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Qatar protest song: The Fields Of The Dead - by Birgitta de Grauw & Band
THE FIELDS OF THE DEAD

You play at Manchester City
a star at Paris St Germain
Your clothes are all made by Gucci
There are diamonds and pearls in your ears
You live in a fancy apartment
While you kneel on the field for respect
And you rightly oppose to racism
But aren’t you forgetting a fact?

So you passed the qualifications
for the World Cup to play in Qatar
And you visit the accommodations
for which many labourers died
And while it snows here in November
Will these killing fields tempt you to play
Or will you be the one we’ll remember
Cause you decided to not look away

Chorus:
I know where you’re headed dear football
There are no more excuses to add
I know the thoughts that’ll surround you
When you play on the fields of the dead

The chosen ones working for FIFA
they know the emir Hamad
He sent them a bribe for their voting’s
and they kept it just for a laugh
We all know these games are corrupted
With your lives of millionaires
We all know just where it came from
I wonder if you even care

Remembering the Nepali workers
the Ghanaians and
Philippines too
They died with a burning ambition
for making a dollar or two
So look into my face, Infantino
And remember, just who you are
When you go you’ll regret it forever
Cause I know you ‘ll bear a scar

Chorus:
I know where you’re headed dear football
There are no more excuses to add
I know the thoughts that’ll surround you
When you play on the fields of the dead

Repeat chorus
SONG
Composition & production: Birgitta de Grauw, Berry Jansen, Ruud Kramer
Performed by: Birgitta de Grauw (vocals), Berry Jansen, Ruud Kramer, Martin van der Hoeven  
Lyrics: Hein Meurs, Birgitta de Grauw
Idea: Hein Meurs / Comité Cancel Qatar 2022

VIDEO
Director: Joris Postema
Camera: Jelle Odé
Grading: Joost van Herwijnen
Activist: Freek de Jonge
Thanks to: Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam

CONTACT
info@cancelqatar.nl
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