ukulele
                       
Riff 

E--5--2--5---33-22| 

B--7--3--5---33-33| 

G--7--2--6---44-22| 

Intro: Riff x 2 

verse 1: 

[D] You think we  
[G] look pretty good  
[D] together 

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

Prechorus 1: 

But I'm a  
[Em] subs 
[G]ti 
[D]tute  
[Em] for  
[G] another  
[D] guy 

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

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

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

Chorus 1: 

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

I can  
[D] see right  
[A] through your  
[G] plastic  
[D] mack 

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

My  
[D] fine looking  
[A] suit's really  
[G] made out of  
[D] sack 

Verse 2: 

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

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

Prechorus 2: 

And now you  
[Em] dare  
[G] to  
[D] look  
[Em] me  
[G] in the  
[D] eye 

These  
[Em] croco 
[G]dile  
[D] tears  
[Em] are  
[G] what you  
[D] cry 

It's a  
[Em] genu 
[G]ine  
[D] problem  
[Em] you  
[G] won't  
[D] try  

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

Chorus 2: 

[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 

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

Instrumental verse  
[D]  
[G]  
[D]  
[D]  
[G]  
[D] 

Prechorus 1: 

I'm a  
[Em] subs 
[G]ti 
[D]tute  
[Em] for  
[G] another  
[D] guy 

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

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

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

Riff x 4 (first 2 no drums) 

Verse 2: 

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

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

Prechorus 2: 

And now you  
[Em] dare  
[G] to  
[D] look  
[Em] me  
[G] in the  
[D] eye 

These  
[Em] croco 
[G]dile  
[D] tears  
[Em] are  
[G] what you  
[D] cry 

It's a  
[Em] genu 
[G]ine  
[D] problem  
[Em] you  
[G] won't  
[D] try  

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

Chorus 2 

[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 

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

Chorus 1 

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

I can  
[D] see right  
[A] through your  
[G] plastic  
[D] mack 

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

My  
[D] fine looking  
[A] suit's really  
[G] made out of  
[D] sack 

(Backing vocals sing 'Substitute over the start of each line in choruses)