Gregory Isaacs - Substitute Lyrics




Whoa...

Suzan told me to leave
Saying she's a woman who's cute
All of a sudden she said
How much she found her substitute

But I'm just letting you know that I'm still around
I'll be your bridge over troubled water
So you won't get drowned
Substitute is gonna put you down

I heard you're smoking cigarettes by the pack
Since you told me to leave and don't come back
It wasn't my fault
You were the one who said we're through
Now you're drinking liquor, which you didn't do
But I'll be around, so you won't get drowned
Your substitute is gonna put you down

Whoa...

I heard you're smoking cigarettes by the pack
Since you told me to leave and don't come back
It wasn't my fault
You were the one who said we're through
Now you're drinking liquor, which you didn't do
But I'll be around, so you won't get drowned
Your substitute is gonna put you down

I'll be around
You won't get drowned

Whenever time you're in trouble
Just call my name and I'll be on the double
And you won't get drowned
Your substitute is gonna put you down
But I'll be around,
You won't get drowned
I'll be around





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  1. Jackie Ashley

    Still listening 2019 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🎸🎸🎸🎸😊😊😊

  2. Job ombeo

    Susan told me to leave saying she a woman whose cute all of a sudden she said she found a substitute but all am saying i still be around... big tune👊

  3. Andrew Lines

    Surely the Irie Love Song Specialist ...

  4. bluejay painkiller

    Am just letting you know that am still around I'll be your bridge over troubled water so you won't get drowned😍😍

  5. Bao Ngombo

    Substitutes can truly put one down.

  6. AcucarFM3

    ((((((Stereophonic)))))))

  7. Kay DH

    The instruments are on the next level.

  8. Josh Charles

    Love this vibe fam...

    Josh Charles

    Currently going through family hurts, laying in bed awake listening to this soothing my soul.

  9. Ester borges

    💋💋👏👏👏👏👏👍

  10. Jungle tel !!!!!!

    Im from Uk england, big love to all humans that enjoy raggae vibes! 1 ❤ your all beautiful that see this comment x❤X❤X❤

  11. harold wilson

    Heard this as a kid on LP 45 in Sierra Leone @ 14c Syke Street Freetown. I just stumbled on to it for the 1st time in like 30 years. And like all good songs you hear when young the lyrics stick and just come back like it was only yesterday.

  12. Ras Cricket

    No one touches this these days.

    They don't remotely even come in the ballpark.

  13. Esi Abraham

    Love love love it

  14. POKÉMON NG

    Gregory Isaque vc fais muita falta

  15. POKÉMON NG

    Eu sou Alessandro de Maceió mais moro em Natal terra maravilhosa

  16. Jem Bo

    best album sublime

  17. Hilda Esewe

    Been dancing all night enjoying Gregory tracks

  18. Kay Van Cooten

    The man at his prime for real!👍🏽❤🎶

  19. pereira Silva

    De mais

  20. Akilimali Malima

    R.I.P. The Cool Ruler.. one of the best that ever walked planet earth...

  21. Michael Wanga

    Probably my all time favorite tune by the Cool Ruler.RIP!

  22. Eric kwakye

    It's so sad how great talents like this get consumed by "evil"

  23. Sidney Sambu

    My new mellow favourite..

  24. Saumu Silvia

    Can't get enough of this music,my man R.I.P,since you said igo an never come back,know you drink liker which you never do,but I'll be around so you don't get drown.. ,what kind of you

  25. Clebson Almeida

    Ysloye. Regaee Gregory ysaks

  26. Steven Wheeler

    In loved this time ever since it first came out! Showing my age I know but I love this tune

  27. Mr Johnson.

    I love that rhythm

  28. Dwayne Morris

    A legend you are Gregory. One of the many talented Jamaican reggae icons

  29. Koffi Zieto

    Gregory has a rare talent ! He's got a very elegant voice and he's second to none at story telling in the reggae universe. And this song, "Substitute" is amazingly relaxing !!! What a beauty 😍😍😍.

  30. Julie Beighton

    Luv this guy rip always n 4 ever...xxx

  31. Giovana Santiago

    Muito som música muito legal prá o vir

  32. edgar mdzengi

    a great song

  33. Fanny Uwamungu

    Anyone here 2019? Memories 👊🇰🇪🇷🇼

    Kay Van Cooten

    🇯🇲

    Babs Sibs

    Im in tears it takes me back😭

    Cat Man

    🇬🇧🇬🇾

  34. Kay Van Cooten

    Ahh Gregory, I miss you so!❤🎶

  35. A BEE KAY

    Still fresh in 2019

    Robina Johanssen

    My favorite

    Andrew Lines

    Reggae ...

  36. Cboy Man

    Did you hear that

  37. James Mensah

    This track is driving me crazy, True, Legends can't be forgotten

  38. Tony Ogbata

    Pure genius...!

  39. chomba simpasa

    As a fresher 1993!?

  40. G F

    No one greater at what this man do

  41. Princess Mohammed

    I love this song soo much .....love the way he said the words with soo much love omg

  42. Princess Mohammed

    I love this song soo much .....love the way he said the words with soo much love omg

  43. Stephen Chishimba

    Great music of memories.This is great.

  44. Nkosilathi Mpofu

    though its old tune bt still my favorable

  45. António Souza

    Sempre e bom ouvir Gregory

  46. Edlor Michel

    Substitute already put me down I left a good house,the new one is not good at all loll Greg you advising me

  47. Agbovi Simon

    True talk, substitute have put us(Ghanaians) down. we don't have to substitute mahama with Mr shotiee(The Akyem motiaa)

  48. tijay electrical

    True Reggae Artist patriot. Gregory Isaacs a man of soft tone.

