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she's falling through the cracks stumbling down the stairs ripped to tiny pieces fading far away again running down the street every thought a riddle vision blurred and hazy all her cares a jumble severed from existence what seems to be an end is only the beginning to salvage one last shred I seem to not endure frozen in my mind everything in chaos leading us away smashing into dreams fighting through the night breaking down the doors taking her away again humanity is torn actions are confounded beaten, clawed and damaged where do we go next?
feel the water that falls down and washes me clean from all the stars of the fears that linger in my dreams I want to drive my eyes away no more to wonder taken in the hands of fate days filled with thunder here we are here we stand trapped inside this wonderland moving in circles falling around they go up but we fall down I hear you again again, again I hear you again again, again the nights drown away in stars growing deeper and colder nothing can awake my mind another year older why we always soon forget with no reason how low we are again taken with the seasons
moving into love and lies the house of desire today we fall from eden into the realm of fire scratch my eyes out with fingers like claws let me see the truth i deny the temptation of sinning how do you feel? how do you feel? how do you feel? how do you feel? oblician
Six Days 04:58
how can you find her there when she can't even find herself why weren't you with her there when she always needed you we twist 6 days 6 days we're weeping we're weeping there 6 days 6 days we fall we fall 6 days 6 days we twist 6 days here found at just the wrong time loved at just the right what can you be right here are you a dream in her eyes these days and nights concede as the illusions fade away and as the darkness falls open her up and feel her pain
No tongues speak the same My words don't find them Your lips move for different thoughts I speak no evil No eyes look on the same Your eyes can't feel my pain Sight won't correct your vision I see no evil No ears hear the same My sounds don't correct your days Our ears hear no thoughts I hear no evil
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
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
fly hence, shadows, that do not keep watchful sorrows charm'd in sleep! tho' the eyes be overtaken, yet the heart doth ever waken thoughts chain'd up in busy snares of continual woes and care: love and griefs are so exprest as they rather sigh than rest. fly hence, shadows, that do not keep watchful sorrow charm'd in sleep!
night wonders are wilder hiding higher up so low stars glisten my tears away sun evaporates the stains if i can hold them i will dream them we will find them they will fall there's a place there it will drown you we will find them they will fall everything she thinks has shattered something there again nowhere can you look down and find the piece in me it's a blurred and vicious day you'll never find it you would find me inside again how soon it crumbles she sits she dreams she loves she knows she understands she lives she hates she learns she regrets she stumbles she hurts she cannot remember she is never the same
Voice 01:58
the voice of 30 unite in chords the mirror makes it more in fear of reflection impartial to sight the sky fills your eyes open the door I am drowsy I am alone I hunger though I have plenty I am vulgar I am the rain in the clouds of your mind I bring you memories that around you bind I am anger I am jealousy I prey upon the lightness I am misery
On the Wire 05:14
Nowhere 01:17
To come from nowhere A dream like the past To know the difference Now I find the time
Walls 05:36
walls towering overhead cracks so elegant and split pure white monolith words speak around it pure white and elegant washing walls and so content wishing by the stars at night staring cracking fall apart tonight white light, radiant beams, blackened plague, broken dreams personal feelings for the dead thinking of words that my mother said blackened plague appears on the wall crooked lines broken dead dark stained and elegant blackened walls cracked and condemned pleading falling stars at night dark stains on my heart tonight
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
Otherworld 06:04
in the sunlight I'll be on the horizon on the other side of time we will linger finding our way north on the other side of life stillness inside slip the knife into the crescent moon on the other side of time luminescence spins us around the compass on the other side of life anima mundi I hear it otherworld I see it terra firma over the ground climbing beyond the waters on the other side of time sever phantom kindred form of existence on the other side of life innocent wonder textures encircle the sleeping on the other side of time in the moonlight safely beyond the horizon on the other side of life


XV is a special limited-edition 15th anniversary CD. The CD includes 15 tracks spanning the band's 15 year history, including demos, remixes, previously unreleased outtakes and two brand-new songs.


released December 13, 2007

Mastered by John Stinson at Stinson Studios, Austin, Texas.

Layout and design by Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman.

Inside photos by Jessie Therriault, Cindy Adzuki Chang, E. Katie Holm, Donna Clancy Goertz, and Chad Van Pelt.

2007 photos by Cindy Adzuki Chang.


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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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