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A collection of rare tracks including compilation appearances and other scarce material.

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released October 31, 2014

Cover drawing by Rebecca Colleen Miller

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the Machine in the Garden Austin, Texas

The Machine in the Garden is a gothic/darkwave duo featuring Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman. Since their formation, Roger and Summer have developed and advanced their unique style through years of collaborating and intertwining their musical tastes.

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Track Name: Falling Softly
Softly…
Her tears rang loud as lightning
And colder than snow

Snowflakes falling softly…

Glistening world of dreams
As snowflakes fall, softly

A thousand colors bloom
Inside one of none

Falling softly…

The new day hides my sun
I need…

Falling softly…

Of bright frozen light
Of days dressed in white

Softly…
Track Name: Far From Home
When she fair and lonely
Finds her heart far from home
Beloved of that wondrous place
Why did she ever roam?

Wandering across the hills at nigh
All that she loved is lost
To find her way back again
Would come at to high a cost

Outcast of her own accord
And fallen far away
She searched her soul for the answers there
In the depths of night and day

Growing old and weary
Walking a forbidden path
Taking a journey beyond her sphere
She feared the lady's wrath

She found her way home at last
Raising her arms up high
Tears gleamed within her eyes
The rose into the sky
Track Name: The Unaware (smooth motion mix)
the other sun is burning
as they bite inside
they will find you there
standing there

fighting with the sky tonight
i can't forget
why can't we see them
the always unaware

in the time of yearning
this place and energy
the smooth motion
of the trees
Track Name: Midnight (dancing there)
glistening in the snow
the world carries on
now I find the time has come
the truth I face alone

tell them they don't love you
ask them if they care
the coldness of their faces
the burden they all bear

it finds me
clouds parting
invades me
midnight standing there

the winters they have come
to cast on brighter days
silver stars in blackness
slowly find their way

as the nighttime falls
the children they all gasp
closed up tight for dreaming
you know they are the last

tonight the silent stillness
now has come
to put the world in motion
tonight it must be done
Track Name: Coventry Carol
Lully, Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day.
This poor youngling for whom we sing
By, by, lully, lullay.

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day.
His men of might, in his own sight,
All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever morn and day,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.
By, by, lully, lullay.

By, by, lully, lullay.
Track Name: Suspend (eclectica mix)
Trapped in time
At the edge of reality
If I could stand
And look it in the eyes
And change back
To the way things were
Take everything away
So I am not suspended
Suspended above my life
Hovering around my fears
Feelings change
You've changed too

And I can't speak
And I can't know
And I'm not alone
And I fall

And I am far
And I am fear
And my tears flood
And I fall

And I can't see
And I can't leave
And I'm far beyond
And I fall

And I am near
And I am real
And my heart longs
And I am
Track Name: Machinery (mind/body mix)
our minds and bodies are merely machines
absolute chaos
Track Name: Dreams of the Absent (orchestral)
ignorant human's grave in the domain of dreams
sleepy wandering fantasies in the air
captured addicted spirit in the world of the dead
cease to exist, body without a soul, senseless stare

when time cascades into the dawn
when life clings to the weary frame
when binding disbelief takes hold
when i dissolve into the rain

who can come and go
gazing at the stars in the sky
journey's difficult for some
the passage into the next world comes
where angels fly into the dawn
bound by chains restrained to walls
where devils claw in the night
tortured souls igniting flaming fall

when time cascades into the dawn
when life clings to the weary frame
when binding disbelief takes hold
when i dissolve into the rain
Track Name: Miserere Mei (vocal)
Miserere, miserere mei Deus
Secundum magnam, misericordiam
Misericordiam tuam
Et secundum multitudinem
Miserationum tuarum
Dele iniquitatem meam
Track Name: Hidden
can you hear them?
can you know them?
can you find them?

they will find you
they will know you

can you hear them?
Track Name: Cold (ambient)
the beautiful have come
to take me away
a deep dark grave
awaits it's day
the coldness of the flowers
is my only warmth
for the cold is the darkness
that is left all alone

cold eyes gaze
upon the cold stone
tear filled eyes
as she mourns all alone

the beautiful have come
and taken me away
the deep dark grave
has seen its day
the flowers have died
the people gone home
I'm left cold in the darkness
left cold and all alone
Track Name: Winter Fell (live)
Waiting for my own fault
I doubt the long road
There's a place I must go to
Won't I wander alone

Into the trail of the wind
Across a foreign soil
Tired and colder
I long to return

I'm not my own self
A new life
She treads behind me
A white dream

Running from the shadows
Running home
They're fast behind me
A breath each night

Where are you now
A long continent to go
A vision of forests
I speak the words…of wisdom