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The Who - Substitute - 1967




Lyrics


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 can see right through your plastic mac

I look all white, but my dad was black

My fine-looking 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

And now you dare to look me in the eye

Those crocodile tears are what you cry

It's a genuine problem, you won't try

To work it out at all you 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


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 backdated, yeah


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 are what you cry

It's a genuine problem, you won't try

To work it out at all you 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


Substitute your lies for fact

I can see right through your plastic mac

I look all white, but my dad was black

My fine-looking suit is really made out of sack



Songwriters: Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend

My Generation (Bonustrack: Live A The Pier Pavillon, Felixstowe, UK, September 9, 1966 (Taken From French TV, Broadcast 18 October, 1966)) lyrics © Spirit Music Group




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