Home Is Where Your HEARTLANDS

by Navaro

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'Navaro seem to have grown together over the last three years. Heartlands exudes confidence and the make what they do sound effortless.' **** (Dai Jeffries, R2 magazine)

'This is an album to listen to for a long time... let it flow into those places that move the fibre of your being.' (Tim Carroll, www.folkwords.com/albumreviews_69242.html )

The ‘HEARTLANDS’ project emerged from rehearsals for Navaro’s 2008 acclaimed album, Under Diamond Skies. The band would set up in a circle complete with fairy lights and candles in an amazing old building that was often used as a film location. The atmosphere of the place affected the way the songs were approached and they decided to record this way and see if the magic would make it into the ‘grooves’.
And so on a day in early spring, singer/songwriters Steve Austin, Pete White and Beth Navaro together with rhythm section Clive Batkin and Will, formed a circle in the studio where the first album was made. Mark Stevens (producer) made it easy for the band and an unbelievable ten songs went down in one day!
Little Johnny England’s Gareth Turner appeared on Under Diamond Skies and has now recorded some beautiful melodeon on these new tracks. Guy Fletcher (LJE), Miles Gilderdale (Acoustic Alchemy) and James McNair (as heard on BBC TV’s ‘Coast’) also lent their considerable talents as you will discover throughout this collection.
Whilst textures and parts have been added and other songs included, the beating heart of this album remains the sound of five friends in an inspiring room forming a circle and making music

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released 21 January 2012

Steve Austin: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar, resonator guitar, bass
Pete White: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass
Beth Navaro : lead vocal.
Clive Batkin : bass, mandolin, electric guitar, harp-guitar, resonator guitar
Will : drums, percussion

Gareth Turner : melodeon
Guy Fletcher : fiddle
Miles Gilderdale : electric guitar (‘Slow Dance’)
James McNair : bazouki (‘Blow’)
Mark Stevens : Hammond organ, drums and additional percussion, trumpet
Freakanature -Shane Lamont, Mickey Englert, Will, Dave Baldwin and Emma (‘Between The Lines’)

Recorded at Moulton Sound Studio and on Steve’s narrowboat.
Produced by Mark Stevens and Steve Austin.

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‘Heartlands exudes confidence and they make what they do sound effortless' (Dai Jeffries) ****R2 Magazine

‘Friendship has forged the songs on Navaro’s astonishingly beautiful new album...’ (Melanie Dakin) Watford Observer

‘This is an album to listen to for a long time...let it flow into those places that move the fibre of your being’ (Tim Carroll) Folkwords.com
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Track Name: My Favourite One Night Stand
MY FAVOURITE ONE-NIGHT-STAND
(words and music by Steve Austin)

If we don’t ever meet again
Thankyou for your time and I am glad I gave you mine
Tomorrow there are many things better left unplanned
But tonight you were my favourite one-night-stand

If we don’t ever meet again
You won me with your smile and I was yours for just a while
Tomorrow I am gone for I am happy travelling on
But tonight you were my favourite one-night-stand

If we don’t ever meet again
Thankyou for your time and I am glad I gave you mine
Tomorrow will you think of me this happy travelling man
And say tonight I was your favourite one-night-stand
Was I your favourite one-night-stand
Was I your favourite one-night-stand
Track Name: Reluctant Feet
RELUCTANT FEET
(words and music by Pete White)

Well it’s easy when you know
I found it so patronizing
To put on a show
But there’s something to be said
About this warm-coloured lighting
The ebony glow of your eyes
Only eyes can make me notice
Make me stumble and I
Only I can make this meeting last forever

Will you end up with the one you love
Will you end up with the one you care about
Will you end up with the life you’re scared of
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone

With the rain against my skin
I’m feeling pretty weighted
By the places I’ve been
But there’s nowhere in between
That I can form a shelter
Safe in the knowledge that eyes
Only eyes can make me notice
Make me stumble and I
Only I can make this meeting last forever

