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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
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

Substitute (unreleased cover)
Written byPete Townshend
Performed byElvis Costello (1985)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters (2011-2013)
  - with Eddie Vedder (2011-07-01)

First known performance:
June 25, 1985, Melbourne, Australia
Last known performance:
February 28, 2013, New York, NY
     (19 known performances)

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Who  1966  A-side of single Wikipedia
The Sex Pistols  1979 The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle AllMusicWikipedia
 The Ramones  1993 Acid Eaters AllMusicWikipedia
Blur  1994 Who Covers Who?Various artists Wikipedia
Richard Thompson  2006 RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson Wikipedia

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