Natural State

by Aliza Hava

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Natural State features ten original songs by award-winning singer/songwriter, Aliza Hava. With themes spanning from personal growth and transformation to love, heartbreak, and standing in one’s own true power, the songs are both rootsy and refined, alchemizing a melding of folk, rock, R&B, and pop with literate and emotionally resonant lyrics.

"At it's core, Natural State features smartly written folk-pop songs elegantly adorned with a rich tapestry of vocal harmonies, ethereal textures, and simmering R&B-tinged grooves." -Lorne Behrman

"...her vocals—heart-on-sleeve balanced by professional restraint—carry the tunes to this place where peace, unity and self-awareness are causes worth putting your life on the line for." -Good Times Santa Cruz

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released February 27, 2020

Co-produced by Aliza Hava & Ron Zabrocki
Associate Producer: Randy Bean
Mixed by Evan Rodaniche, Toby Wright, Stephen George
Mastered by Bill Hare

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Aliza Hava Santa Cruz, California

Aliza Hava is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose dynamic voice and driving rhythms create a unique, signature aesthetic. Throughout her career, she’s alchemized a melding of folk, rock, R&B, and pop with literate and emotionally resonant lyrics.

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Track Name: Natural State
Why do I believe in something that isn't real?
Why do I feel caught inside a wheel?
Around and around and around she goes
Where she'll stop, no one knows
But one thing I know for sure
My love is real and pure
But I've been taking too much time
Running 'round inside my mind
So I can't see what's in my face
A natural state of grace

I can't tell a lie
I've been through this before
As hard as I try
I can't find the cure
Cause I believe what I believe
And if I don't ever conceive
Of something beyond what I know
Then I will never, ever grow
And if I'm caught in my head
My heart may beat but I'll be dead
'Cause I ain't livin' as a whole
Locking the door to my soul

So won't you wake me from this dream
'Cause every little thing isn't what it seems
Take me to a place
Where living in a dream
Is a natural state of grace

Wake me from this dream
'Cause every little thing isn't what it seems
Take me to a place
Where living in a dream
Is a natural state of grace

State of grace
Track Name: Baby Blue Butterfly
There is truth in the way that you hold me
There is light in the way you make me feel

I feel your strength in the way that you’re there for me
When I need you the most you’re not scared of it

Then you go doubting and telling me
Something ain't right
Then why you been holdin’ and lovin’ me tenderly
Every night?

My baby blue butterfly
You're making me feel
The lovin' between us
Isn’t for real
Is it all in your heart
Is it all in my head?
Why do we struggle
When we could be lovin’ instead?
My baby blue butterfly

There are so many things
I can do without
But you’re one of the things
I can’t forget about

Maybe one day
You’ll come back to me
But I know it is time
To set you free

Won’t you come find me and tell me
Everything’s gonna be fine
And make sure to bring me
Some bittersweet chocolate
And sweet red wine

My baby blue butterfly
You're making me feel
The lovin' between us
Isn’t for real
Is it all in your heart
Is it all in my head?
Why do we struggle
When we could be lovin’ instead?

My baby blue butterfly
Fly, fly, fly

There is truth in the way that you hold me
There is light in the way you're making me feel
My baby blue butterfly
Track Name: More Than Anything
Love may come
Love may go
What's the reason?
I don't know
All these changes
Are hard to make
Sometimes life, dear
Is hard to take

Searching high
Searching low
For that feeling
I used to know
I found it once
May I find it again
All in time
But until then

What I want to know
More than anything
Is where did our love go?
More than anything
What I want to do
More than anything
Is give my heart to you

Can you feel the rhythm here?
Let's get this matter clear, clear, clear
Have I made a big mistake
By dreaming myself awake?

What I want to know
More than anything
Is where did our love go?
More than anything
What I want to do
More than anything
Is give my heart to you

More than anything
I miss you, baby
More than anything
Track Name: Ruby Love
I know I've seen your face
In another time
In another place
Is there some secret door
To another world
Where I knew you before?
And after all we have seen
I know this ain't a lucid dream
And though our love is purely fate
It has somehow become too late

Ruby love, where have you gone?
I miss you so
But life goes on
And you've become a mystery
Ruby love, where can you be?

Two turned into one
You and I
The moon and sun
When we touched our fingertips
Lighting struck between our lips
And we made love so divine
Taking our own sweet time
I thought forever you and I
Would be together
Tell me why

Ruby love, where have you gone?
I miss you so
But life goes on
And you've become a memory
When I close my eyes it's you I see

And you said,
You don't want a girl like me
'Cause I'm a wandering wild gypsy
You want to raise a family and be
Holy, holy, holy

Ruby love, where have you gone?
I miss you so
But life goes on
And you've become a memory
Whey I close my eyes, it's you I see
Ruby love, where have you gone?
I've waited for you far too long
And I can only wonder why
You never even said goodbye

Goodbye
Track Name: Moonflower
True love is rare
And life can be strange
Who can stay the same
When things always change?
And if we get closer
The groove will run deep
And you'll find me drying
My eyes in my sleep

Who do you think you are?
Riding on your shooting star
Baby, baby please don't go too far
'Cause I'm gonna miss you
When I just wanna kiss you

We can choose to come together or divide
Or we can leave it for fate to decide
So I'll write you love letters
And put 'em in the mail
And dream of life in some
Olde English fairytale

