Substitute Lyrics

The Who


publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Peter Townshend
album: Track 3 in album Substitute / Instant Party
release date: 1966
popularity : 2889 users have visited this page.
length: 3:47

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

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Track Listing

  • 1 Substitute
  • 2 Instant Party