  49. Edlor Michel

    Substitute won't make you happier you'll regret after

  50. Betty DIKA

    This song reminds of my late brother, rest in peace. Betty Dika from Zimbabwe

  51. Stanley Kabiru

    Song reminds me of my ex by the name Susan.
    RIP GI... Forever the best

  52. chris gitaka

    We really enjoyed these track. All the way from Nairobi.

  53. Carine Barbosa

    Aaaaaaammmmmmooooooooo! Mais alguém em 2019?

  54. Arnold Ouko

    Roots all day all the time 2019, 2020 and forever

    andrew Leefoon

    Slow mix old school 1980

  55. Jeff Dawkins

    LOVERS mm

  56. Assy David

    Classical

  57. Fundiswa Mbewu

    Obviously you don't know Bob Marley friend

  58. TJ Hooker

    In Naija we call this type of drumming 'rolling' aka whatiskati

  59. Royal Digital Media

    So you won't get drown

  60. Kenneth Muchanga

    The best song of all time,Rest in peace Gregory

  61. Sheperd Zinomwe

    We used to blast these songs on my tempest super 100 stereo system

  62. 0795433570 nikole

    Can't stop listening to the song

  63. David Agbonze

    Voice 😭😭😭😭

  64. leseh46

    2019 Claasic. Cannot resist the legend.

    Chandra Panday

    Agreed My Night Nurse No One Can Quench This A Thirst But My Gregory...

  65. EZEKIEL NWAKWUE

    This is one of the Gregory Isaacs' greatest hits, including Storm, Border, Night Nurse and Stranger in Town. Rest in Peace my brother.

  66. Gideon Enyi

    This is King Isaac on point tell me where in the world now you can get this kind of music.

  67. Lee Richards

    Waa gwaan, Erie tune man

  68. Elton Matare

    its made mi crazy

  69. leseh46

    "I heard you smoking cigarettes by the pack.
    Since you told me to leave and don't come back." Timeless jam!!

  70. MAZUBA PHIRI

    I will be your bridge over troubled waters so you wont get drown. Your substitute will gonna put you down!! RIP

  71. leseh46

    Still listening in 2018!!

  72. Sergio Valenzuela

    Love your music RIP Gregory Isaacs.

  73. Mutsinzi Paul

    Hospital hill high to all my ex-

  74. Ivanildo Sena

    E todas parada

  75. Dominic RICHARD

    Mister cool 👍 RIP

  76. Raymond Makonye

    since you told me to leave and don come back
    it wasn't my fault you are the one who said we're through

    David Correa

    Oh big brother you are the best keep up for your good jab

  77. Phathutshedzo Matamela

    November 2018, oh oh ohhh oh ohhh. The substitute is gonna put you down

    J Quest

    yes yes i and i

  78. Abdillah Ismail

    He's the king of reggae

    Phathutshedzo Matamela

    With the most albums than any other singer.. cool ruler

  79. Maryx Simon

    Greg at his best!

  80. Raymond Makonye

    i had you smokin cigarettes by the pack
    since you told me to leave n dont come back
    it wasn't my fault you're the one who said we're through
    now you are drinkin liquour ,which you didn't do
    but i will be around so you wont get drown

  81. Dyllan Barasa

    Substitite is gonna put you down.

  82. Mr wekah wekah

    Lyrics

    Suzan told me to leave
    Saying she's a woman who’s cute
    All of a sudden she said she found a substitute
    But I'm just letting you know that I'll be around
    I'll be your bridge over troubled waters
    So you won’t get drown
    Cause Your substitute's gonna put you down..[alright]
    I heard you're smoking cigarettes by the pack
    Since you told me to leave and don’t come back [yeah]
    It wasn't my fault
    You were the one who said we're through
    Now you're drinking liquor
    Which you didn't do
    But I'll be around
    So you won't get drown
    Cause your substitute's gonna put you down...
    Whenever time you're in trouble [alright]
    Just call my name and I'll be on the double..
    So you won't get drowned
    Cause your substitute's gonna put you down...
    But I'llbe around
    Yes I'll be around.. etc, etc

    Tawanda Chakupeta

    Substitute Wana put you down

    forget samoya

    the way yu lisen reggae is good

  83. Miguel Munos

    ESTA rola ,dedicada alos oldis,

  84. Collen Mpofu

    I remember this song from school

  85. Collen Mpofu

    One of the songs

  86. Kay Van Cooten

    The Cool Ruler himself, such an excellent story teller. The best!
    love the way you sing the word "drown":G.I !!
    Too Cool! ♡♡♡

  87. T Sinclair

    one of the most brilliant, talented and complex artist ever. this song showcase his songwriting abilities as well as his gentleness and complexity.

    Kay Van Cooten

    T Sinclair
    Mr Storyteller for real!

  88. M K L A

    The substitute put me down but I didn't drown. My ex was an ex for a reason but he was always there for moral support💙💙💙

  89. Crystal Daniel

    some people don't know what they want

  90. Paul Talbot

    had the luck to become ldrens with the skipper over the years and freddrica tibbs napolean casius and dem deh god bless skipper

  91. Charles Adjei

    Old school the best in reggae Gregory Isaac

  92. Charles Adjei

    He is the best

    Collen Mpofu

    Cool vibes for reggae lovers

    OldPlaces

    nah, he ain't.

  93. Charles Adjei

    I saw Gregory in concert in France

  94. Charles Adjei

    He is the best in reggae.love u Gregory may ur soul rest in perfect peace

  95. Fox Mulder

    The Cool Ruler!