Indiscriminate Act of kindness

by Foy Vance

Genre: Folk/Acoustic


Indiscriminate Act of Kindness

She came in from the cold, wet
Dropped her luggage bags; looked the concierge in the eye
said I need a room for the night but I don’t got no money…
Will you take payment in kind?

He said ‚ it’s alright; I’ve got a room here you can share mine.
Make the bed in the morning and that’ll do fine.
You can change in the bathroom, hang your clothes on the line…
A tear came to here eye as she thought‚ How could he be so kind

She sat down on the bed with a needle
He said I’d hate to see you bleed
I’ll just fetch a warm towel and sit with you till your dry
She started to cry saying ‚Why‚ why, why

Consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness!

She was cold turkey. He was holding her hand
She said I was ruined by a man‚ and this was never in my plan
I dreamed of men who loved me together we’d see the world
But somehow I lost myself among the insults they hurled

I’m sure you’re a wonderful woman, and someday there’ll surely be someone
So just relax now. It’s important that you’re calm
She said‚ how is it you can see past me as I am

Consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness!

When you took your chances it was like you placed a bet
And sometimes this is the reward you can get
I was always taught, when you see someone defiled
You should look them in the eye and smile
Take their hand or better still, take them home Home Home…

She awoke early in the morning made the bed gathered up her clothes to leave
Saw the concierge curled on the settee
And said what you did for me is hard for me to believe

I was just doing what was right
No one that knows love could leave you out there on such a night
If you can help someone bear this in mind
and consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness

Consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness!

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