dela uste me arrazakeria zela oraindik inguruan egingo luke. Jende guztiak maite dut eta nire herri osoa bera sentitu (edo, beraz, pentsatu nuen).
    orain, tragedia horiek guztiak ikusten dut&haserrea outbursts. Ez dut nire inguruan jendea ezagutzen jada. Nola hori guztia etorriko zuen pasatzeko? ziren honen iragan dugu pentsatu nuen..
    Oker nengoen.

  15. LenaErantzun

    Indartsu: lyrically eta musikalki. Ez dut etiketekin joan, bekatari guztiak gara eta erori Bere aintza laburra. Baina nago neska zuri bat. Askoz ere kolorea ez dela pentsatzea gustatzen zait litzaidake garrantzitsua-it da herrialde honetan, eta munduko toki batean. bekatari bezala: coulda izan da niretzat. Neska white pobre gisa: agian, baina seguruenik ez. Eta hori da, krudel eta triste.
    Abesti hau nola amaitzen maite zaitut: my hope is in Him. Bakearen eta onarpena ateratzen denean gure itxaropena, fede, eta maitasuna beregan da.

  16. MiguelperezErantzun

    Hau hain gauza ederra idatzi zuen eta, beraz, egiazkoa da eta eskertzen erantzun duzula zer zen zure bihotza pisua gai horiei buruz naiz eta nire begiak ireki da gehiago indarkeriaren gaiak AEB inguratzen duten. bertan ikusi egiteko edo Kontuan albiste garrantzitsu gisa asmoa. Eskerrik lee bidaia duzu.

  17. MacErantzun

    Tripp,

    Gizon, Zure hitzak irakurtzen dut gaur gauean. me hit dute gogor. Gurpil ziklo honek herrialde honetan da…jaded polizia gizon beltz gazte zuzendutako moldatzen dira profil bat delako…beltzak gizon gazte ari norakoak eta zutik eta hitz egitea berez nekatuta…

    Ikusten duzu, gure jaitsi izaera dakar joera gure esperientziak compartmentalize to. Norbaitek hozka bezala txakur haur bat bezala, normalean hazten canines guztiak aversion batekin…bai beldurra edo gorrotoa gisa. Hori hain zaila gainditzeko izan daiteke, sentimendu horiek baimendu dugulako…batzuetan sustatu eta horiek elikatzeko rationalizations Petty dituzten.

    Tripp, ni zuria. Nire kalifikazioa 4. mailako arte, Hazi nintzen haurrekin white gutxi txiki bat bezala Illinois hegoaldeko auzo nagusiki beltz batean. Nire lagun guztiak beltzak ziren. Ondoren, mugitu Tennessee dugu. nagusia bulegoan I bidaliko got urte horretan hiru aldiz norbaitekin borrokan nor jaitsi du “N-hitza”…4. mailako…Haurrek dagoeneko irakatsi zion sailkatzeko eta begiratu behera beste batzuetan….azalaren kolorea delako. hitza That haserretu me…puntua dizut zulatu luke ahoan esaten for. oraindik infuriates me…Besterik ez dut otoitz ordez zulatu orain.

    Gizon, kolore eta azala gerizpean guztietan familiakoek daukat….eta, Ba al dakizu zer? Harro nago. Nire familia zuhaitza da, zehazki zer egiten America handia. Nire familia American arragoa DA. Nire familia harrigarria da eta nik horiek guztiak maite.

    Duela pare urte A, gaizto dibortzio baten bidez eta nire ergelkeria bidez joan nintzen, azkenean, denbora pixka bat taberna atzean gastatzea eta orain delitu erregistro bat eduki. Ikusi dut lehen eskuko polizia txarra efektua. orain, edonoiz patruila auto bat nire atzean lortzen edo polizia bat me iraganeko ibiltzen, naiz pentsatzen dut, “Zer dira botako do oraingoan? What are they gonna pull out to give them a reason to confront me. Because once they know you’re in the systemyou’re a criminal for life.And then I have to repent for being narrow minded and bigoted. They say one bad apple ruins the bunch, but God didn’t make us in the image of applesHe made us in His image. That’s got to count for something, eskubidea?

    zintzotasunez, bro…after reading your words and meditating on them and looking back on my life….that could’ve been me, gehiegi.