Who do you think you are?
Riding on your shooting star
Baby, baby please don't go too far
'Cause I'm gonna miss you
When I just wanna kiss you
In the garden, in the backyard
Next to the moonflower
Next to the moonflower

If we get closer
The groove will run deep
And you'll find me drying
My eyes in my sleep

Who do you think you are?
Riding on your shooting star
Baby, baby please don't go too far
'Cause I'm gonna miss you
When I just wanna kiss you

Who do you think you are?
Riding on your shooting star
Baby, baby please don't go too far
'Cause I'm gonna miss you
When I just wanna kiss you
In the garden, in the backyard
Next to the moonflower
Next to the moonflower
Track Name: Little Bit of Heaven
Your feet were on the ground
My head was in the sky
You pulled me to your heart
And I started to cry
"Why you gotta go there?"
You said, "Why you lose control?
Is something on your mind,
Or something on your soul?"

I kept it undercover
Tried to find my way
You led me to discover
Everything I needed to say
And when the rain had fallen
Upon the dry land
You whispered in my ear,
"Baby, now, do you understand?"

Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes
Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes

My soul was undernourished
A little lost at sea
But I finally found the courage
To let my heart run free
To come out of the darkness
Into the shining sun
To open up my eyes
And see who I had become

Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes
Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes

I'm gonna walk on the water
Gonna swim in the dew
If it's gonna bring me closer
Closer to you
'Cause you are my angel
Come from above
And this child has fallen
Fallen in love

Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes
Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes
Hey, I found a little bit of heaven
In your eyes
A little bit of heaven
In your eyes
Track Name: Faerietale
Plucked like a petal
A single note rings
Straining its voice to be heard
And, quite like an angel
The maiden who sings
Quotes poetic grace
Word for word
With a step to the left
And a tap to the right
The mare keeps a beat
With her hooves
And so dance the elves
And their shadows at night
As the laugh, side by side
In the woods

And all she needs now is love
Someone to hold her late at night
To be together
Until the morning light comes
All she needs now is love
When will she ever be satisfied?
She'll never know because she's never tried

Then the little bird
With the dusty blue wings
Hears as he flies through the trees
Encircling the clearing
He joins in and sings
Then goes home to the sky
On the breeze

And all he needs now is love
He says he's looking for the right one
Unless he opens his eyes
She'll have come and gone
All he needs now is love
When will he ever be satisfied
You know he claims he is
And that he's never lied

The maiden, beaming,
Looks to the stars
At peace with the heavens above
She says with a smile
And a gleam in her eye
To think, all I need now
Is love

All she needs now is love
All he needs is a little love
All they need is love
Love

This faerie dream
Ain't make believe
And what is meant to be
Will be
Track Name: Calling Destiny
You said you saw me before
Maybe in a dream
Maybe you're imagining
But I knew you were pure
The second I saw you smiling
That night by the fire you told me the tale
Of how you found yourself
Upon the prophet's trail
You're out to find the secrets
That lie beyond the veil
And the day after next
You're setting sail

The same stars that shine over you
Shine over me
The same stars, the same stars
And when the light of the moon shines on the sea
I hear the angels calling destiny

You hear the call of life's mystery
As you search the world
For your soul's history
From the churches and museums
To the mosques and mausoleums
You hold the key

The same stars that shine over you
Shine over me
The same stars, the same stars
And when the light of the moon shines on the sea
I hear the angels calling destiny

Destiny, destiny, destiny...
Track Name: RISE
My brother's been shot down
My sister's been battered and used
My child has been handed a gun
Mother's been raped and abused
Daddy's got one foot in the grave
He's still crying over someone he couldn't save
I'm watching all this pain
And you say it's just a game

We will rise now, stand upright
We will burn like candles in the night
We will learn to sing, not to fight
Unless it's for our freedom right
We will hold each others' hands
Try hard to understand
Liberty is our demand
We are one people, one land

Some live a life of illusion
Not knowing of another solution
As we breathe in the deadly pollution
You know it's a shame

We will rise now, stand upright
We will burn like candles in the night
We will learn to sing, not to fight
Unless it's for our freedom right
We will hold each others' hands
Try hard to understand
Liberty is our demand
We are one people, one land

We must break these chains of gold
We've been slaves enslaved
We've been sold
All the lives, all the lies we've been told
If we keep moving along
We will sing a new song

We will rise now, stand upright
We will burn like candles in the night
We will learn to sing, not to fight
Unless it's for our freedom right
We will hold each others' hands
Try hard to understand
Liberty is our demand
We are one people, one land

One people, one people
One soul
Track Name: The Gift
I will make the most of this gift I've been given
Watching every step of the road I've been on
I will take myself to the edge of my limits
And beyond
Beyond

What I would do if I only had the chance
All of my life I've been waiting for the right circumstance
And when I look in the mirror
I ask, "Am I living up to my dreams?"
I ain't gonna get any younger
So I'll spread my wings

I will make the most of this gift I've been given
Watching every step of the road I've been on
I will take myself to the edge of my limits
And beyond
Beyond

Something may try to break me
As soon as I take a chance
But I ain't gonna let nothing distract me
When I start to dance

I will make the most of this gift I've been given
Watching every step of the road I've been on
I will take myself to the edge of my limits
And beyond
Beyond

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