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Substitute
Pete Townshend

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

This song appears on the following albums:
Live At Leeds(1970)
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970(1970)
Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy(1971)
Who's Last(1982)
Who's Greatest Hits(1983)
Who's Better Who's Best(1988)
Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B(1994)
Blues to the Bush(1999)
The BBC Sessions(2000)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall(2000)
The Who - The Ultimate Collection(2002)
Then and Now! 1964-2004(2004)

Check out these videos of this song from YouTube:
Substitute - French Tv (1967)
Substitute - Charlton (1974)
Substitute - (1966)
Substitute - Monterey International Pop Festival (1967)




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