Will you end up with the one you love
Will you end up with the one you care about
Will you end up with the life you’re scared of
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone

Will you end up with the one you love
Will you end up with the one you care about
Will you end up with the life you’re scared of
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone

Will you end up with the one you love
Will you end up with the one you care about
Will you end up with the life you’re scared of
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone
Reluctant feet don’t walk alone
Track Name: Familiar
FAMILIAR
(words and music Steve Austin)

Familiar are your hands
But new the places they are taking me
How high can we fly
Before we reach the top
Don’t let it ever stop
Don’t let it ever stop

Familiar are your lips
But new the taste of something heavenly
At least for you and me
This could be what heaven means
Don’t let it ever stop
Don’t let it ever stop

Familiar are these tears
For good will end, that’s how it’s ever been
‘Better to love and lose’ may not be true
For you and me
Don’t let it ever stop
Don’t let it ever stop
Please rewind the clock
Don’t let it ever stop
Track Name: Slow Dance
SLOW DANCE

(words and music by Pete White)

It all goes back to a twist in time
I had my chance to stay or leave
And I ventured out on a lonely path
With only déjà vu and noise for company
And I was given a chance to redeem myself
Carve a better life to lead
And I worked hard to release myself
From all the years of guilt I felt for nasty deeds

You got to slow down to make it
Take it all in your stride
I got to know now
That you’re gonna ease the pace
Life can be a slow dance,so make it
Wearing your scars with pride
And I promise to be with you all the way
Just give me a chance to hold on

Now it seems that all I do is work
The paper in my wallet are all receipts
And I can’t see any change in sight
But tell me tale of hope and I swear I’ll believe

You got to slow down to make it
Take it all in your stride
I got to know now
That you’re gonna ease the pace
Life can be a slow dance, so make it
Wearing your scars with pride
And I promise to be with you all the way

You got to slow down to make it
Take it all in your stride
I got to know now
That you’re gonna ease the pace
Life can be a slow dance, so make it
Wearing your scars with pride
And I promise to be with you all the way
Give me a chance to hold on....
Track Name: This Time Will Pass
THIS TIME WILL PASS
(words and music by Steve Austin)

I wake up to what I am
I am old in years
There’s and angry child inside this man
What I can’t have is what I want
And behind this smile
Is a lonely child

And I’m turning around
‘cus my brave face keeps letting me down
I am not what you want so I’m gone

I wake up to what I am
I am not alone
There’s and angry child inside my friend
What you can’t have is what you want
And behind your smile
Is a broken child

I’m not turning around
‘cus your brave face keeps letting you down
We will walk from this place arm in arm
I’m not turning around
‘cus your brave face keeps letting you down
We will walk from this place arm in arm
I’m not turning around
‘cus your brave face keeps letting you down
We will walk from this place arm in arm

This time will pass
This time will pass
This time will pass
This time will pass






THIS TIME WILL PASS
(words and music by Steve Austin)

I wake up to what I am
I am old in years
There’s and angry child inside this man
What I can’t have is what I want
And behind this smile
Is a lonely child

And I’m turning around
‘cus my brave face keeps letting me down
I am not what you want so I’m gone

I wake up to what I am
I am not alone
There’s and angry child inside my friend
What you can’t have is what you want
And behind your smile
Is a broken child

I’m not turning around
‘cus your brave face keeps letting you down
We will walk from this place arm in arm
I’m not turning around
‘cus your brave face keeps letting you down
We will walk from this place arm in arm
I’m not turning around
‘cus your brave face keeps letting you down
We will walk from this place arm in arm

This time will pass
This time will pass
This time will pass
This time will pass




Track Name: Pillars
PILLARS
(words and music Steve Austin)

I see in you colour
I see blue, I see bright light
I see visions of how
It can be

I see in you strength
I see stone, I see pillars
I see high towers
Raised to the sky

I find in you joy
I hear song, I hear music
I hear water o’er lock gates
At night

