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I'd Just Like To Know

"I'd Just Like To Know"

I don't mind you trying to maximize your profits
I'm not trying to take a dime from your pocket
I don't want to see anyone lose a job
And I've no intention to stage a boycott

I'd just like to know where my money goes
I'd just like to know if there's a sweat stain
hidden in the clothes I buy
Tell me why, if you've got nothing to hide, you don't
Disclose the names of the factories that you use
Open up their doors to an independent human rights group
If there's a reason why you won't
I'd just like to know

Wal-Mart, Disney, Nike, Guess, and J.C. Penney
I can't name them all-there's just too many
And I know these markets are competitive by nature
I am not saying you shouldn't use third-world labor


Tell me please, what's with these off-shore factories
With barbed wire fences and guns at the gates
Tell us please, we need to know exactly
How our clothes are made
And what kind of wage those workers get paid
Let's bring it all to the light of day

(Repeat verse one and Chorus)

It's a small world after all,
you can't do business in the shadows (repeat)

What 'ya doing in Nicaragua, Indonesia and Saipan?
Bangladesh and Guatemala, Malaysia and Viet Nam
Maquillas in Honduras, in China and Salvador
In Thailand and Burma - what's going on behind those factory doors
In New York City, in Haiti and L.A.
The Dominican Republic - let's bring it all into the light of day
I'd like to know what you're doing in Mexico
Liz Claiborne, and K-Mart and Reebok and J Crew
I hear Victoria's got a secret
Eddie Bauer and the Gap, Abercrombie and Fitch
All I'd like are the facts; all I'm asking is this...
Let's bring it all into the light of day


Music & Lyrics By Bryan Sirchio
Crosswind Music, 1999.  All Rights Reserved.

updated: 16 years ago

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