    I don’t say that lightly or to take away from the gravity of your words. It’s just the opposite. There is a problem, but the black and white issue is not a black & white issue. Every person is different and draws on their own life experiences to rationalize their own perception of this fallen world we live in. The problem is sin. We are all guilty of it. I thank God there are men out there right now that are obedient to His Word and are trying to help heal. I’ve got you and so many others in my prayers tonight. Much love.
    ~Mac

  18. MacErantzun

    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
    James 3:17-18

  19. Stephlandry09Erantzun

    Even though I can’t relate to this at all since I’m a young white woman, this brought tears to my eyes. My heart has been heavy through out the whole ferguson trial. Thanks for speaking on this and sharing your experiences.

  20. AaronCrimErantzun

    Eskerrik Bidaia duzu, I found this to be helpful. I myself am a white Christian from Wv, I’ve struggled over what to make of these events. Not really sure what to think, (as they really haven’t affected me directly) I have however been so heartbroken to see so many of my brothers and sisters hurting and divided. Heartbroken to see so many of my countrymen hurting. Thanks again tho this has helped me understand a little more and will help me to know how to better pray for unity and peace. God Bless

  21. jeanine pinkneyErantzun

    Thank you so much for this song. My brother sent me the link and im truly thankful this morning for this blessing. I to am a victim, I lost my son Rashad Pinkney December 21,2013. To senseless gun violence. It’s a shame how we takes our own lives. Black on Black crime is a normal way of life in our community. So many of our young men have time value for life. I hurt always because my joy has been taken, I hurt because there’s no accountability, I hurt because I don’t understand, I just hurt!!! But I still live for and love my God!!!

  22. TerryMillerErantzun

    You know, Bidaia, I can’t say anything one way or the other about the whole depth of the issue. I’m a white man. I don’t see racism as a black man does. I haven’t lived through it. Baina, what I do know is, this song is a hit. Capable of being a big hit, I think, if promoted through the proper channels. Dena, ya’ll seem pretty on point with that, so just take the compliment, dude. Ez, I don’t think someone should capitalize on a sad situation. Baina, if you believe it’s what you’ve known and seen, then run with it. It’s real life stuff you’re talking about here. All of you Reach artists should release a collective album or compilation. Maybe even an e.p. Bring awareness productively without all the negativity that secular artists might bring to the table. Dena, great job here!

  23. Jacqueline lugoErantzun

    My heart breaks for the ways of this world. Too much injustice! Nire bihotz heavy da. I’m waiting on the day when the Lord comes to claim His people. Noiz ez da gehiago mina ez izango da. Ez hilketak gehiago. Malko gehiagorik ez. Nire bihotz bat maite tragiko eta bortitzak modu hauetan bat galdu du familia bakoitzari jokoz kanpo. Eskerrik bidaia zure hitzak eta zure bihotz duzu

  24. MelodyErantzun

    Garai honi buruz idatzi Eskerrik asko. ikuspuntu bat da, ez dut askotan entzuten eta benetan ez dute izan behar duela gutxi arte kontuan.

  25. MikeErantzun

    puntua @alasdair zuen egiten ari da, bertan off kolpe esan zuen bezala besterik abestia ere saiatzen ari zaren, zuri polizia duten eta egiten duten ez dute balio gizon beltz hipotesi. Zuri-izatea eta nire familia alde bat hori da kalterik bizi, eta beste aldean partzialki afroamerikarra da, Esango dut zer Bidaia esan egia da. Dillon Taylor kasuan, bertan Aitortu behar dut aldiz bat zerbait entzun dut hau gertatzen bezalakoa da, gauza bera izan daiteke. Bidaia ez dagoela oraindik arrazakeria eta kalterik herrialde honetan arazo bat adieraziz dago, eta ondorioz da bekatu. Arazo horrek ez du besterik joateko modu bat, baina abesti hau bere kabuz esku premiazko arazo buruz hitz egiten da oraintxe, bertan gizon beltz gaztearen epidemia nor bidegabe tratatzen dira moldatzen dira estereotipo bat dagoelako. Zer nahi duzu uste izango duzu, baina arazoa ikusten dugu, eta izango da aurka stand dugu, eta minik dutenek minik.

  26. LeanErantzun

    Uste dut bere unsafe eta arriskutsua emakumezkoak zuri bat, eta ez gizon beltz bat izatea. Ni ez naiz arrazista, baina hori nire aurka konprometitua ziren krimenak gehienak, nire familia, eta nire lagunak, gizonezko beltzak ziren. Egia ez zen nahi dut baina ez da.

