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March 18th 2008: Drugs are Cheap riseandshine.tv/2008/03/18/drugs-are-cheap/

This song comes from the headline, "A night on drugs cheaper than going to the pub". It is a song from the perspective of an old man who can’t afford his daily pint, so he turns to cheaper means to give himself a break from life’s travails.

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(spoken)

Hang on mate, I think I got some... I think I got some here, hang on I'll just count it out for you.. no, hang on a minute, some in me back pocket... hang on..


(sung)

It's not the same as yesteryear
Sky high, the price of beer
I can't afford to get drunk
So I bought these pills from a teenage punk
A friend of my grandson's, actually,
A very nice fella
He's got bright red boots
He dyes his hair yellow
He said, "Grandad, why the long face?
It's such a beautiful world, what a beautiful place!"

credits

from Rise and Shine: Breakfast with Inspiration, track released March 20, 2009
Written, arranged, performed by Dean Whitbread, with the caring assistance and helpful suggestions of the Rise and Shine audience.

Produced by Dean Whitbread.

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