The Who Substitute Lyrics

Substitute Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Substitute
  • 2 I'm a Boy
  • 3 Pictures of Lily
  • You think we look pretty good together
    You think my shoes are made of leather

    But I'm a substitute for another guy
    I look pretty tall but my heels are high
    The simple things you see are all complicated
    I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah

    Substitute your lies for fact
    I see right through your plastic mac
    I look all white but my dad was black
    My fine looking suit's are really made out of sack

    I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
    The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south
    And now you dare to look me in the eye
    Those crocodile tears i watched you cry
    It's a genuine problem, you won't try
    To work it out at all just pass it by, pass it by

    Substitute me for him
    Substitute my coke for gin
    Substitute you for my mum
    At least I'll get my washing done

    Thanks to Hayley for the correction

    Written by: Peter Townshend
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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