Permanent Substitute Girlfriend

I wanna be his substitute girlfriend
His permanent substitute girlfriend
There happens to be
Someone in front of me
That he likes better
That happens to be
Out of his league
And then he'll turn to me
And I wanna be
His substitute girlfriend
Any day
I feel no shame
In fact I kind of like it this way
It takes the pressure off me
To be the one that fulfils him
Who fulfils his dream
Of what love should be
If he has a bad day
He can blame it on her
And I go free
I wanna be his substitute girlfriend
His permanent substitute girlfriend
How bad can it be?
He is there in the morning
To drink the morning tea
And though I'm rarely
Mentioned in his dreams
He doesn't lie or cheat
Or have a bad breath
And what else do you need?
As for other men and me
I have just stopped
They're so much time
And energy
I wanna be
His substitute girlfriend
Any day
I feel no shame
In fact I kinda like it this way

Words and music by Maria Due.

Song recorded by Maria Due in 2013 on the album Past Potential Future Lover.