Pills (AG)

Story Behind The Song

Unfortunately it's mostly true but with a bit of poetic licence - you've got to be able to laugh at yourself.

Song Description

Tongue in cheek lyric about getting old and taking pills for various conditions.

Song Length 3:36 Genre Country - General, Folk - Country
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Passive, Anxious Subject Age, Aging
Language English Era 1980 - 1989



It was 'round about three weeks ago, feeling kind of rough
I went to see the doctor, just to get a pick-me-up.
He said "hey with a man as old as you, it's wrong to pre-suppose.
I need to run some routine tests to help me diagnose."

"We'll test your blood and take some water. Then we'll check your heart.
Next we'll measure your blood pressure - that's just for a start.
Your BMI's a little bit high - you're too short for your weight.
You'd better call round in a week or two to talk about your fate."

Now I've got pills to make me feel good when I'm feeling low
Pills to help me sleep at night - pills to keep my heartbeat right,
I've got pills for my cholesterol; I'd better cut down on the fries
Cut down on the alcohol and take more exercise
I take pills for my depression, now I know that there's so much wrong
And pills to cure the side effects, so I can sing my song.

Verse 2
I went back for a check up - the Doc said "how do you feel?"
I said I was doing fine before you told me I was ill
Now I'm so full of anxiety wond'ring what's going to get me first
Thought I was indestructible and then my bubble burst.

They took some blood and took some water. Then they checked my heart.
Next they measured my blood pressure. That was just the start.
My BMI's a little bit high - I'm too short for my weight.
I've aged ten years in a week or two, worrying 'bout my fate.

Repeat Chorus x 2

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Lyrics Alan Gillis Music Alan Gillis
Producer Alan Gillis Performance Alan Gillis vocals with session players
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