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One Winter's Night…

by the Machine in the Garden

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Falling, Too 06:33
transformed in oblivion a bright flutter falling all around street lights flicker within their torn eyes come see the winters in our brighter days come see the winters come see our winters in our brighter days silver scapes falling onto their shoulders come see our winters in our brighter days silver scapes falling onto their shoulders upon the palette of almost blackness come see our winters rhythmically flowing and deafened their minds it deafened their minds come see our winters
in the shadows of the night illusions show the reflection of a voice of illusion how to find these illusions keep them locked away inside of illusions in the shadows of the night illusions show the reflection of a voice slips down walls it glistens in the snow and now and then heavens collide and burst in tattered stars their eyes pass us by left alone regain calamity peering downward the doors spin around the mazes in my mind holding their fears close strangely shy taken to dream forever by my side they can't know anyway all the time my hands drive you far out of site can't leave it now the oceans flow inside
Control 03:40
walk through the door into her night time orb leading light away from you she's standing in the shadows reshaping the room for her intentions she slams your doors and hides inside the walls lead their dreams in rivers flowing streams of love and hate each night she enters she's the master of your fate entering their minds she stares the good thoughts down sleeping children cry inside the horror of her arms unfeeling of emotion she will smother and encompass you don't run away you cannot hide
Lost in Side 04:52
dreams of self in the darkening light a lingering scent of eternal night wolves howl long and the people scream clenching their bones with forbidden dreams alone in pain with no one here fear to scream, fear to tear darkness sighs and all is clear for only shadows can draw near wandering paths that were never trod why weren't you there by the holy pond? I see the waters of that misty day images of love keep me away this is for you and you alone there's nothing left of my emotion a lost embrace within my mind thoughts so bright my eyes go blind
Miserere Mei 03:07
Miserere, miserere mei Deus Secundum magnam, misericordiam Misericordiam tuam Et secundum multitudinem Miserationum tuarum Dele iniquitatem meam
Fear No More 04:38
fear no more the heat 'o the sun nor the furious winters rages thou thy worldly task hast done home art gone and ta'en they wages golden lads and girls all must as chimney sweepers come to dust fear no more the lightning flash nor th'all dreaded thunder stone fear not slander, censure rash thou hast finish'd joy and mourn all lovers young and all lovers must consign to thee and come to dust no exorcisor harm thee! nor no witchcraft charm thee! ghost unlaid forbear thee! nothing ill come near thee! quiet consummation have and renowned be thy grave! thy grave…
Ex Oblivione 04:09
these are my last days my last dreams unfamiliar stars shine in foreboding skies soft rain taps lightly on my cold body journey under the world into dreams of mist silent trees glowing in the moonlight across shady groves drifting through the valley twisting, gnarled trees in forgotten woods finding desolate stones arches through walkways beneath overgrown castles haunting in the world of dreams flying in the mists of trees vines and stones veil them now where labyrinths grew loving and vibrant comes the light from behind the shining doors laid within the antique wall I pass into the space I'm blending and bleeding into nothing being with no one these are my last days my last dreams
the sleep of angels in your arms views from the gardens do no wrong in each others eyes never come to harm love to love and blood to blood rain clouds in the sky tonight evening dreams as evening calls rain falls from the sky tonight evening peace as evening falls images as pretty as peace a view cascaded with its leaves the dearest rose the prince of peace petals floating in the evening breeze
see the petals in the windows of their eyes staring back at me again outside the window rain falls bright clouds in my sky finding nothing in their faces of their eyes I see nothing but the stars outside the window stars fade clouds covering my sky
she said that I could not have all the things I wanted and in the end I found the span of fortune's decade and as the years pass by feeding non-emotion more of the world I possess less of myself I encompass never needing intangible their joys and their sorrows why should I care to find a love to last past tomorrow and in the end I find does it really matter what things we take with us to be alone with everything is to be alone…
Lullaby 02:37
in quiet and rest calm and content let the night circle and fall the candle burns and stars shine in the sky I am comfort a place to keep you safe I will hold you until the soft rays of sun warm your face and in your mind gentle dreams will brush against your thoughts and love will soothe your soul
Midnight 04:27
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


One Winter’s Night…, released in 1999, honed the band’s sound in a more ethereal direction, merging intricate musical structures with emotional lyrics.


released May 1, 1999

Performed & Produced by Roger Fracé & Summer Bowman

Engineered & Mixed by Roger Fracé
Assisted by Summer Bowman
Additional Engineering on Io’s Departure by Chris Flam & Steve Copel
Mastered by Dick Charles Mastering, New York City
Layout & Design by Roger Fracé & Summer Bowman

Io’s Departure lyrics by Aeschylus from Prometheus Bound, translated by David Grene, from Complete Greek Tragedies, Grene & Lattimore, eds. Published by The University of Chicago Press. Used with permission.

Roger Fracé: sequencing, guitars, bass, vocals
Summer Bowman: vocals, sequencing, flute


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the Machine in the Garden Austin, Texas

The Machine in the Garden is an independent 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. ... more

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