Fags and booze were best of mates,
back in the good old days.
When pubs were thick with thick blokes
and a thicker smoky haze.
Smoking indoors and having a drink
is what it was all about.
Have a smoke, have a pint,
by the way, I think it's now your shout.
But fags have now been relegated,
just like a losing football team,
they stand outside, looking through the glass
while booze still lives the dream.
They don't meet much, like it was back then
unless its on a sunny day.
But sitting in a beer garden?
It just isn't as much fun that way
It WAS because it WAS indoors,
thick with nicotine stained élan.
But that was in the bad old days
before the 'effing' smoking ban.
Now hands that once caressed them,
now drink while unencumbered,
while cigarettes yearn for prohibition
and wishes boozings days were numbered.