And I do believe
I’m not lost and I feel loved
I am of you and you
Are of me

Now I do believe
I’m not lost and I feel loved
I am of you and you
Are of me
Track Name: Said Nothing
SAID NOTHING
(words and music by Pete White)

If you come and see me knock on my door
And ignore the sleep in my eyes
It’s all I’ve done since I found these flaws
I didn’t know what to say so I just said nothing

I see you stood there waiting as I arrive
To hand the things you say that you need
Why can’t we talk things through when we’re eye to eye
We didn’t know what to say so we just said nothing

It was a lonely time
Waiting out in the road in case you changed your mind
It was the only way
I didn’t know what to say so I just said nothing

I can see you smiling when I sleep
But it’s a dream I keep to myself
‘cause when the feeling’s faded we fell apart at the seams
We didn’t know what to say so we just said nothing

Didn’t know what you wanted
Didn’t know what you needed
Maybe I did but I fooled myself
Didn’t know what you wanted
Didn’t know what you needed
Maybe I did but I fooled myself
Track Name: Back To Your Homeland
BACK TO YOUR HOMELAND
(words and music by Steve Austin)

I’ll sing to you a lullaby
Of rolling green seas
May the birds in the firmament
Bring you back to me

I’ll sing to you of greater things
Than just you and I
The clouds in the mighty sky
They will watch over you

I’ll sing to you a melody
As old as these hills
That seasons will always change
Is how it’s ever been

If I could save you
I’d save you from yourself
You need somebody
We all need someone to help us out of here
When you’re walking into walls
Can’t find the door
To take you from this hell
Back to your heartland
Back to your homeland

I’ll sing to you of yesterday
And everything we made
Our laughter, it chimed above
Oh may it ring again

I’ll sing to you of days to come
And all that may yet be
May the birds in these autumn trees
Never leave us

If I could save you
I’d save you from yourself
You need somebody
We all need someone to help us out of here
When you’re walking into walls
Can’t find the door
To take you from this hell
Back to your heartland
Back to your homeland
Back to your heartland
Back to your homeland
Back to your homeland

I’ll sing to you a lullaby
Of rolling green seas
May the birds in the sky above
Guide you back to me
Track Name: Walking With Ghosts
WALKING WITH GHOSTS
(words and music by Steve Austin)

At the turning of the page
That brings each day
Neither you or I
Can know what lies in wait

While the sky is blue
You to me are everything

At the turning of the page
You came to me
A gift unlooked for
A kingdom and its keys

While the sky is blue
You to me are everything

At the turning of the page
So much can end
But in your company
I dared to love again

While the sky was blue
You to me were everything
And this night we’ll walk again
No I have not forgotten you
No I have not forgotten you
No I have not forgotten you

While the sky was blue
You to me were everything
And this night we’ll walk again
No I have not forgotten you
No I have not forgotten you
No I have not forgotten you
Track Name: Another Life
ANOTHER LIFE
(words and music by Steve Austin)

I’ve heard of chasing rainbows
But none were ever caught
Tease you for a moment
Let you touch it, taste it
Lit by only blue light
On another lonely night
He knows that you are out there
Somewhere

And every new horizon
From red now unto violet
Into the hands of strangers
He lays his dreams

He loves you
He loves you
And there’s nothing left for him to do
But wait and pray
Maybe you will see his face one day and smile
If not now in another time and place
Or another life

And youthful desperation
Gives way to resignation
Hope is for the foolish
They say bitterness it passes
And I can mock his dreaming
But only by denying
The rainbows I have chased
And the bitterness I still taste

And every new horizon
From red now unto violet
Into the hands of strangers
I lay my dreams

I love you
I love you
And there’s nothing left for me to do
But wait and pray
Maybe you will see my face one day and smile
If not now in another time and place
Or another life

I love you
I love you
And there’s nothing left for me to do
But wait and pray
Maybe you will see my face one day and smile
If not now in another time and place
Or another life
Track Name: Walk Away
WALK AWAY
(words and music by Pete White)

