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Substitute

This song is by Great White and appears on the album Great White (1984) and on the album Recovery: Live! (1988).

You think we look pretty good together?
You think my jeans 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 backdated

Substitute, your lies for fact
Substitute, I see right through that Satan crap
Substitute, I look all white but my dad was black
Substitute, my fine looking suit's really made out of sack

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east and east was facing south
But now you dare to look me in the eye
Those are crocodile tears that you cry
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 mom
Substitute, 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

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

Substitute, your lies for fact
Substitute, I see right through that Satan crap
Substitute, I look all white but my dad was black
Substitute, my fine looking suit's really made out of sack

Substitute, me for him
Substitute, my coke for gin
Substitute, you for my mom
Substitute, at least I'll get my washing done

Written by:

Townshend

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