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Lyrics and song: El D

Behind every product there’s a supply chain
You need to know about it, it’s part of the game
And you participate in it
So let’s get with it
And take a small trip through business

Hi!
I work in a mine in Congo, Africa
Got to provide, so I work all the time
I’m digging up a mineral, it’s called coltan
and it’s essential to all calling
even though I’m ten years old I’m hacking boulders
all the while supervised by scary soldiers
I make two dollars a day
but what can I say
I have no choice but to get paid

Hey!
I’m a businessman, and those are my planes you see
I fly minerals from Congo to Kigali
Who asks questions? It isn’t me   
I just chill in my hotel with a Martini

[make it fair, make it fair, you gotta make it fair, make it fair
make it fair, make it, you gotta make it, make it]8x

Hello,
I work in Beijing, 10 hours daily, in a factory
Forced to work overtime, I’m tired and not happy, see
can’t complain, cause I remember that night
when everybody who joined the trade union got fired!
when I wanna sleep, there’s six people in my room
can’t afford a bigger place so I’ll have to make do
even worse, I can’t afford to get ill
cause it’s too expensive to buy medicine and pills

Hello,
I run a company in China
A factory that makes batteries for your fashion accessories
I got big clients, they appreciate my prices
more than anything they appreciate my silence
Cause’ customers don’t really want to know
they want a cheap new phone with games and videos
but why blame me? somebody will supply
it’s the rules of the game, don’t ask why!

make it fair, make it fair, you gotta make it fair, make it fair
make it fair, make it, you gotta make it, make it

so I just told you bout the links in the chain
may have made you start to think bout change
so why not decide to buy responsibly
put the “I” into IT

you can make a big change by starting small
reconsider whether you need a new phone at all
get educated on the real cost of your purchase
such actions serve a real purpose

Behind every product there’s a supply chain
You need to know about it, it’s part of the game
And you participate in it
Get with it, of course
and logon to makeitfair.org

make it fair, make it fair, you gotta make it fair, make it fair
make it fair, make it, you gotta make it, make it

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