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September 05, 2013
Story behind the song
The cosmetics industry is not regulated in the US so poisons like lead in lipstick (to make it brighter) and antifreeze in rouge to make it stable, are allowed. For more info, check the Environment Work Group.
What does it cost to put on your face? You start with foundation to use as a base
Mascara, eyeliner your face to improve At the end of the day, cream to remove
Revlon is counting on your vanity. Proctor & Gamble, Christian Dior, agree
That they’ll play with your IQ, your fertility
To make billions of dollars for their company.
Lead in the lipstick, antifreeze in the rouge carcinogenics in cosmetics you use
Paint jobs on your fingernails - more on your toes
Decorate your body till the mercury glows
Solvent to clean up is even worse. Aluminum’s a neurological curse.
Lead makes your lips bright, mercury your skin light. Heavy metals give you a tan.
Titanium dioxide, do you want it inside? These chemicals we should ban.
Estee Lauder’s taken you in. Cover Girl, L'Oreal, Johnson & Johnson,
That lead accumulates over time. Don’t go and buy that Mabelline line.
Who defines beauty? Who defines a cutey? Who defines sex appeal?
Gels, gloss, & creams till it finally seems that your real face isn’t real.
We outlawed lead in paint. We outlawed it in gas,
But if you put it on your body congress gives it a pass.
If lead’s banned in Europe, why not USA?
Cause lobbyists go to the Hill given millions away
Lead in the lipstick, antifreeze in the rouge
Carcinogenics in cosmetics that you use.