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Risk It
Standard tuning.
Fun 4 chord song, intermediate only for the voicings, but if you got bar chords down, it should be easy.
Play A F#m and D as bar chords, E open.
Rhythm is down, up-down-up-down, up-down-up-down, up for each chord during the breaks ("elephants and 
zebras," "be with you always," etc.) and chorus ("and it de-fi-NIT-ly matters...").  
Verse, bridge, and coda are just downstrokes, with palm-muting...
...or play it how like.  Have fun!

   A    E   F#m   D
E--5----0----2----5--|
B--5----0----2----7--|
G--6----1----2----7--|
D--7----2----4----7--|
A--7----2----4----5--|
E--5----0----2----5--|

[Verse I:]
A             E
Every cell is transforming.
     F#m                  D
And returning to original concepts to construct,
A                      E
And then I started to shapeshift,
        F#m                    D
And the animals within me grew tails and the talons
A                       E 
I hitched a ride on the back of a whale,
       F#m                      D
To the darkest of the ocean and ate off the bottom,
A                      E
And then I traveled dimensions,
       F#m                D
In the places I rode upon elephants and zebras

[Break I:]
A E F#m D
        Elephants and zebras

[Verse II:]
A                           E
Well I dreamed of my future big time, yeah
F#m                        D        
What it would be like to always have clean water,
A                         E
And if you left the trees standing,
         F#m                     D
And they filtered the air and we breathed it in deeply
A                               E
Well I traveled across Native America,
          F#m                     D     
I saw the sickness taking form in all the small children
A                           E
Well if I could give you my people, yeah,
F#m                           D
Well a piece of my peace will be with you always,
A                      E
If I could give you my people, yeah,
F#m                           D
Well a piece of my peace will be with you always,

[Break II:]
A E F#m D
        Be with you always
A E F#m D
        Be with you always

[Bridge]
D                        E                  D
I never thought I needed medicine but I was spiritually dying,
  E
I needed some healing,
     D                          E
So I opened my mouth and took a dose of the music,
       D                                   E
Then I stopped and prayed for guidance now teach me to use it,
D                          E
I prayed for guidance yeah teach me to use it,
D                         E
I prayed for guidance now give me the music

[Chorus]
A                    E 
And it definitely matters how you look at it,
F#m                  D
And it definitely matters how you look at it,
A                       E
So if you think you can risk it, well,
F#m                 D    
What an opportunity to be free of it,
A                         E
Well if you think you can risk it, well,
F#m                 D
What an opportunity to be free of it

[Break:]
A E F#m D
A E F#m D

[Verse III:]
A                         E
I heard, I heard yeah the wild horses,
       F#m                      D
I were blazing trails through uncertain territory,
A                  E
I take a toke and reflect with coyote,
        F#m                            D                         
and were dreaming up new ways to bring all the outcasts home,
A                      E
I take my place in the choir,
      F#m                  D
I was singing the songs of freedom and progress
A                        E
And we're delivering the babies yeah,
F#m                            D
And we're building up the next seven generations
A                         E
Said we're delivering the babies yeah,
F#m                            E
And we're building up the next seven generations

[Break:]
A E F#m D
        Seven generations
A E F#m D
        Seven generations

[Bridge]
D                        E                  D
I never thought I needed medicine but I was spiritually dying,
  E
I needed some healing,
     D                          E
So I opened my mouth and took a dose of the music,
       D                                   E
Then I stopped and prayed for guidance now teach me to use it,
D                          E
I prayed for guidance yeah teach me to use it,
D                         E
I prayed for guidance now give me the music

[Chorus]
A                    E 
And it definitely matters how you look at it,
F#m                  D
And it definitely matters how you look at it,
A                       E
So if you think you can risk it, well,
F#m                 D    
What an opportunity to be free of it,
A                         E
Well if you think you can risk it, well,
F#m                 D
What an opportunity to be free of it

[Break:]
A E F#m D
A E F#m D

[Coda:]
A        E
Mouthing off,
F#m               D
Such aggressive behavior,
    A        E
I'm sounding off,
F#m         D
Holding my temper,
   A        E
It comes in waves,
    F#m         D
My enemies swim close to me,
   A          E
My heart's displaced,
F#m               D
Connected to such bravery,
   A      E
My hunger waits,
   F#m                D
I cannot swallow, I cannot swallow,
     A            D
I am all over the place,
   F#m                D
My spirit bellows, My spirt bellows,
     A     E
I am on my way,
   F#m              D
My body follows, my body follows,
        A     E
Written on my face,
     F#m            D
Well do not follow, do not follow... me


...if you like, you can play a break and go into a rendition of Matisyahu's "One Day" using the same chords,
like Nahko does in the live youtube videos...
 
 
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