  27. ThebiggerpictureErantzun

    Zergatik atxiloketa erresistentzian zuen? behar ez hil zen, baina ez dute erresistentzian zuen ofizialak bai. Ez, Ezin izan da egon dira dituzula legea tarteko badira. Zer ofizialak egin behar desberdinean? Demagun jendeak legea hautsi, eutsi atxiloketa eta bakarrik bere egunean buruz joan? Noiz amaituko? Dute azken estatistikak ikusi duzu? Hiru aldiz gehiago WHITES dira hiltzen, polizia BLACKS baino. HIRU ALDIZ. Dezagun hondoratzea. Ez dut uste beltzen norakoak ari dira. rioting uste dut, lapurretak eta gauza behera erretzen dira haur zuriak arrazista egingo (Ka dena ikusten dira telebistan, eta beltzen guztiak egin duela uste joan) eta haurrak black dira ok dela horrelako jardun uste dela uste dut. Ez eman polizia arrazoi bat “profila.” Gelditu auzo beltz hiri guztietako piezak arriskutsuena egiteko. Denek (kolore guztiak) dira legearen gainetik dute eta ez da ezer gertatuko da apurtzen dute pentsatzen gelditu behar. (Abesti ona, nahiz eta… trebetasunak duzu)

  28. MichellHErantzun

    Bidaia, hau modu arazoa konpondu da, hizketan, expressing feelings, opening up and PRAYING! not hating…Eskerrik asko!
    I am a middle aged white woman. I have a very different perspective. I was also harassed as a young white female (constant sexual harassment) , and have suffered discrimination in other ways. For instance being passed up for jobs because of being overweight even though I was most qualified. Baina, I never let it get me down because the only one I have to impress is GOD, and that is what I try to teach the younger kids I am around. We are all faced with discrimination, ALL of us, in some way or another. But what young black men face endangers their lives, I think that is the point many are trying to get across.

  29. TwicebornErantzun

    Minutes before I saw your tweet I posted on FB
    Sometimes I scroll my TL & really have to pray.
    I don’t fault the unchurched but some Christians are so Inconsiderately Nonempathic #ButGod
    You’re right Brother Trip.. Its sad and I’m grieved..
    I dont want to debate or argue.. I’m just praying for peace and justice man.. #CrazyWorld

  30. JRErantzun

    Bidaia, I’m so sorry for your personal pain and also for the larger pain that the entire African American/Black community must be feeling in light of the sickening outcome yesterday.

    As a white Christian, I would also like to join you in the call to justice for minorities such as yourselves. And I would also say that as I watched that video of Eric Garner being killed months ago, for just those few minutes, I could place myself in his shoes and feel the injustice.

    As a Christian who labors in areas of increasing religious hostility, I think it’s important for all of us to understand that if our group also becomes a target for lawless police officers, we will find ourselves in a similar role, gehiegi. Which is just another reason why we MUST press for justice.

    We must press for equal and fair treatment for allfor human dignity. We must not accept the status quo. First and foremost for our brothers and sisters in the African American/Black community, but also for our society as a whole. We cannot survive in a land of tyranny. May we all learn many lessons from the tragedy of Eric Garner’s homicide. Eskerrik asko.

  31. BenErantzun

    The thing that I love most about this song is that it forces me to feel the issue in a way that mere words did not. Thank you so much for honestly exposing the sin in my heart as well as the redemption of a great Savior.

    Praying with my hand over my mouth.

  32. PamelaErantzun

    Thank you for your words, Bidaia. I admire you as a man, a citizen, and a Believer. Your words have always touched my soul and made me think. Prayers to all of us. Much love.

  33. RyanHErantzun

    Is the stereotype true? Would there be a stereotype if there was nothing to support the stereotyping? We all know the lyrics of most rap songs these days. Its straight from hell, and causes those who listen to live like hell. If you see a culture of people listening to songs about cop killing, drug dealing, murder, stealing, being violent, being disrespectful, its easy to understand that they might have a higher tendency to commit those crimes they are listening to. Is there statistical evidence to support such claims? Bai. Can everyone witness lewd behavior from this satanic rap culture in every city? Bai. Is the majority of people in this culture black? Bai. Thats the reason for the stereotypeAre they only black? Ez, but every skin color, but predominately black. So its a cultural issue here and NOT A race issue, and it just so happens that the culture we are talking about is prominently black. Do you really expect people to not stereotype, when the reality of the matter is that in a lot of cases (no not all) its right? Tell that to the marine in Afghanistan who sees what looks like the same guy who killed his best bud the week before. You tell him to stop stereotyping. Its not racism, its the enemy of our God who has wrecked havoc upon this generation of blacks through hip-hop and media. FIGHT BACK SAINTS.

