Shadows & Smoke

by Gio Navas

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Saraphia I love the songs on this album! Gio Navas has a wonderful voice whose lyrics and instrumentation are simply phenomenal!
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jule I love your wonderful lyrics and melodies-haunting and powerful. Hopefully you are recording more for us here at Bandcamp. Pleeeease?!
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released March 23, 2016

Production and audio engineering by Lucero Productions
Songs written and performed by Gio Navas
Album artwork by Gio Navas and Mauricio Duque (photographer)

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Gio Navas Miami, Florida

I write songs about books/anime on the internet, am not always on-pitch, and love Riza Hawkeye way too much.

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Track Name: Human
There’s a man-eating demon, it’s clawing at my chest.
I can’t explain it. I don’t understand its darkness yet.
I’m standing on the frontlines. The world is black and red.
I want to save us but you can’t save what’s already dead.

Humanity is in our hands.
I don’t want to be afraid but the blood rises every day.
We’re fighting at the crossroads of our lives
and we’re not going to lose.
Our will to live will pull us through.

We come from different stories, dark shadows in our eyes.
We fight to live, and yet, to fight is a promise to die.
Our hearts are pulsing hot. And we are terrified.
Seeing a better world is not done without sacrifice.

Humanity is in our hands.
I don’t want to be afraid. The body count rises every day.
We’re fighting at the crossroads of our lives
and we’re not going to lose.
Our will to live will pull us through.

We’re human, we’re alive.
We’re not ready to die.
We’re gambling with our souls
to see a better world.

We’re human, we’re alive.
We’ll do more than just survive.
Our will’s stronger than fear.
We’re human.
We’re still here.

Humanity is in our hands.
And we are still afraid, but we keep fighting anyway.
We draw blades at the crossroads of our lives
and we’re not going to lose.
Our will to live will pull us through.

We’re human, we’re alive.
We’ll do more than survive.
Track Name: Into the Darkness
The air is thick and smoky. Salvation’s in a dream.
I walked for miles and miles until the road blurred ahead of me.
The ashes settle down like poison in our lungs.
If I tell you I love you, will dying be sweeter for us?

But I see you and it’s the only thing that’s keeping me alive.
I can feel your hand and suddenly I’m not so terrified.
And I’d give anything to ease the panic in your eyes.
Into the darkness we will fight.

I hear the monsters howling visceral agony.
Your hands are growing cold. I won’t let them take you from me.
I’m slipping from my head. I’m anchored by your skin.
It’s a nightmarish game, but, together, will win.

‘Cause I see you and it’s the only thing that’s keeping me alive.
And I can feel your hand and suddenly I’m not so terrified.
And I’d give anything to ease the panic in your eyes.
Into the darkness we will fight.

The smoke is billowing
and now it’s hard to see.
Please don’t let go.
The panic’s slipping over, caging me.

Blackened waves crashing through,
I’m losing grip of you.
Please stay with me.
Follow my voice and we will make it through.

‘Cause I see you and it’s the only thing that’s keeping me alive.
And I can feel your hand and suddenly I’m not so terrified.
And I’d give anything to ease the panic in your eyes.
Into the darkness you and I.
Into the darkness you and I.
Track Name: Hey Now
Hey now.
Take a look around.
Look at all you’ve done,
all that you’ve torn down.

Hey there.
Citizens are scared.
Why don’t you think twice before throwing bombs in the air?

Hey now! Who’s listening?
My words are unscripted.
Hey now, open your eyes.
Hey now.
Hey now.
Get up and fight.

You’ve taken all that you can take from me
and I don’t need your sorry eyes to see.
I’m not a ghost
I’m in the flesh.
Guess I’m good at evading death.

I feel it like a throbbing in my brain.
I know who I am. We’re not the same.
I’m not the legend that I was.
I’m standing here a champion.

Hey now.
Take a look around.
Look at all the bodies that are scattered on the ground.

Hey there.
Citizens beware:
the people that you trust can soon become your worst nightmare.

Hey now! I’m listening.
Their message is cryptic.
Hey now, turn on the light.
Hey now.
Hey now.
Get up and fight.

You’ve turned me into something that I’m not.
I’m standing with a gun held on the spot.
Pull the trigger.
Who am I?
Redesign me. Let it fly.

My eyes are clear and I see farther now.
You put on quite a show, so take a bow.
I’m not the prodigy I was.
I’m standing here a champion.

Hey now! Who’s listening?
Their message is cryptic?
Hey now.
Hey now.
Hey now.
Fight now.

Hey now.
Hey now.
Hey now.
Hey now.

Hey now.
Hey now.
Hey now
Hey now!

Standing hand in hand. Take your best shot.
We’re taking back the world you took from us.
Hey now.
Break down.
We’re proud.
Fight now.

Bullets cannot kill immortal hearts.
You never had a prayer from the start.
(Hey now)
Can you hear?
(Hey now)
Losing fear.

Standing hand in hand. Take your best shot.
We’re taking back the world you took from us.
Hey now.
Break down.
We’re proud.
Fight now.

Legendary prodigy.
Fight with us we’ll set you free.

Hey now.
Track Name: Brave
Let me tell you who I am.
I’ll write the story in my blood.
My past self doesn’t give a damn.
They died alongside everyone.

Silence left me terrified
but it brought me back to life.
In the dark we'll open our eyes.

And here we are.
Alive so far.
Burning out like shooting stars.
But withering,
I've broken free of a curse that nearly killed me.

We don’t fight for vengeance
We’re bleeding from our hearts.
The nightmare lies behind us.
It’s too late for us to restart.
But here is where good men come to die.
A price paid for my blind sacrifice.

Stumbling through a lucid dream,
challenged by the toxic air.
The battle lives inside of me.
I see its shadows everywhere.

I was once buried alive.
I still don't know how I survived.
And fire doesn't burn so well
after you've dragged yourself from Hell.

But here you are.
My guiding star.
What lies behind my beating heart.
We haven't died.
Burning inside, reclaiming fragments of our lives.

We don’t fight for vengeance
We’re bleeding from our hearts.
The nightmare lies behind us.
It’s too late for us to restart.
But here is where good men come to die.
A price paid for my blind sacrifice.

Seconds are abstracted.
We’re measured by our breaths.
But I’m not disillusioned.
We’re not fighting to the death.

I can’t tell where the days end.
The future’s infinite.
But we’re in this together so I’m less afraid of it.

We don’t fight for vengeance
We’re bleeding from our hearts.
The nightmare lies behind us.
Now is our moment to restart.
Here is where evil comes to die.
Here is where the brave come to fight.
Today is our last sacrifice.
The road towards our beckoning light.
Track Name: Shadows & Smoke
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t pay attention to the fire.
We’ll be okay.
The famous last words of a liar.

And I can’t think of anything more beautiful
than dying by your side.

I just wish it could be in another world
where nothing’s left behind.

So take my hand.
Here’s where our story ends.

In the darkness I don’t feel so cold.
The ashes fall like rain.
But somehow we’re okay.

Our story drifts between shadows and smoke.
Immortal in the air.
He can find us anywhere.

The embers die.
I realize that we have carried over at last.

But he can find your voice and mine within the starlight,
guiding his path.

In the darkness I don’t feel so cold.
The ashes fall like rain.
But somehow we’re okay.

Our story drifts between shadows and smoke.
Immortal in the air.
He can find us anywhere.

Immortal in the air.
Immortal in the air.