Baba Brinkman: Go WILD!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog

Baba Brinkman: Go WILD!

 

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As a special commission for WILD10, Baba Brinkman performed brand new material from his forthcoming work “The Rap Guide to Wilderness,” exploring our place in nature and the deep human attraction to wild creatures and wild spaces. Check out the full song & lyrics to our very own WILD10 song, “Go WILD.”

All I want is a space to go wild
From jungle to glacier go wild
Every lover of nature go wild
Don’t foul no wild locales, no doubt

Go wild! I wanna make ya go wild
It’s somewhat innate to go wild
Come unchained and go wild
No crowds, no loud smoked clouds no doubt

Go wild! Beneath a pair of arbutus
Trees in beautiful BC, I hear the music
The breeze and the rustle of leaves, it’s therapeutic
Wilderness is there to take care of us if we care to use it
I’m a feral human swimmin’ with the barracudas
Suckin’ the juice of life straight from maracuyas
I’m about as buoyant as an air balloon is
Flyin’ like a bunch of young spider parachuters
Wild! Accept no substitutes
Intact instead of crushed under a bunch of boots
Wild! On the banks of an estuary
Sunset comes and I call it a sanctuary
Wild! Facin’ nature’s indifference
A part of the food chain, embrace insignificance
Wild! As a predator finds prey
Just a primate adrift in a wild place

Thinkin’ “I’ve got a space to go wild”
Jungle to glacier go wild
For the love of the nature go wild
Don’t foul no wild locales, no doubt

Go wild! I wanna make ya go wild
It’s somewhat innate to go wild
Come unchained and go wild
No crowds, no loud smoke clouds no doubt

Go wild! Ssh! Don’t speak, you need to listen
To the whisper in the trees with a secret message
It’s the original seat of religion
But I don’t need religion ‘cause I’m walkin’ with a Jesus lizard
On a stream in the depth of the Amazon
Or hoppin’ with the kangaroos in the outbacks of Oz
Lovin’ the planet I’m on, so I gotta protect it
I see the hippopotamus’ aquatic perspective
And listen to the dolphin’s message
And I know they’re close cousins from biology lessons
And part of my family tree too, deep roots
Eat fruit from the trees like the chimpanzees do
And keep cool, when silverback gorillas be
Ice grillin’ me, I’m orangu-tranquility
Wilderness lives in me like a wildebeest
But only in the wild can I feel at ease

So I find a space to go wild
From jungle to glacier go wild
Every lover of nature go wild
Don’t foul no wild locales, no doubt

Go wild! I wanna make ya go wild
It’s somewhat innate to go wild
Come unchained and go wild
No crowds, no loud smoked clouds no doubt

Go wild – that’s my exodus path
Back to nature, where my ancestors camped
No one’s tryin’ to say that development is bad
If its sustainably, intelligently planned
We can live on this planet and keep the rest of it intact
And leave space for the rhino and the elephant to have
And space for the wolf cubs to wrestle in packs
How much space? The best estimate is half
Fifty percent of our land mass
Anything more, we’d best protect it and hand back
And if you wanna ask, “why should we care and bother”
Besides the fact that it provides clean air and water
And medicine, and places to get exercise
And reminds us that we’re part of the web of life
I’d point to the intangibles
Step into the wild and feel the magnetic pull

You better find a space to go wild
From jungle to glacier go wild
Every lover of nature go wild
Don’t foul no wild locales, no doubt

Go wild! I wanna make ya go wild
It’s somewhat innate to go wild
Come unchained and go wild
No crowds, no loud smoke clouds no doubt

One Comment

  1. Very cool! Like a selfie, I place myself there in the wilderness where I find my own renewal and reimagine the reason I gave up my space of children to someone else so I could give the world half of what I could have taken!

    Go Baba!

    Michael O

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