Carve out the excess

To maintain the essential

Lose your mind

Attack the passion

Until it is a battered, broken glow

Carve out the excess

To maintain the essential

Dreaded moral contractions

In the aftermath,

Pile on the hapless proportions

On a already heavy canvas of conviction and sin

Carve out the excess

To maintain the essential

Call me when you've splashed out

We'll take whatever is left

And get a new lease on life

Carve out the excess

To maintain the essential

Banal contradictions on

Disjointed, perplexed days

Begin, wane and stray

Bargain, wane and stray

Benign

Being

Be