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The Who

 

[D][A][G][D]

[D][A][G][D]

 

[D] You think we [G] look pretty good to-[D]-gether.

[D] You think my [G] shoes are made of [D] leather.

But I'm a [Em] substi-[G]-tute for a-[Em]-nother [G] guy,

I [Em] look pretty [G] tall but my [Em] heels are [G] high.

The [Em] simple things you [G] see are all [Em] compli-[G]-cated,

I [Em] look pretty [G] young but I'm [Em] just back-[G]-dated, [A] yeah.

 

[D] Substi-[A]-tute your [G] lies for [D] fact,

I [D] see right [A] through your [G] plastic [D] mac.

[D] I look all [A] white, but my [G] dad was [D] black,

[D] My fine-looking [A] suit is really [G] made out of [D] sack.

 

[D] I was born with a [G] plastic spoon in [D] my mouth.

The [D] north side of my town [G] faced east and the east was [D] facing south.

Now you [Em] dare to [G] look me [Em] in the [G] eye,

Those [Em] crocodile [G] tears are [Em] what you [G] cry.

It's a [Em] genuine [G] problem [Em] you won't [G] try,

To [Em] work it out at [G] all, just [Em] pass it [G] by, pass it [A] by.

 

[D] Substi-[A]-tute [G] me for [D] him

[D] Substi-[A]-tute my [G] coke for [D] gin

[D] Substi-[A]-tute you [G] for my [D] mum,

[D] At least I'll [A] get my [G] washing [D] done.

 

[D][G][D]

 [D][G][D]

But I'm a [Em] substi-[G]-tute for a-[Em]-nother [G] guy,

I [Em] look pretty [G] tall but my [Em] heels are [G] high.

The [Em] simple things you [G] see are all [Em] compli-[G]-cated,

I [Em] look pretty [G] young but I'm [Em] just back-[G]-dated, [A] yeah.

 

[D][A][G][D]

[D][A][G][D]

[D][A][G][D]

[D][A][G][D]

 

[D] I was born with a [G] plastic spoon in [D] my mouth.

The [D] north side of my town [G] faced east and the east was [D] facing south.

Now you [Em] dare to [G] look me [Em] in the [G] eye,

Those [Em] crocodile [G] tears are [Em] what you [G] cry.

It's a [Em] genuine [G] problem [Em] you won't [G] try,

To [Em] work it out at [G] all, just [Em] pass it [G] by, pass it [A] by.

 

[D] Substi-[A]-tute [G] me for [D] him

[D] Substi-[A]-tute my [G] coke for [D] gin

[D] Substi-[A]-tute you [G] for my [D] mum,

[D] At least I'll [A] get my [G] washing [D] done.

 

[D] Substi-[A]-tute your [G] lies for [D] fact,

I [D] see right [A] through your [G] plastic [D] mac.

[D] I look all [A] white, but my [G] dad was [D] black,

[D] My fine-looking [A] suit is really [G] made out of [D] sack.

 

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