      • RyanHErantzun

        We need to acknowledge that there is a problem here. We need to acknowledge that this hip-hop culture (when I say that, I mean secular rap that is all about living vile) has ravaged our communities. We need to stop blamingracismas the cause of these tragic incidences. The truth is that a large portion of the black community has been influenced negatively by music. Its not only the black community, its the whole world, but because most of these rappers are black, blacks easily identify themselves with them.

        As christians WE need to be the ones influencing the world around us, for the sake of the world. The world must see the hope of glory in us. This is the only way we will make a difference in this world swayed by the evil one.

        Props to you Trip Lee for influencing the black community and many others in a way that leads to true life. May we never lose this love for the world that compels us to lay down our lives for their sake.

  34. Just another white girlErantzun

    Beautiful emotions, eder…I like it! Preach it and remember freedom to speak and such, love your beats, love all 116 click music, feel the pain for ya’ll, yep I do. Never experienced life like you, being in poverty yeah, persecuted as a Christian yea, segregated in a rich school yea, attacked as a white in an all black neighborhood n robbed with a loaded gun yea, attacked on city buses by blacks yea, experience PTSD from this aggression yea, alcoholism took my childhood, abuse took my innocence and smokin weed with my parents was our quality time yea, defending my mom-calling 911! Moms nose broke, dad put on the choke, five yr old girl screaming STOP! Blood throughout, Devils on ground, I’m a big girl now. Pulled me out, yes He did! From the muck and the mire! From the sex, drogak, heriotza, deception, failure, He saved me, for something better. We all feel pain, let’s fight for one thang! We all have a testimony, whether it’s rascism sarcasm sexism(crae),alcoholism, addiction, affliction, traumatic contradictions, but preach the TRUTH and LOVE brother in Christ! What can we do? Do what you do! Love me love you! Both ways, Christians rise up! Love love love in The Lord!

  35. BillErantzun

    Trip brother, I met you at Cedarville a couple weeks ago, and have always loved and promoted your music. Your talk on preaching was great! But I hope you will consider the other side of the coin. When you say that ‘It coulda been you’you need to understand in the same way that it could have been me, and I’m an old white man preacher. Walking down the streets of big cities or rural towns, we all can be victims of prejudice and hatredsimply because of the color of our skinno matter our character or what we are doing at the time. It’s a dark reality of the fall and sin.
    But on the other hand….it ‘would nothave been you who was arrested and killed on the streets’, because you would have responded to the officer as a Christian, and as a man who respects and obeys the authorities that God has ordained, as the apostle Paul did. If you examine the circumstances of each of these men you mentioned, it is obvious that they made a choice to resist, disobey, fight or attack the LEO who was doing their job that they are charged with doing faithfully. And while the officer may have been guilty of bias, prejudice or hatred, if the victim had cooperated with the law, they would still be alive and able to pursue any injustice against them in court. All of us are subject to injustice….and how we respond to it….often determines the outcome….as it did in each of these tragic cases.
    Thank you for considering this, and please feel free to correct me if I have it wrong, or if my advice is unbiblical or contrary to the teachings of Jesus Himself. God bless you my brother, and let’s work together for healing….not dividing.

  36. StephanieErantzun

    Life is so precious. It saddens me to see how the lives of the people in our community is not held in the same regard as other races. No one deserves to be gunned down or choked to death. Rest assure those who think this type of behavior will be overlooked by God you are sadly mistaken. If man will not stand for the what is right he will have to answer to the Most High. Bidaia Lee….your pain/our pain is real without a doubt. And the Lord will hear us and respond according. We just have to stand firm in Him, and be obedient to do what He says. I pray that as a people we will come together in Jesus Name in wisdom, power and strength for positive change.

