Coulda Izahay Me Lyrics

Produced by: Gawvi
Additional Vocals amin'ny: J. Paul
sary avy: Alex Medina
Samy hafa ary nahay ny: Jacob “Biz” Morris

Verse 1:
Aza tsy misy olona te-hihaino ny fanaintainana
Izany no fomba nahatsapa aho rehefa flipping aho amin'ny alalan'ny fanehoan-kevitra ireo amin'ny twitter, rehetra tsapako dia orana
Izy ireo milaza ahy handresy izany antitra
Izany zavatra tsy misy intsony
Fa izay tsy dikany lehibe rehefa mijery ireo eny an-dalambe
Noho izany, tena rehefa mahatsapa toy izany coulda nisy ahy

hook:
Ny olona dia afaka milaza aminareo aho ny fomba mahatsiaro aho amin'izao fotoana izao
Ah dia te-mahalala mahatsiaro aho amin'izao fotoana izao
Tsapako tahaka izany coulda nisy ahy
Tsapako tahaka izany coulda nisy ahy
Isika rehetra natao araka ny endrik'Andriamanitra fantatrao
Ny fiainantsika rehetra-danja, ny fahitana dia Nopotehina
Mahatsapa alahelo antony isika teto anatrehan'i
Iza no manan-tsiny aho, tsy fantatro
Fa coulda nisy ahy
Tsapako tahaka izany coulda nisy ahy

Verse 2:
Ary izaho tsy nahalala Mike Brown
I tsy fantatro Trayvon
Ary izaho tsy nahalala Sean Bell
Fa Izaho no mahalala izy ireo lasa
I tsy fantatro Oscar Grant na Tamir Rice
Ary izaho tsy nahalala Eric Garner
Fa Izaho no mahalala izy ireo ny fiainana
Moa sarobidy noho izy ireo nanao hoe: ny fahitalavitra efijery
Halako Nahazo lisitra lava, finna mahita ahy ianao niantsoantso mafy
Cause tsapako toy ny tsy mahita isika mpanjaka
Natao mba hitondra tahaka Azy, dia mihevitra fa sahirana fiends
Satria tsy teo Aho, rehefa nitifitra ny olona
Tsy afaka mamaha toe-javatra, Tsy milaza fa afaka
Fa fantatro ainy ho tanora lehilahy mainty hoditra
Angamba tsy ho very saina ny sasany tsy azoko
Fa angamba ianao nety
Raha nijery ny fiainako ary teo amin'ilay nitsanganako
Ampiasao ny masoko mba hijery ireo eny an-dalambe
Loatra tena rehefa mahatsapa toy izany coulda nisy ahy

hook:
Ny olona dia afaka milaza aminareo aho ny fomba mahatsiaro aho amin'izao fotoana izao
Ah dia te-mahalala mahatsiaro aho amin'izao fotoana izao
Tsapako tahaka izany coulda nisy ahy
Tsapako tahaka izany coulda nisy ahy

Verse 3:
Alao sary ahy ho toy ny zatovo
Maka avy ao amin'ny fivarotana zava-pisotro aho, rehefa nahita
Ny cashier mijery ahy, dia kiakiaka
Dia manondro eo amin'ny valahana, ary milaza ahy aho nahita
Fa haingainareo ambony, I Tsy fantany fa Izaho dia ny hoe mampatahotra
Ary tsy fantany fa Izaho afaka hitifitra anareo amin'ny BlackBerry
Very hafahafa, that he saw me as a thug
Rehefa tsy nahazo aho ny raharaha, tsy nangalatra na nividy zava-mahadomelina
Na ahoana bout ny fotoana izay aho, nanidina ny fampisehoana
Feno fifaliana, finna Rap ho efitrano feno ry namana
Any ivelany dia mahita fa misy basy ao ny tavako
Rojo vy ny tanako, nipaipaika teo amin'ny andilany
Tena mitovy Ol, ihany Ol
I mifanaraka ny famaritana ny mpanao heloka bevava izay fantany
Nasehony ahy izy ireo sary, eo moa
Mananihany ahy ve ianao? Tsy mijery ny toy
Well the cops thought we did if you looking right
Mainty rehetra ny olona fantatro
Azoko tantara toy ny, mijinja izay tsy nafafiko
Raha mihevitra ianao hoe jiolahim-boto avy amin'ny Hanketo
Manao izay tsy zava-dehibe raha toa ka teo amin'ny fehikibony amin'ny paompy
Jereo Tsy fantatro raha nisy Mike Brown ny tanany ny
Fa manoratra aho nanao hoe: homie I'ma mitsangana
Ary milaza aminareo I'ma Tsapako ao amin'ireo no mijery eny an-dalambe
Ka ataovy hoe fa tena rehefa mahatsapa toy izany coulda nisy ahy

hook

Verse 4:
Lanitra mahatsiaro grey, maso mena
Mainty sy fotsy fifandonana, rahona ny lohany
Mandra-pahoviana mandra-nandre ny zavatra nataonay hoe:
Mandra-pahoviana izy ireo hihaino izay nolazaiko hoe:?
Hanao feo avy ny soa rehetra polisy
Miady ratsy ry zalahy, manao tsara fiatoana
Halako fa ny ronana biriky
Tamin 'ny farany izy ireo mba hiezaka ny vongana anareo rehetra ny mpisoloky
Izaho te-hilaza amin'ny rehetra ny tanora lehilahy mainty hoditra
Fantatro fa hahatsapa ho toy ny tsy afaka isika vao handresy
Fa amin'ny fahatezeranao dia tsy manota
Aza manamafy izay mieritreritra
Aza avela tsy hisy hilaza isika no tsy nahazo mendrika
Ny sasany dia miezaka hanidy antsika dia tsy miasa
Fantatro fa tsy rariny, fa fantatsika fa miahy
Ary indray andro dia Ho hamafa ny ranomaso

hafa
Aiza ny fanantenana ny amin'ny? Ahy no ao aminy
Aiza ny fanantenanao amin'ny? Ahy no ao aminy
Natao izahay asa atao isika, fa ny fanantenako dia ao aminy
Izy ireo nahazo ny asa tokony hatao koa, fa ny fanantenako dia ao aminy

nizara

32 fanehoan-kevitra

  1. miresaka momba: Coulda Izahay Me — Trip LEE

  2. Jordanianavalin'i

    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: “Aza tsy misy olona te-hihaino ny fanaintainana”. Pretty sure I know what it means. The word “ny” 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, “Isika rehetra natao araka ny endrik'Andriamanitra fantatrao”. 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. Trip, 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.

    • Torynavalin'i

      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, ary izay zavatra tsara! 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, sns. 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. Na izany aza, we are different, ary maninona! I’m half black, half white, and have a ton ofblack traits,” ary “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.

      • Natenavalin'i

        Tori,

        Your words have inspired me to write a song using a variation of your words: “We are all created in the Imago Dei, na izany aza, 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 sy Fiadanana,
        Nate

    • Taevannavalin'i

      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!

    • Joshnavalin'i

      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. Misaotra anao.

  3. Michaelnavalin'i

    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. Richardnavalin'i

    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. Toddnavalin'i

    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. Amandanavalin'i

    To say that God doesn’t see color is unBiblical. (Jordania) 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!! Nahoana? 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. Abigailnavalin'i

    Trip, 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. Charlottenavalin'i

    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. Rahalahy. 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. Victorianavalin'i

    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. Eny, 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. Trip, 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. Daniellenavalin'i

    As a biracial, Color blind(Eny, 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. Anthonynavalin'i

    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. Johnnynavalin'i

    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. marikanavalin'i

    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.