Heather Nova Do Something That Scares You Lyrics

300 Days at Sea Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Beautiful Ride
  • 2 Higher Ground
  • 3 Stop the Fire
  • 4 Save a Little Piece of Tomorrow
  • 5 Everything Changes
  • 6 Do Something That Scares You
  • 7 The Good Ship "Moon"
  • 8 Turn the Compass Round
  • 9 Burning to Love
  • 10 I'd Rather Be
  • 11 Until the Race Is Run
  • 12 Stay
  • 13 Precious Thing
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Behind the Songs (incl. performance)
  • 2 Behind the Songs (interview only)
  • 3 Higher Ground (official video)
  • 4 Beautiful Ride (acoustic)
  • 5 Save a Little Piece of Tomorrow (acoustic)
  • 6 Everything Changes (acoustic)
  • 7 Turn the Compass Round (acoustic)
  • 8 Higher Ground (acoustic)
  • 9 Stop the Fire (acoustic)
  • 10 Making of “Higher Ground”
  • Yesterday, I walked outside
    Out into a sea of dust, arid and dry
    And so hot and so unbelievably radiant
    And unforgiving
    And I watched myself go under

    And I felt energy rising
    And then I saw this woman coming towards me
    All heat and haze
    But with a smile like a river that swept me up
    And I took my hand and I put it in hers

    And I said, "Will you be my spirit guide?"
    And she said, "You don't need a spirit guide
    All you gotta do is ride
    You just close your eyes and then open them wide"

    She said
    Do something that scares you
    Do something that scares you

    And I washed my hands in the clear green water
    Rushing from the mountain like some kind of absolution
    Like a resurrection
    I put my whole body into the water
    Like I was transforming, a chrysalis
    I could taste the dirt
    The red earth on my tongue

    And I felt like I was just a girl,
    Seventeen, looking for something, edgy and green
    And bursting and beautiful and undecipherable
    With the reins held tight
    And I felt like I was just holding onto a thread
    Taking off, ready for joy, on a bird's wing, fragile

    And I heard that voice
    Do something that scares you
    Do something that scares you
    Do something that makes you feel
    Do something that makes you feel

    And I stood on the edge of that cliff
    And I realized I was all alone
    With no way up or down
    And I was scared
    And I started to climb
    Up, up, up

    And I could suddenly feel
    And I could feel rain on my skin, sweet and cold
    And I could feel all the pain from all the years
    All the sweat and all the untold passions and the tears
    Like rain flowering in me so strong
    Like jasmine, and releasing me
    And I fell onto the sand and I put up my hands
    And I put up my body arms
    And I cried with the rain
    And I felt myself becoming myself
    Like I was freed from the beliefs that I'd been handed as a child
    Like I could see the world from above
    Like I could live pure

    And I took off that red ribbon from around my head
    And I buried it under the yellow earth, scratching at the sand
    Burying it deeper and deeper
    Into the heat, into the core

    I said
    I did something that scares me
    I did something that scares me
    I did something that makes me feel
    I did something that makes me feel
    I did something that makes me feel
    Alive

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