"Risk" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
You can't talk
I'm anxious
I'm off the walls
I'm right here just
Come outside
And see it
But pack your heart
You might need it

I'll find a way
I'm confused though
But I think I can try
I will save your life
I will save your life
I'll try for you

You're locked up
You exhaled
You did it before
And I seen it
Come outside
And breath in
Relax your arms
And let me in

I'll find a way
I'm confused though
But I think I can try
I will save your life
I will save your life
I'll try for you

I know what to say to take you
Higher, higher
No one else can take you higher
But I will try

I'll find a way
I'm confused though
But I think I can try
I will save your life
I will save your life
I'll try for you

I'll find a way
I'm confused though
But I think I can try
I will save your life
I will save your life
I'll try for you

For you


Lyrics submitted by quleid, edited by aten97

"Risk" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +7
    General CommentThis song is about Chi
    Drumline161on March 24, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWell I think he's telling this girl that, things may be shitty now but if you give me the chance, I would make you happy. Or damn well try my hardest too. He says "pack your heart you might need it" so it's not just come with me but come prepared to fall in love. I think he wants her to take the chance, let him take her away from her life and show her the beauty of the world.
    mordsithon March 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA full decade after their masterpiece White Pony, at a point where it seemed unlikely the Deftones would make another contribution to music at a level that high, the band creates another solid and remarkably cohesive album. Created after the tragedy that befell their bassist Chi Cheng, the Deftones find an outlet for their grief in crafting an album that is consistently on-point without fault - an album that stands as the best of 2010. The entire album evokes feelings of nighttime rides, solitude, occasionally peace, and occasionally violence. 'I will save your life' indeed.
    richard022on February 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"I'll find a way
    I'll confuse them
    But think I can try"

    should be...

    "I'll find a way
    I'm confused ooo
    But I think I can try"
    BamBam57on March 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing..!
    its obviously about Chi.
    Either from a family member or chino's perspective...

    You can't talk
    I'm anxious
    I'm off the walls
    I'm right here just
    Come outside
    And see in
    But pack your heart
    You might need it

    --Chi cant talk cuz hes in a coma,
    they are waiting for him always and they want him out of the hospital.
    hmm not sure how to interpret the last two lines.



    I will find a way
    I'm confused, ohh
    But I think I can try
    I will save your life
    I will try for you

    --He'll find a way to make Chi feel better altho he's confused about everything thats happening.


    You're locked up
    You exit
    You did it before
    Yea I've seen it
    Come outside
    And breathe in
    Relax your arms
    And let me in

    --here chino is telling Chi that he's been in worst situations before and has gotten out of them successfully..
    "relax your arms and let me in" - come to me and give me a hug....?


    I will find a way
    I'm confused, ohh
    But I think I can try
    I will save your life
    I will try for you

    I know what to say to take you
    Higher, higher
    No one else can take you higher
    But I will try


    --Chino or Chi's family know how to make him get thru this, words of inspiration, or music perhaps will help him.

    hmm theres my 2 cents..
    hope it helps.
    MusicMakesSocietyon August 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the only song on the album that's directly about Chi and the feelings the accident brings to Deftones. They saved my life with this song in any case.
    Nocturnaeon February 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about a person who's stuck in an anxious position in its life, and it's subconscious telling him to get out from the room come outside !! and he says I will try, it's not easy as it seems..
    Sanu!on January 24, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis is one of those songs that is so powerful it controls your emotions. These are the songs i look for on the deftones albums. Beautiful work guys if u ever read this. Buy this cd.
    SubMetalon April 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing! My first time listening made hit that Diamond Eyes type repeat. He's definitely talking about more than a love song!
    fiasco1on April 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know Chino has said in interviews that he really tried to step out of his own experience and perception when writing the lyrics to this records. So it makes me that that he might write as if it was from the perspective of someone else. I can't help but think this song was at least a little influenced by Chi's coma if not directly about it. Maybe he is writing from Chi's mother or family's perspective dealing with their son in such a state.

    You're locked up
    You exhaled
    You did it before
    I seen it
    Come outside
    And breathe in
    Relax your arms
    And let me in

    I get the image of someone encouraging another to get back to a point they once were able to reach. But for some reason the person is crippled with something. Fear? Anxiety? Depression? Being in a coma? Who knows, but the message is extremely powerful. "I will save your life." Literally trying everything you can to prevent another human being from passing away. This song gives me the fucking chills every time.
    TrendyKidsSuckon April 16, 2010   Link

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