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.
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..
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!"