Substitute Song Lyrics

The Who

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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
(Substitute) I can see right through your plastic mac
(Substitute) I look all white, but my dad was black
(Substitute) my fine linen suit is 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

Track Listing


7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Substitute
  • 2 Waltz for a Pig


  • credits


    publisher: ©ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG , FABULOUS MUSIC LTD , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
    writers: Pete Townshend
    album: Track 1 in album Substitute / Instant Party
    release date: 1966-9
    popularity : 1197 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:48
    composer: Pete Townshend
    lyricist: Pete Townshend

    Album Information

    label: Polydor
    country(area): Japan
    format: 7" Vinyl
    script: Latin