Natural State

by Aliza Hava

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
04:53
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
5.
03:32
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
6.
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
7.
05:15
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
8.
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...
9.
05:05
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
10.
03:47
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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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 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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