Songbird

by NAVI

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I’ve always felt things with extreme intensity, the highs and the lows, the darkest days and most beautiful moments. It’s always been my blessing and my curse, my inner reality. When I was 12, I began writing songs and ever since, music has been my escape, my hope, my everything. Even when I stopped believing in myself, I kept believing in my music. The songs you will hear are scattered pieces of my four-chambered heart, crystallized and crafted to tell more than a story. They will take you through all the chaotic but harmonizing moods of my journey: the sexy playfulness, the enchanting darkness, the serene innocence and the soul storms. I’ve always had a thing for wings – and all winged things. Today, the wings of my music are spreading farther and wider than I’ve ever dreamed. Now, I am becoming all I’ve wanted to be and more – the woman, the poet, the child, the resilient soul, the restless seeker – all in the songs of a bird.

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released June 8, 2017

Music & Lyrics: NAVI / Marian Nica
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Marian Nica @ NMC Productions
Solo guitar on "The Burning Process": Andrei Grigore (Mega)
Executive producer: Marian Nica

Art direction: Marian Nica and NAVI
Illustrations: Cristina Calara

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NAVI Bucharest, Romania

If music is the soundtrack to life, I write for drama / toxic magic love / stormy breakups, white nights and messy mornings.

My debut album "Songbird" is OUT NOW.

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Track Name: Adentro
I know that you’ve got more than a lot
Of lovin’ to give but you keep telling me
We should stop
I know you want in, so deep within
Without feeling you days are wastin’ away
Won’t you stay?

Lay me down where I belong
On the floor, it’s been so long
Since I felt you, really felt you
I used to sing the saddest songs
Now it’s time to move on from this darkness
From this darkness…

T’espero adentro, tú eres el centro
De mi mundo, profundo el amor
que yo siento por ti
Mmm… no es fácil de decir

The trouble with you, you make me feel like a fool
I want it so bad that it’s makin’ me mad
What can I do?
The trouble with me when I crawl at your feet
I got no dignity when I’m beggin’ for love
Can’t you see?

Me dices “seas calma” que “no quiero más drama”
Pero mi alma te llama en la noche en mi cama
Y lo más importante, nuestro amor es delirante
Es un proceso, un peso inmenso, intenso y
El amor ideal es un poco irreal, sobrenatural
Universal, total, nada más
Te quiero adentro hasta’l final
Track Name: Think
Who am I kidding? I can’t stop this feeling
It takes me high, it takes me low
And I don’t know which way to go
Your lips – deceiving, but I’m not leavin’
There’s no amount of lies I wouldn’t take
Just to see your face another day

Say I’m crazy, I’m crazy for you
I think with my heart and my soul and my… Uuh!
Think with my... Uuh!

It’s not in my power to stop countin’ the hours
Until I’m back where I belong
To feel this love that feels so strong
It’s so electric, no second guessin’
There’s no amount of pain I wouldn’t take just to play

I wish there was another way
But I can’t keep myself away from you
It’s crazy, but it’s true, I’m crazy just for you
And there’s no other way
I just can’t keep my hands away from you
I’m just thinkin’ with my... Uuh

Say I’m crazy, I’m crazy for you
Don’t you know that I adore you
With all of my... Uuh! All of my... just for you
Track Name: Picture Perfect
What’s behind the perfect picture that she posted?
Does she know where you’d been the night before?
Does she suspect that you used those arms to hold me
And how endlessly you kissed me in the cold?

And I opened up to you
Forgetting lies, forgetting truth
Forgetting what I shouldn’t do
‘Cause all I have is you

And it hurts like hell
Picture perfect memories
Instead of her it should be me
Babe, you know it hurts like hell
Playing house and raising kids
It’s like she’s fucking breaking, stealing, living my dreams

From my bed you went back into her arms
You washed away the girl you left behind
And those hands so soft and warm that pleased my
body
Are wrapped around her waist so proudly now

I’ve seen your eyes burn in the dark
And I was the one to light up the spark
I had you free, had you wicked & wild
I know your dark side

It hurts like hell, I can never tell
To be the other woman in his game
It hurts…
The picture perfect memories
I know you’ll never-ever share with me.
Track Name: Heart Of Stone
Never thought I could feel so alone
Never thought that my heart could turn to stone
But you, you made it possible
Never thought I could live without living
Never thought you could leave with no reason
Oh, but you… you made it possible

For a second there, I forgot who I was
I forgot what I wanted to be
I forgot how it felt to breathe in the air, believe in love,
Feel the sand on my feet

Bring it back, bring it back
Whatever you took, bring it back

I think you planned the perfect goodbye
Without knowing the when and the why
You, you made it impossible
Never thought there would be no forever
I look at you and you look like a stranger
After all, how’s that possible?

