Cowboy Junkies - A Few Simple Words Lyrics[Previously unreleased song . Lay It Down outtake]Transcribed by T.V.RoosmalenWhat does he see in those mashed potatoes?what secrets does he hold that can be so grin?the silence like a canyon dividing themhe's on one side she's opposite himtrying so desperately to get his attentionshe says, "honey, you're a bastard of great proportion".he says, "darling, I plead guilty to that sin."with potatoes half way to his mouthhe looks her in the eye and says,"without a doubtmy love for you is all that I believe in."With those few simple wordsher heart is sent soaringshe's able to face another day. through the anger and the laughtershe knows that she mattersand somebody out there cares.What does she gain by all this sulking?what trouble can there be for one so young?dark tension building like the clouds of a stormher daughter's in her room and she's at the doortrying to figure what all this fuss is for.she says, "mother, you're a witchand I'll always hate you."she says, "daughter, perhaps these wordsyou speak are true."she quietly moves towards the bed,look her in the eye gently says,"but I will always believe in you."With those few simple wordsher heart is sent soaringshe's able to face another day.through the anger and the laughtershe knows that she mattersand somebody out there cares.what do we need to keep us going?what do we need at the end of the day?mysteries keep piling like dirty clothesin the corner.you never thought you'd give up.but you're beginning to wonderwhen through the gloom you heara familiar voice say........ a few simple wordsthat send your heart soaringyou're able to face another day.through the anger and the laughteryou know that you matterand somebody out there cares.