  37. JacobErantzun

    Bidaia,
    You’ve been an inspiration to me since I’ve first listened to you. And while I generally love your songs, this one made me more sad than anything, and not just because of the tragedies of death that have occurred. It’s unbelievable to turn on the tv or read the news and see everything that we can do wrong in this world. I don’t know anything about those specifically mentioned cases aside from what the media tells me, though I must say I have certain opinions on each one. What is most painful to me is the the fact that no one is noticing the movement of motives from seeking the truth and establishing justice, to turning on and alienating others, more specifically white skinned people and cops. The way I see it, the only thing promoting racism are those who stand on a platform first giving their race and their offense. At first, I was going to post a bunch of links to stories I’ve recently read about horrible murders that have taken place recently of white skinned people by the hands of black skinned people, not because I wanted to say black skinned people are awful or less than white skinned people, but to say that everyone here is suffering and all are victims. How many white skinned people have you asked about sketchy run ins with cops? I guarantee you they’ve had them, cops make mistakes. Im not trying to take a side here, my point is that the only ones keeping racism alive are NOT those who supposedly act out of hate against those of another race, it’s one act of self-motivated hate, justice belongs to the Lord. But when a whole community or group continue to believe that their skins makes them any different from others. Those who believe their skins allows them to act or behave in control of others or gives them special permission to be offended. The race isn’t the crime. And our skin isn’t who we are, whether we grew up in Africa or Mexico, our skin pigment isn’t our culture or legacy. I don’t want to know you as Trip Lee the black man, and I don’t want to be known as Jacob the black man, or Jacob the white man. I’m Jacob, you’re Trip. We only advance this growing divide by acknowledging that it’s even there. But there is no divide. All brothers. All sisters. All sons and daughters of the Lord. I’m sorry you’re hurting man, thanks for all you’ve inspired in my life!

  38. BurtonErantzun

    Nothing but truth brother, even though I’m white, I want to get into the coffin with ya’ll, and be grieved when you grieve. I’ve been following you for a long time and this track is definately one of my favorites! Love what you’re doing for us through the Lord Trip, keep it up.

  39. ShelbyErantzun

    hey trip, thanks for sharing your heart. While I am not a young black man, and I might not truly ever understand, I am trying to hurt with you. Thanks for bringing up the point that the bad police officers and make it harder for the 90% of good officers and I love your point that we are all worth the same in God’s image and that’s where our hope should be. Grace and Peace Brother.

  40. TBrantErantzun

    I feel you on the lyrics man. I’m sorry that this has happened to you in the past and I am hurting with you as with all those who have been afflicted with this violence. Living love and walking with others, meaning to hurt with them and weep with them, is what we are called to do with those in suffering. I ask for prayer as I am currently struggling with things on a personal level but I’ll also keep you and people involved in this in prayer as well. Love you bro. May never meet you but I love you.

  41. AndrewErantzun

    I don’t understand this #couldabeenme. Trip I have been a fan for quite some time to not just you but other Christian rappers that have now spoken out about what happened in Ferguson, however I have become frustrated recently with the outcry over Ferguson.

    I am going to be upfront I am a 25 year old white male. I don’t understand what it is like to be a minority in the united states. I don’t feel like I have ever been pulled over because of my race. I have never been patted down because of my race. I have never been held back because of my race. These are things that I cant say I understand.

    While we are talking about things I cant understand lets talk about the #couldabeenme tag. REALLY?!? It could have been you?!? You would stolen cigars from a convenient store and then not listened to a cop? You would resist arrest? You would have hit or physically harmed an officer in uniform?!?

    Please tell me why you would do those things!

    You see while I understand that I will never know what it is like to be a minority in the US I have lived overseas. I lived in Europe for 8 urte. While spending time in Europe I found out that every country has a different culture. one of the things my family found that was very interesting was whenever we meet a black person in Europe they were from the UK. Everyone of them spoke proper English and were very polite and well dressed. None of them wore their pants around their knees.

    You see there was a different culture there where it was unacceptable for they youth to act like thugs. Here in the US there are pockets of culture where it is normal, even exalted to act like a thug. Why is this the case???

    What does all this have to do with Ferguson?? Well everyone is calling this Michael Brown kid a good kid. I mean he is going to college! Well since when is going to college equal being a good kid? Lets look at the facts he wasn’t a good kid. He was a thief and a trouble maker. In the end he didn’t listen to authority and this eventually lead to his death.

    What I don’t understand Trip is that for this to happen, for tocouldabeenmeyou would have had to do these things too. You would have had to steal from a store and then fought the cop that stopped you afterwards.

    Azkenean, what happened is sad! However it could not have been you. It could not have been me. That is not because I am a 25 year old male. It is because I would not steal and I would not fight a cop. Those are the issues here. Not race.

  42. MichaelErantzun

    Grace, peace, love and mercy from our God and Daddy

    Lehen, I’d like to praise the Lord for your salvation and servant hood brother. You represent the Father well. I’m blessed to say that you’re the first artist that God used to significantly impact my walk early in my salvation. Got saved in December of 2006 and I was so deeply embedded in the Hip Hop/Urban culture that it was hard to transition just listening to contemporary worship, “I Love Music”. Appreciate your interview and advice regarding cultural awareness as it pertains to biblical worship and how it varies.

