Risk It Lyrics

Risk It - Nahko and Medicine for the People

Written by:Nahko

Every cell is transforming and returning to original concepts to construct

And then I started to shapeshift

 

And the animals within me grew tails and the talons

I hitched a ride on the back of a whale

To the darkest of the ocean and ate off the bottom

And then I traveled dimensions

 

In the places I rode upon elephants and zebras

 

Elephants and zebras

Well I dreamed of my future big time yeah

What it would be like to always have clean water

And if you left the trees standing

 

And they filtered the air and we breathed it in deeply

Well I traveled across Native America

And saw the sickness taking form in all the small children

Well if I could give you my people yeah

 

Well a piece of my peace will be with you always

If I could give you my people yeah

Well a piece of my peace will be with you always

 

Be with you always

 

Be with you always

I never thought I needed medicine but I was spiritually dying

I needed some healing

So I opened my mouth and took a dose of the music

Then I stopped and prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

 

I prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

 

I prayed for guidance now give me the music

 

And it definitely matters how you look at it

And it definitely matters how you look at it

So if you think you can risk it well

 

What an opportunity to be free of it

Say if you think you can risk it well

 

What an opportunity to be free of it

 

I heard I heard yeah the wild horses I were blazing trails through uncertain territory

I take a toke and reflect with coyote

I were dreaming up new ways to bring the outcasts home

I take my place in the choir

 

I was singing the songs of freedom and progress

And we're delivering the babies yeah

And we're building up the next seven generations

Said we're delivering the babies yeah

And we're building up the next seven generations

 

Seven generations

I never thought I needed medicine but I was spiritually dying

I needed some healing

So I opened my mouth and took a dose of the music

Then I stopped and prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

I prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

I prayed for guidance now give me the music

 

And it definitely matters how you look at it

And it definitely matters how you look at it

So if you think you can risk it well

What an opportunity to be free of it

Said if you think you can risk it well

What an opportunity to be free of it

 

Mouthing off

 

Such aggressive behavior

I'm sounding off

 

Holding my temper

It comes in waves

 

My enemies swim close to me

My heart's displaced

 

Connected to such bravery

My hunger waits

 

I cannot swallow I cannot swallow

I am all over the place

 

My spirit bellows my spirit bellows

I am on my way

 

My body follows my body follows

Written on my face

 

 

Well do not follow do not follow me