The day we met you had fire in your eyes
At night you slept with a demon by your side
Was it me or the weather, I was warm inside
And it felt so much better than cold and lonely pride

I thought you were the one
And you were for me
But I couldn’t see the wood through the trees
And all I could say is everything will be ok
It’s not now
Now all I can do is watch you walk away
Walk away

My shoulders ache most of the time
Yeah bodies break even in their prime
It wasn’t logical thinking, too blinded by you to see
All these tactical warnings from people who cared for me
That knew i weren’t to you
What you were to me
But I couldn’t see the wood through the trees
And all I could say is everything will be ok
It’s not now
Now all I can do is watch you walk away
Walk away ....
Track Name: Shine
SHINE
(words and music Steve Austin)

You are here
With my eyes shut tight you are now with me
In my arms
Rest your weary soul in a place of safety
You will know
You are not alone for I am with you
Close your eyes
And sleep tonight

And all the stars up in the sky
Will guard your dreams as they do mine
And in the silence and the darkness
Breathe with me, synchronise your heartbeat
And the sun will surely rise
May you rest in peace and shine
In each new morning

I am here
Let your head touch mine and in this moment
There is love
There is love

And all the stars up in the sky
Will guard your dreams as they do mine
And in the silence and the darkness
Breathe with me, synchronise your heartbeat
And the sun will surely rise
May you rest in peace and shine
In each new morning
Track Name: Open
OPEN
(words and music by Steve Austin)

Into my arms
Know that you are welcome as you are
For we have come so far
Our open eyes
Can know what lies between what is
And what will never be
Like the sand
In an open hand

We are not falling
And like a dragonfly
We fly free
And freely choose to land
You don’t have to fight to keep me
You know that you are free to leave
But my heart, like this hand
Is open

Beyond these words
Lies a reason caught within a rhyme
That was another time
With open ears
We’ll hear a different melody
A song for you and me
Like the sand
In an open hand

We are not falling
And like a dragonfly
We fly free
And freely choose to land
You don’t have to fight to keep me
You know that you are free to leave
But my heart, like this hand
Is open

We are not falling
And like a dragonfly
We fly free
And freely choose to land
You don’t have to fight to keep me
You know that you are free to leave
But my heart and loving arms
Are open
Track Name: Blow
BLOW
(words and music by Steve Austin)

Shall I throw it all up in the air and see where it lands
All that I held that in truth held me is here in my hands
Let it go
Let it go
So I open my fingers and blow

I guess I know what I must do, I’ve been here before
When familiar no longer means safe I am one who cries out for more
Let it go
Let it go
So I pick it all like a ball and throw

I don’t know where it will land, in river or sea
In field or in mountain so high where the sky meets the wild and free
So I will go
I will go
‘til my ashes are raised to the wind
‘til my ashes are raised to the four winds
‘til my ashes are raised and the wind blows

So I throw it all up in the air
So I throw it all up in the air
So I throw it all up in the air
And we’ll see where it lands
Track Name: A Life Without Dreams
A LIFE WITHOUT DREAMS
(words and music by Steve Austin)

From the tyranny of conscious thought deliver me
That I may close my eyes and rest in peace
Sail upon an ocean of tranquillity
Back into the harbour of my dreams
Save me from the wave that sank a thousand ships
Let me walk again on solid ground
Let me feel the warmth of you beside me
Lose myself again and not be found

And we’ll make love in a green field
And all our sorrows will for a moment disappear
And tomorrow knows alone what it will bring
But I’ll remember what it was that brought me here
I’ll remember you

We will walk through twilight woods where silent treachery
Lies in wait it catch us if we fall
Together we will stand we will not stumble
Back into the arms of conscious thought

And we’ll make love in a green field
And all our sorrows will for a moment disappear
And tomorrow knows alone what it will bring
But I’ll remember what it was that brought me here
I’ll remember you

Back into a life without a heartbeat
Back into a life without you and me
Back into a life not worth the living
I won’t go back into a life without dreams
I won’t go back into a life without dreams
I won’t go back into a life without dreams


