Under Diamond Skies

by Navaro

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‘Under Diamond Skies’ (2008) is in many ways a reflective, ‘confessional’ album touching on life’s challenges and recent losses in the band. New songs were finding their feet with the exciting possibilities presented by having additional vocalists and the perfect studio set-up.
The album was commissioned by Halo records who were keen to hear how Beth Navaro would follow her Country album debut . The label boss came to a rehearsal where he met Steve and Pete who were backing Beth as she sang their songs. An offer was made that if the three singers would form an act he would pay for them to make an album. Navaro, the band, was born.
Mike Maslen (Halo) introduced Navaro to Mark Stevens, a producer in Northamptonshire. His rural studio, warmth, skill and humour made him the perfect man for the Navaro album.
The album took around six months to record. It was a learning experience for Navaro and the songs found their voice with a number of truly heartfelt performances.
The album title occurred as a band member looked up one clear autumn night as he walked home to his boat in the countryside. Everyone who had touched the lives of the band, both now and in the past were sleeping Under Diamond Skies.
The album is now the property of Navaro and is available via the Leading Horses Records website.

CD TRACKLISTING
1. When You Go From My Door (White)
2. Made To Match (White)
3. Home (Austin)
4. Always (White)
5. Moonrise (Austin)
6. Our Time Is Now (Austin)
7. Time (White)
8. Orphans (Austin)
9. Stepping Back From The Edge (Austin)
10. For A While (White)
11. Like The Rain (Austin)
12. Blackbird (Navaro)

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released November 3, 2008

Performed by Navaro (Steve Austin, Beth Navaro and Pete White)
Recorded and produced by Mark Stevens (Moulton Sound Studio) and on Steve's narrowboat.

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Navaro England, UK

‘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: When You Go From My Door
When You Go From My Door
(written by Pete White)

As you pack all your things
My heart begins to sink
But I knew that the time would come
To make it out on your own
And lead this life alone
For we’re all in need of room to grow

When you go from my door
You must mind how you go
Mind how you go for me

With the boxes away
The room still feels the same
And reminders of how you were still hang there
Then some nights I forget
When all the locks were set
I’ll leave the bottom one free so you can get in

When you go from my door
You must mind how you go
Mind how you go for me
Let me be rest assured
You will find your own road
Mind how you go for me

For me
For me

When you go from my door
You must mind how you go
Mind how you go for me
Let me be rest assured
You will find your way home
Mind how you go for me
Track Name: Home
Home
(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: Moonrise
MOONRISE
(Words and music Steve Austin)

like the breeze
on still water
time gently breathes
but won’t turn the tide

and I can feel
his breath upon me
and I can love
the man inside

and I can know
that time will change us
but I will find him still
in his eyes

and the hurricane won’t turn the tide
love the life we live
for the moon will rise

what are we
but soul companions
for a moment
for a song
and we will dance
upon still water
like the sunlight
until we’re gone


and the hurricane won’t turn the tide
love the life we live
for the moon will rise
Track Name: Our Time Is Now
Our Time Is Now
(words and music by Steve Austin)
Come gather around
I speak only words
In languages and strange voices
Wherever you are
And wherever your heart is
From this home don’t be parted

Our time is now
Let nothing divide
Or tear us from what we have started
Though all things must end
This day is not ours to be parted

May thy will be done
And may also be mine
Through words and through choices
May we find our own way
And learn to be wiser
And as one raise our voices

Our time is now
Let nothing divide
Or tear us from what we have started
Though all things must end
This day is not ours to be parted

From what we have started x 4

Our time is now
Let nothing divide
Or tear us from what we have started
Though all things must end
This day is not ours to be parted

For wherever you are
And wherever your heart is
From this home don’t be parted
Track Name: Orphans
ORPHANS (words and music Steve Austin)

it’s time to burn these bridges down
no ‘silver girl’ can sail these troubled waters
I’m weary but I’m walking tall
these tears are not of shame they will not drown us

lay me down in waters deep
let me lie in dreamless sleep
with storm above in calm beneath
are the two I lost and the love they gave me

now is not for looking back
the past it always sails not far behind me
and it may call me gently home
but into Siren arms it will not tempt me

lay me down in waters deep
let me lie in dreamless sleep
with storm above in calm beneath
are the two I lost and the love they gave me

I’m not down I’m walking out
I’m on the street again, where will it take me
it’s time to burn these bridges down
lie still in waters deep ‘til morning wake me

‘til morning wake me
‘til morning wake me
‘til morning wake me
‘til morning wake me
Track Name: Stepping Back From The Edge
STEPPING BACK FROM THE EDGE
(words and music Steve Austin)

How do you know when the party is over
when smiles have worn thin and jokes have been told
and the lines of our laughter show age follows beauty
and age without wisdom isn’t funny at all

The song that he sang said ‘all roads lead somewhere’
I pray for the strength to find a new way
so that all we made is battered but not broken
the step I must take before it’s too late
though all we made is battered, it’s still not broken
this step we must take before it’s too late
Track Name: Like The Rain
LIKE THE RAIN

(words and music by Steve Austin)

Can you hear me
As I sing
Like the rain upon the leaves above you
Such a gentle sound then it’s gone

Can you feel me
As I touch
Like the rain upon your skin I kiss you
Such a gentle touch then it’s gone
But it will return
To your life again

Do you miss me
As you weep
Like the rain upon your face they’re falling
All those gentle tears are not wrong
And I may be gone
But you are still my son

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