    May the Lord bless you and increase the fruits of you labor!

    Pastor Bill, grace and peace to you as wellthough I agree fully regarding resisting arrest I strongly believe that there are standards that should be upheld and enforced for improper procedures/actions.

  43. MichaelErantzun

    Totally forgot to reflect on song. My beloved brother I believe this song encompassed what true hip hop is and what it was designed to be

    #CouldaBeenMe
    #Truthmusic
    #Rise
    #Lotsarik Gabe

  44. ZanderErantzun

    Me personally I do not agree with this song. It shows the racism that is truly in america. Everyone complains that the whites are racist just because they did there job. If it was a black man who shot the kid (whom reached for the officers gun) shot him nothing would of been said whatsoever. Just my opinion and bring on the hate :)

  45. whitneyErantzun

    This is exactly how I feel! This is a beautiful and pure expression. Praying with and for you bro! I love you and appreciate all of your ministry.

  46. BenErantzun

    Trip just wanted to let you know I am hurting for you and feel burdened to be part of the solution. I am a youth director at a suburban church with mostly white kids, I spent my Wednesday night study with them last night diving into Gods word helping them understand why there is hurt on both sides, how as believers we are to let love cover all and let the light of Christ shine, how we are to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Then spent tonight @ a event called Faith Rx which you may be familiar with, giving that same message to adults. I know the road to healing is long for all involved and will only be made real when we focus our eyes on the King and live like Christ. I am so sorry for the pain on both sides and want you to know I have been and will continue to pray for heart change among those with blind eyes. Keep your head up, God is faithful and good, and you continue to do what God has blessed you with, you ARE making a difference.

  47. OsakpoloErantzun

    Thank you so much for this song because this thought has also been going through my mind. Gisa 21 year old black male in Boston I appreciate that I can look up to christian men like you.

    Eskerrik asko berriro.

  48. angeliqueErantzun

    Could’ve been one of my 4 sons! Eskerrik Bidaia duzu. I pray that people will stop trying to win an argument and really hear the heart of our men.

  49. GageGuestErantzun

    teip lee my heart saddens also after watching the latest video of the man gettin chocked to death.

    I wrongfully judged you guys on speaking up. I looked at it out of a religious persons view instead of a commandment to love one another. I am sorry to the brothers in Jesus I have judged wrongfully.

    I know that I am not perfect and I need Gods love everyday. He has been graceful to me. He spared my life today from a terrible anxiety attack. I thought I was going to die but he did not allow it.

    I’m going to separate myself from all my social media (delete them) to become closer and walk with Jesus in Spirit and in Truth!

    If you ever want to talk or have any advise my number is 580-509-5059

  50. Mauricio arriagaErantzun

    Can you pray for me bro I would really appreciate it I feel Iike I need more of god because I don’t have enough of him I’m a 13 year old boy from Kerman California and you guys are my role model I’m a christian but I keep on going back with sin and I’m tired of running into sin I want to change my life I want to be a new creation can you pray that god does work on me so I could be a better christian <3 it coulda been me who got shot we never know when we gonna die we never know when god is gonna call our name and say its time for you to go that's why we should always be ready we need to say every night and every time you go out god if I don't want up or I don't come back home pleaz accept me into your throne of glory and eternal life <3

  51. Denzel Patricks Ny Jr.Erantzun

    I haven’t listened to the song but the lyrics just says it all and I know it’s a good song cause that’s what you do best. God bless you more
    #IPrayForYou
    #LongLiveBlacks
    #We’reAllTheSame

  52. NicholasTracyErantzun

    At first, when I saw these posts, I didn’t get it. I pretty much just thought it was annoying, and I’m not too proud of that now. After listening to this song and Derek Minor’s recent release, I was reminded that grace is a big part of this, and the part I was missing most. I didn’t take the time to think about it from different perspectives. As a middle-class white guy attending a university, I had a difficult time understanding that we are looked at differently by others, you and I. Hala ere, once I took the time to do so, my eyes were opened to a different place than the place I’ve been in my whole life. I want to sincerely apologize for not taking that time to see things from your perspective, and I want to encourage everyone to approach all of this with grace in mind. It is key. I thank you for posting this song, Derek Minor for releasing his, and all of the 11Six crew who have spoken about this issue and shared their wisdom.

  53. KentrelErantzun

    Trip Lee much love on this song man no lie. We needed this type of song to pull our heads out of the gutter, and see what God wants us to do. I’m on my mission to do a song just like this man. May God help us all at this hard time.

