MADE IN THAILAND LYRICS

met in tai-laen daen-din tai rao
"Made in Thailand", our land,

gep gan jon gao rao mee dtae kong-dee dee
we've kept it since the ancient times, there's been many good things.

maa dtang-dtae gon soo-koh-tai maa lop-boo-ree a-yoo-ta-yaa ton-boo-ree
Since the eras of Sukhothai, to Lopburi, Ayuthaya, Thonburi,

yook-sa-mai nee bpen gor-tor-mor
through to modern day Bangkok.

meuang tee kon dtok tor (mai-ao yaa bpai waa kao naa)
The city where people fall down the open drains (don't blame them for it).

met in tai-laen daen tai tam eng
"Made in Thailand", made in our own land,


ja rong ram tam pleng gor laa leuk lee-laa
the land of the meaningful songs and dances.


fa-rang aep chop-jai dtae kon-tai mai-hen-kaa
Foreigners secretly are admirers of Thai products, but Thais don't see their worth.


glua noy-naa waa koon kaa-ni-yom mai tan-sa-mai
Scared of being looked down upon, that liking Thai products isn't fashionable.


met in meuang-tai laew krai ja rap-bpra-gan ha
If it's "Made in Thailand", who's going to give the guarantee for them?


(chan waa man naa-ja mee kon rap-pit-chop baang)
(I think someone should accept responsibilty for this.)


met in tai-laen faen faen kao-jai
"Made in Thailand", and all it's admirers understand.


plit-pon kon-tai chai eng tam eng
That these are products produced by Thais, made by Thais.


dtat yep seua paa gaang gohng gaang-geng gaang-geng-yeen (cha noy nae)
the shirts, trousers, and jeans,
laew keun kreuang-bin bpai song kao-maa
are sent abroad on planes, and then imported back.

kon-tai dai-naa (fa-rang mang kaa dai ngern)
It's the Thais who gain face (but it's the foreigners who get the money.)

(Interlude)


met in tai-laen por kwaen dtaam raan-kaa
"Made in Thailand", and when put up in the shops.


maa dtit-bpai dtit dtraa waa met in jay bpaen
They put the "Made in Japan" labels upon them.

gor kai-dip-kai-dee mee-raa-kaa
Then they sell well, sell for high prices

kui gan dai waa man maa dtaang-daen
and the wearers then brag they've got imported clothes,

tang tan-sa-mai maa-jaak maek-gaa-seen
the latest fashions, from the magazines.


kao mai-dai lok rao gin
It wasn't the foreginers who cheated us.

lok rao nan lok-dtua-eng ... oie
But it was us who cheated ourselves...oh....
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