You left me alone
with a heart of stone
Bring it back
Track Name: The Burning Process
I wrote it letter by letter, perfectly together
All those pages now, I wanna watch them turn
Used to burn with desire, caught in the fire
Sweeping through the ashes, now I finally learn

I was feeding the hunger
Lost in the house of thunder
I made my wrongs feel right
Just to pass the time...

One by one, the bridges burn
And I will not be waiting on your return
One by one, the bridges burn
And I will not be waiting on your return

I was losing my mind drawing those lines
Bottom of the bottle, I... couldn't drink you away
I was watching the flames invite and invade
Disintegrate all that I am

I used to burn with desire 'til I became the fire
All those bridges now, I wanna watch them burn
Track Name: Eyes Wide Shut
I’ve been crazy, a little... jaded
Under the radar
I under…estimated
I’ve been lonely
Without someone to hold me
A little too proud to say it out loud
Wanted someone to love me

I held my tears ‘cause nobody could stop them
I dropped my fears ‘cause nobody could top them
I threw my rocks and I built them a bottom…

Tell me how does it feel
When you doubt everyone and everything?
Tell me how does it feel
When you’ve been where I’ve been
And you don’t feel a thing?
With my heart wide open
I keep dreaming away
With my eyes wide shut
I want you to stay
Could it be possible
That we found each other?

I've been messy... passive-agressive
Holdin' my ground, safe but not sound
I've been restless, I was losing my patience
A little too proud to say it out loud
Track Name: Put Him To Sleep
My girlfriends warned me he’s an animal
That kind of predator, cold-blooded criminal
Before he played me I could bet he was one in a million
So I went to the vet for a second opinion

If he’s allowed to rip my heart without a warning
I’ll get revenge on the edge, he won’t see it coming

I’ll put my lover to sleep ‘cause he fuckin’ deserves it
He lies and he cheats more than he’s worth it
Make him pay, it’s okay, for the way that he hurt me
If he’s fuckin’ with me, I’ll put my lover to sleep
I’ll put my lover to sleep, I’ll put my lover to sleep,
I’ll put my love, love, lover, put my my lover to sleep

How many milligrams per pound for an overdose?
His betrayal’s worth more than his weight in gold
He pretended ‘til the end he’s the answer to my wishes
Then he tore my fairtytale to irregular pieces

I’m not his miss, misstress, I’m a fearless tigress, lioness,
No stress - if he bites, I’ll bite right back, I’ll bite right back

I’ll put my lover to sleep, I’ll put my lover to sleep,
I’ll put my love
Put my my lover to sleep.
Track Name: Poison Of Choice
I know that you’ve got more than a lot
My poison of choice is the sound of our voices
When we find our harmony between pain and extasy
There is no escape, I keep repeatin’ this tape
Addiction and denial, new record every time

Please, stay here... say I’m all you need

This love is my curse, my best and my worst
And it’s hard to let go of the sweetest pain I know
This love is my curse, a blessing I don’t deserve
And it’s hard to let go of the sweetest pain I know

Do you you still feel those butterflies
When you look deep into my eyes?
Do you still see right through me?
I know you like to hurt me so bad
And we both know there’s no way back
Do you still feel those butterflies when you see me
cryin’?

This love can break my bones and take the best of me
This love can take me apart until I’m finally free

This love... my best, my worst, my curse, this love.
Track Name: My Diary
You have this image of me, what I’m supposed to be
And I can’t count all the times you said I was done for
But I’ve come pretty far for a girl with big dreams in a small town
And it might sound cliché, but I did it my way
And I don’t look back in anger
I won’t hold it against you, I might even pretend to
Be grateful for your absence

I wrote it all, so I know
That every step has brought me closer
And if you wonder where I’ve been
I’m leavin’ you my diary
I wrote it all, so you know
I’m feeling older, but not wiser
And if you wonder what it means
It’s all in my diary

With no rooftop over my head, I felt
Free to roam and write my story
And I might not be quite there yet
But I ain’t lookin’ for no hometown glory
And I’ve always had a thing for bad boys
You’ll find me where there’s trouble
What matters most always cut through the noise
I made music from my sorrow

… of dreams
I dream big, don’t know other way to do it
So don’t judge me, there’s nothing to it
I want everything, it’s all or nothing
So don’t judge me

I’m leaving you my diary
So read every page, yeah, read every page of me
Track Name: Songbird
Once upon a time, where the white poppies grow
In a land with no dark, where there was only love
A tiny, fragile songbird used to dream at night
To get there, in that special place
That’s where she never got

Oh, no, no, no, I’m the only one who knows

Songbird is tired, songbird is weak
She can’t fly no more with her broken wings
Songbird is finished, she can’t even dream
Someone took away all she believed in

She tried to be strong and to hold her head up
But the storm put her down, so she never came back
The story is sad, but what’s past must be past
Maybe on another string she will make it last

And she may say she will stand like a rock
But the most gentle wind can turn her to dust
Oh, no, no, no, I’m the only one who knows

Songbird is tired, songbird is…
Me.