  54. EdwardErantzun

    I am a pastor of a church in a small town in Arkansas and I don’t get stopped by the police for no apparent reason……..ANYMORE. That has not always been the case. My brother and I were stopped and told to get out of the car at gunpoint and all we did was drive into a town in northern Wisconsin. We were 19 edo 20 urte. Five years earlier we were walking home and a police car slowly trailed us for three blocks or so before stopping us. They said we looked like some suspects in a robbery.

    I said it doesn’t happen anymore fully believing that it still can and that things can quickly go terribly wrong.

    I was introduced to Christian Hip Hop through KAA and I listen to the words in your songs all of the time. “Rise” is cold, cold, cold.

    Your words speak truth about Christ boldly and 116.

    I appreciate this bold statement which looks at the big picture and does not separate and focus on one incident.

    When you said every black man you know has experienced thisI am one of them.

    Reach out to me anytime.
    Keep preaching brother.

  55. OtiatoMargyErantzun

    What a friend we have in Jesus; ALL our sins and griefs to bear, all because we do no carry EVERYTHING to God in prayer.. It’s tough BUT God is able to intercept if we render our helplessness entirely to His grace that is more than sufficient. We can ask many questions, question our identity etc., yet miss all the answers God has already provided in His Word if only we search the scriptures. If we have ever needed God, it’s NOW that faith is, as we realize the systems we trust to protect us fail. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in time of needOur hope is in the Lord God of the Bible through Jesus our Lord and Saviour and prince of peace, it’s for these reasons He took our place to die so we are accepted in the beloved and to be set free regardless of our diversity. We need not wait for another incident inevitably at this rate, let’s return to God, our first love. We left Him but He never left us. He is waiting, to heal our wounds and to dress us in royalty so we are dignified as His children not disgraced as slaves who have no rights. God is our father, we belong to Him, He is a responsible Dad we need Him! He has all we need including human rights!

  56. Sammychris68@gmail.comErantzun

    Its not only in american, it happens everywhere around the worldI witness where a brother burnt his fellow brother alife by petrol because he is a christian while he is a muslim, where 3 innocent student where set ablaze for crime they commit not in portharcourt Nigeria, where suicide bombing takes place, where soldiers killed a whole citizen in a community for a political reason, Nigeria is one of the country that strange things which are to happen in the bibble happens. We need ur prayers all over the worldLiving with muslims is not easy.

  57. MargureteMensaErantzun

    Whatev. Here’s a suggestion: quitcherb*tchin, grow up and contribute something positive to society besides your self centered feelings. They’re way over rated.

  58. MarchaunaErantzun

    Had the privilege of hearing you at WinterJam in Spokane, Washington and was very blessed by your music. Checked out your website today and saw your post about Ferguson. Eskerrik asko partekatzea. God has only recently opened my eyes to the reality of racism and discrimination in the US and in the Church. He has broken my heart, and I am trying to learn as much as I can so I can have a biblical, God-honoring attitude. Your post touched me deeply and gives me something to share with brothers and sisters whose hearts and eyes have not been opened yet. Praying for a Rev 7 Church and for Holy Spirit to bring conviction to His people inthe West”. Please don’t grow weary or give up yetthe Body of Christ needs your message, vision, and passion.

  59. LErantzun

    Bidaia, thank you so much. Thank you for loving others when they’ve hated you. Thank you for receiving Christ’s heart for his churcha unified oneand walking like Him, when it’s hard and when it’s easy. I honor you and your family and the depths you’ve gone to love Jesus well. Eskerrik asko.

  60. KathleenErantzun

    I just stumbled across this and wanna say that your response is authentic, from the heart and conscious. I witness your hurt and feel the heaviness with you. I can relate to much of it due to my gender. Let’s envision the day when we access people based on what’s inside and look for the beauty that is there.

  61. MargureteErantzun

    ok, so I see how this goes. Lehen, I guess all the posted comments have to be in favor of your sad sappy cry baby song or they don’t get posted. Then it appears not you or one of your (positive) commenters gets the irony on the fact that literally thousands of human beings perish daily around the world from person on person violence yet one over weight, asthmatic black man dies while resisting arrest, it happens to get caught on camera and now we have sainted him, played the race card, decried all police nationwide as overly forceful and called for a national uprising. Just one question: if this individual had worked just as hard to make a living for himself and his family in a legal, lawful otherwise customary fashion instead of illicit unlawful activity might he still be alive today? At least we would be spared your sappy self pity.

