All the Holocaust deniers
To a bathhouse warm and quiet
Complimentary soap, complimentary haircut
And gas them up until they know that

All their ink stains on their wrists mean business
And God is the almighty witness
I wish they'd cure the friendly neighbors
Of the disease which makes them haters

You who accuse the dying of lying
You can't tell fake from honest crying
Argentina steakhouse Swiss Bank gold card
Aren't going to help you were you're going at

So who'll be the Jew to make the papers
Drenched in blood up to your blue Jew eyeballs
And God and his almighty wisdom
May somehow grant an open season

All the Holocaust deniers
In a bathhouse warm and quiet
Complimentary soap, complimentary haircut
And gas them up until they know that

All their ink stains on their wrists mean business
And God is the almighty witness
I wish they'd cure the friendly neighbors
Of the disease which makes them haters


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    General CommentI believe its "Argentina steakhouse, Swiss Bank gold card" and "God and his almighty wisdom"

    Powerful song, the meaning is obvious.
    kaysnteeson June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if Regina wrote this in response to the shooting of the security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. All the frustration at deniers coming out from learning about the incident. Deniers who have comfortable lives while spewing conspiracy theories about Jews making everything up.


    As for the references:

    The bathhouse is a gas chamber.
    The soap is probably made from human fat.
    The haircuts happened in concentration camps.
    The ink stains refer to the tattoos prisoners received that were their prisoner numbers.
    Argentina Steakhouse and Swiss Bank gold card are signs of wealth.


    "I wish they'd cure the friendly neighbors
    Of the disease which makes them haters"

    Regina has probably encountered other people who appear agreeable, except when examined closer on their opinions of "people who are different". Nice people, but they hold hidden prejudices. Think of coming out of the closet as a homosexual in a small town (homosexuals were targeted in the Holocaust as well, remember). "American-Owned" motels.
    sheela_lon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is extremely emotional for me. After hearing Regina preform this live at the Beacon Theater I became obsessed and have listened to it repettively. As I prepare for my trip in a few days to Poland to visit the concentration camps and learn more about the autrocities of the Holocaust, I know that this song will be playing in the back of my mind. The idea that there are people in our modern culture who deny the Holocaust is absurd, and I love the way Regina explores this issue in this song. It's an extremely emotional subject and only Regina can present this new angle in such a poetic manner.
    evebs34on June 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was electrified when I heard this at the Beacon Theatre, too, evebs34. Through the whole thing I was freaked out, near tears, & also very appreciative of the beauty of its sound. This is one of the most unsettling things I've heard in quite some time.

    The most disturbing element of this song is the theme of retribution; that those who deny that agony & cruelty exist have that same agony & cruelty directed at them. Can't they be made to understand by any other means?

    on the other listing for these lyrics (why are there two?) sheela_l mentioned the possibility that this song was written in reaction to the shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. I don't think that it was, only because not enough time has passed since then: it's improbable Regina could have completed the song so quickly. It sounds (at least, to me) polished & not like an initial draft.
    Whether it was or wasn't, it's sadly a pertinent song. We need to recognise hatred before we can work on eliminating it. It's so important that we are all educated about the genocides that have taken place (not only the Holocaust) & CONTINUE TO TAKE PLACE TO-DAY.

    evebs34, I wish you a safe trip to Poland. You'll be seeing upsetting things, but we should all follow your example, even by doing some thing as simple as reading some articles on-line. Pretending it didn't happen only makes it worse.

    Peace <3
    anopeon June 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentw.o.w. spectacular.
    jazzy06792on June 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably the best song about the Holocaust ever. everytime i hear it, it makes me want to cry. the end gives me chills.
    also, the whole 'Holocaust deniers' bit... that could go two ways. it could be directed at people who deny that the Holocaust was wrong, or it could be for the Jews towards the beginning of the Holocaust who thought that concentration camps were just rumors and didn't believe it could happen to them.....
    lvharmonypeace26on August 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI wonder what she means by "And God and his almighty wisdom, May somehow grant an open season" ?
    Maichkaon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf I had heard this live I am positive I would've bawled my eyes out. I almost cry every time I hear it anyway. It is a very moving song about a very moving/awful subject. :( Belt also makes me cry every time I hear it, if any of you have heard that one (although it makes me cry for a little different reason).
    britcheson October 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentShe played it again at Radio City & I began to cry. Such a powerful song.

    I think '& God and his almighty wisdom/ may somehow grant an open season' may be a sardonic way of asking why her god would allow these atrocities to happen.

    I love Regina's phrasing.
    anopeon October 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow. just heard this and it's well..powerfull to say the least. I wonder how she has the courage to write songs like this? well good on her I say, sheela_I, the soap isn't made of human fat, it's a reference to the soap that the jews got at the extermination camps, they'd give them a haircut no.1. and then strip them and tell them to take a shower.thus the soap.
    g-d it's horribly thinking about this...but again good on regina for getting it talked about again. we should never stop caring about the holocaust.
    SunshineShoeson January 17, 2010   Link

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