And we’ll make love in a green field
And all our sorrows will for a moment disappear
And tomorrow knows alone what it will bring
But I’ll remember what it was that brought me here
I’ll remember what it was that brought me here
I’ll remember what it was that brought me here
I’ll remember you are the reason I am here
Track Name: Wishing On Another Lucky Star
WISHING ON ANOTHER LUCKY STAR
(words and music by JD Souther)

Your friends may lie
The truth can come from a stranger
If I knew why
We wouldn’t be left in this danger
Leaning out the window of my car
I’m wishing on another lucky star

Life is long
But it’s not made to measure
You will go on
Through this pain and onto pleasure
Wondering how you ever got this far
And wishing on another lucky star

Life goes on
Just as sure as the sky
You’re come and gone
In the wink of eye
You leave your home
In the wings of the night
You will never die
You will never die

The world is cold
The heart gets torn and battered
The one you hold
And it can be both dropped and shattered
Leaning out the window of my car
I’m wishing on another lucky star

Life goes on
Just as sure as the sky
You’re come and gone
In the wink of eye
You leave your home
In the wings of the night
You will never die
You will never die

Your friends may lie
The truth can come from a stranger
If I knew why
We wouldn’t be left in this danger
Leaning out the window of my car
I’m wishing on another lucky star
You know I’m leaning out the window of my car
I’m wishing on another lucky star
I’m wishing on another lucky star
I’m wishing on another lucky star
Track Name: Between The Lines - Freakanature LIVE
BETWEEN THE LINES
(words and music Steve Austin)

If I close my eyes and concentrate
hold my breath, screw up my face
will I walk on water if I’d just dare
or just add more lines to the ones I wear

is it just a question of simply faith
if I could believe would it start
to go my, go my way

is it just the twists and turns of fate
may as well accept what you cannot change
though you try, though you try to fight it yeah

If I close my eyes and concentrate
hold my breath, screw up my face
will I walk on water and dance on air
or just add more lines to the ones I wear

is it how it is and how it has to be
is it how you sell it and if you choose
well I don’t choose to buy it

tell me can I sing a different tune
to what is written or am I bound by note
and stave and rhythm yeah

If I close my eyes and concentrate
hold my breath, screw up my face
will I walk on water if I’d just dare
or just add more lines to the ones I wear

If I close my eyes and concentrate
hold my breath, screw up my face
will I walk on water and dance on air
or just add more lines to the ones I wear

If I close my eyes and concentrate
hold my breath, screw up my face
am I fooling you that I don’t care
read between my lines, you’ll find you’re there
read between my lines, you’ll find you’re there
Track Name: Home - LIVE
Home
(words and music by steve austin)

in colours ever deep
our souls have come to meet
in places that I once had only dreamed of
on the hill I stood alone
I watched you down below
like a child who cannot find a home
like a child who cannot find a home

standing there on high
I could not reach the sky
your honest eyes won’t hide what you’re disguising
but you know when this has gone
and I’m left here alone
I’m a child who’s far away from home
I’m a child so far away from home

when the hollow highs have gone
I thank God I’m not alone
here I am and I have found my home
here I am and I have found my home
here I am and I have found my home
here I am and I have found my home
Track Name: Waveforms
WAVEFORMS
(words and music by Steve Austin)

Upon me I feel your breath
Alone here in the darkness
From where I stand the ocean is endless
And from here I’ll sail away

Upon me I feel you break
On my shores once again
From where we lie the ocean is endless
And from here we’ll sail away

Blue and black will reign in splendour
If we collide our wave will catch the light
Until the sunrise

Our soundwaves, they form a song
And pin-pricks in the darkness
Tattoo in stars across the night sky
‘We sang here and we sailed away’

Blue and black will reign in splendour
If we collide our wave will catch the light
Until the sunrise

Blue and black will reign in splendour
If we collide our wave will catch the light
All hail the sunrise