  62. WhiteVictimErantzun

    I am a white man who works with youth from various races and backgrounds. At the moment, 80% of the group is black and your song offends me. I have purchased many copies of your CD’s to give out to the group but no more. The flip side of your songIt could have been meis that you are really saying, “It could have been YOU” (white man) who could have done this to me (black man). You are WHITEwashing the real issue at heart and that is SIN. As a Christian artist you should know better but you are doing what others are doing: you are capitalizing on the deaths of others to sell your music and make money. You are know different from Al Sharpton. Please read the story of the rape & killing of the white couple Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23 at the hands of people who happened to be black. This story never made the headlines because the horrific deaths of whites do not sell papers or rap songs. It could have been you but it definitely happened to them. Beraz,, why don’t you sing about that. Hopefully, you will allow this to be posted and remain posted.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/horror-of-christiannewsom-killings-in-focus

  63. TomErantzun

    Wow. It must be miserable being a victim your whole life. Misery certainly loves company, nahiz eta.

    Your song almost made me feel sorry for myself too considering every hurtful thing ever done to me. What’s the difference between you and me? I choose to learn from the past, and move on. Maybe I was in the wrong. Maybe I was wronged. Who cares.

    I’m stronger than that.

    p.s. I’m a white male, and I too have had confrontations with law enforcement as a teen never once being charged. I thank God for every one of those situations and how I learned from them.

  64. ThomasErantzun

    Trip Lee is so light-skinned, he can pass as white. His wife and kids are also white looking. How can he claim to really be black or have the same experience as black people.

    Yes I’m white and even I know that life is harder for blacks with dark skin.

    Come Lord Jesus!

  65. LoriErantzun

    Today, since the killing of the two NYPD officers, I finally thought that I would search the video of Eric Garner_I watched it, I could only handle watching it once; I am absolutely in dis-believe!! The tears are flowing….how fucking dare the cops, how dar them !! I am SO SORRY for Eric’s family, and friends. I understand that he was actually a great man, a beautiful, giving soul. RIP Eric Garner.

    I am a White female, in my early 50’s, I’ve never lived in the cities like where Eric did. I am privileged by any means; I work hard, have struggles making end meet; I have been wrong in the work place; actually bullied, fired, on more than one occasion; I have no rights, no one cares, the EEOC, is a crock of ….! Nire bizitza osoan zehar, I have had a run in or two with a cocky police officer; baina, I have also had experiences with many good police officers. There is NO EXCUSE good enough for the actions taken against ERIC; he was SO violated, and basically killed at the hands of a cocky police officer. I can’t understand the failure in our judicial system; I just shake my head, I don’t know what to do; while watching the news, and listening to the stories_it repulses me! My parents raised me to not see color(s)… we are all one; we do all come from different walks of life; many of us have struggles, many struggles throughout life; but the same blood flows through our veins. Nahiz, I’ve never been on thewrong side of the law;” my brother has, he to is White, did some time in prison(10yrs) for some petty crimes that were blown completely out of proportion; he has been out for about 15yrs now; he had to where an ankle bracelet for awhile(2yrs,) so that was a reason for the local cops to get to know him well, and hassle him, constantly, at that time. It’s been 15yrs, with NO issues, and he still gets hassled to this day, it is pathetic; he is still paying for the crime, although he has well completed his time. It is not just a Black problem, it is all of our problem. There is so much wrong with everything today, and basically, we really don’t have rightsbecause if we don’t do it the right way then we are wrong, and punished in some way or another. Nahiz, there are many bad people in this world, one’s that have little regard for the life of another person, thieves, thugs of all colors; we need police officers to help fight crime; they do risk there lives many days; but their control, their level of force, the lack of listening to people, their sense of cockiness; it is most always the case of you are guilty, until proven innocent, and people all over this nation are being treated like they are less than that of the police officer(“law official.”) IT MUST STOP! Ourgreatnation, is not really so great at this timestarting with the government, trickling down to the local police.

    Back to Eric, berriro, I am so sorry, and sad for his family and friends. I very misfortunate eventI hope that through perseverance his family will get some justice, of course it could never replace Eric.

    May peace be with you all.

  66. AJErantzun

    I don’t even know where to start. That’s exactly how I feel and I’m not even American but being black, knowing that people are being oppressed and then even murdered by authority is just heart wrenching, and then to know that the same authority is getting away with such makes it so hard to believe in any justice system, benetan. I sympathise with the families involved and affected, both from the victims or perpetrators side.

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