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released December 16, 1997

engineered and mixed fall 1997 by Roger Fracé, produced by the Machine in the Garden

mastered by Chris Flam at Mindswerve Studios

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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: Final Form
where sky greets fire
and time clings to the mind
self illusions flickering images
shadows of pantomime
gestures of a forgotten age
creation from wisdom failed
reflections draw near
grasping at the formless

dreams speak gibberish
thoughts stutter and slur
mind rambles on aimlessly

drifting by desire
depth of binding nightmare
lifted from time and space
a fragile attempt
night circles and falls inside
burning in the eyes
placidity encloses
into final form

dreams speak gibberish
thoughts stutter and slur
mind rambles on aimlessly
Track Name: Falling into the Sea
that in realization
ceases to be mine
in existence in visions
arising in nothing
but having in everything

see in the distance
in the span of dreams
to sleep in the birth of the wind
and fly in the consciousness
of your mind

time coming true
if only to need me
in encompassing
love falling
into the sea
Track Name: Dreams of the Absent
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: Words in Heaven Lost
sincerity in patience
words in heaven lost

obliquely in my mind
faithfully gone by

we are following the same path
recognize the loss

like water in my hands
weakness takes a hold

it very well may not be me
i'm solidifying nothing

get out of this
thinking into fits
Track Name: Twenty Shadows
each substance of grief, hath twenty shadows
which shows like grief itself, but is not so
for sorrows' eye, glazed with blinding tears
divides one thing entire to many objects
like perspectives, which gazed upon show nothing but confusion
eyed awry, distinguished form, find shapes of grief more than himself to wail
which for things true weeps though things imaginary
for sorrows' eye, glazed with blinding tears
divides one thing entire to many objects
Track Name: This Arising, That Arises
-part 1, vocal A-
existential anxiety
vicious circling
greed, hate and delusion
becoming me
encompassing moments
life as becoming

-part 1, vocal B-
recognition of desire
generalizing fear
in body and in mind
clinging to strength
perpetuation of existence
arising only to cease
conscious identification

-part 2, vocal A and B-
a point in moments
joined yet free
this arising, that arises
reflections on wisdom
a state of suffering
a longing that now bleeds

-part 3-
this arising, that arises
perpetuation of existence
arising only to cease
Track Name: Corpus Christi (love will die)
the night dragged by on the altar of repose
with something funereal about the white rose
the deep rumbling of the organ screamed revenge
for the hours of desolation within

kneeling there in prayer she wept
for the loss of her life and the boy who slept
never to see her again in the falling rain
she cried out loud, she cried in pain

lost to him and lost to her
the love flies blindly in an empty world
finding naught but pain and death inside
leaves our world to hate and desire

the illumination in the chapel dimmed
as the candle lit lamps burned in the wind
the draft of God came in to pray
with those inside who remembered judgment day

come Monday the black robes find it as quiet as sin
the day before, the crowds came in, to get
a piece of the sacrament that can save
them from the memory of that rainy day

if there's pain inside - love will die
if there's hate inside - love will die
Track Name: Shadowy Depths
moonlight filters inward
caressing blackness looks on
i reach for you, bring me near
wide eyes i drop downward

shadowy depths in dreams
shoving walls aside

this is where i find my fear
the wasteland climbs inward
within my mind reaching deeper
pushing you into darkness

shadowy depths in dreams
shoving walls aside
Track Name: Primevil
reaching toward empyrean
abode of paradise above
ignorant in life, innocent in death
the ones who took to dreaming
you can find them waiting
in a realm of fire, ambit of light
emblazoned in their minds
an elegy of fright

are eyes like stars burning bright
like pinholes in the sky
and how far can they see
elusive faces turning white

hidden faces in the dark
lie in the fear of secrets
afraid of surprise, superstition cries
words that deny their feelings
gone without a whisper
in the shelter of the ground
bodies curl like broken molds
disappear without a sound

are eyes like stars burning bright
like pinholes in the sky
and how far can they see
elusive faces turning white
descend from flurries in the clouds
the captives in the ground
Track Name: Cut Me
ocean waves glow
in the moon light
sensory deprivation
moonlight shines
eerie glow reflects
from his face

like driving rain
like drowning angels

the blood that flows
red then blue
oxygen deprivation
enter a new state of mind
as then angels fly to catch me

like razor sharp moonlight
like drowning angels

ocean waves glow in the moonlight
I'm motionless and alone
angel's wings glow in the moonlight
glorious and white as stone (and alone)

like falling stars
there's nothing that can hurt me
Track Name: Dark Splintered Heart (mutation engine)
my mouth opened by a scream
my body bound in chains
my soul corrupted by darkness
my heart filled with pain
my eyes burned with images
my ears ringing with bells
my stomach taken by nausea
my hands pierced with nails

body to body, fear to fear
eye to eye, tear to tear
body to body, pain to pain
mouth to mouth, again and again…

all that i wanted, all that i could
of your deep dark splintered heart
i do what i know, i do what i should
dear god don't tear me apart

my eyes saw your troubles
my mouth spoke your words
my ears heard your screams
my ideas destroyed your world

body to body, fear to fear
eye to eye, tear to tear
body to body, pain to pain
mouth to mouth, again and again…

all that i wanted, all that i could
of your deep dark splintered heart
i do what i know, i do what i should
dear god don't tear me apart

all that you wanted, all that you could
see the pain in my eyes
drive your anger into my soul
don't know the reasons why

all that i wanted, all that i could
of your deep dark splintered heart
i do what i know, i do what i should
dear god don't tear me apart
Track Name: CryGods (mind overdrive)
the gods are crying and the clouds are blowing overhead
the gathering in black for the mourning of the dead
rain falling in torrents bringing life to the ground
no way to break the feelings to which i am bound

a single black dress flows whispfully in the wind
the woman underneath her heart as black as sin
no way to understand the feelings she has found
no way to break the feelings to which she is bound
Track Name: Cut Me (eerie glow)
ocean waves glow
in the moon light
sensory deprivation
moonlight shines
eerie glow reflects
from his face

like driving rain
like drowning angels

the blood that flows
red then blue
oxygen deprivation
enter a new state of mind
as then angels fly to catch me

like razor sharp moonlight
like drowning angels

ocean waves glow in the moonlight
I'm motionless and alone
angel's wings glow in the moonlight
glorious and white as stone (and alone)

like falling stars
there's nothing that can hurt me
Track Name: Altered Form
where sky greets fire
and time clings to the mind
self illusions flickering images
shadows of pantomime
gestures of a forgotten age
creation from wisdom failed
reflections draw near
grasping at the formless

dreams speak gibberish
thoughts stutter and slur
mind rambles on aimlessly

drifting by desire
depth of binding nightmare
lifted from time and space
a fragile attempt
night circles and falls inside
burning in the eyes
placidity encloses
into final form

dreams speak gibberish
thoughts stutter and slur
mind rambles on aimlessly
Track Name: Cold
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