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Arbeit Macht Frei

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Arbeit Macht Frei is a track credited to "Doherty". The title means "Work Sets You Free" in German and appeared above the iron gates of Nazi concentration camps, such as Auschwitz, in WW2. The song was intended to display ironic hypocrisy: "He don't like blacks or queers, yet he's proud we beat the Nazi's...how queer".

Appearing on

The Libertines The LibertinesAlbum2004-08-30


The Forum, 2003 The Libertines2003-12-16
CGBG, New York The LibertinesNew York, USA2003-04-30
Shinjuku Liquid Room, Tokyo The LibertinesHigashi, Shibuya, Tokyo2003-04-13
Live @ Liverpool Academy 1 The LibertinesLiverpool, UK2003-02-24
Sticky Fingers The LibertinesStockholm, Sweden2002-12-18


Roll a gasper
The guard said he could stay alive
But he has to shovel
And burn his friends to die, people do die

And on the gate read:
Arbeit Macht Frei
In her rollers
And a gasper

Cleaning the steps in the mean street
Where no policeman walks the beat
her old man;
He don't like blacks or queers
yet he's proud he beat the nazis, how queer...

Arbeit macht frei

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Arbeit macht frei

NameArbeit Macht Frei
BandThe Libertines
CreditsPeter Doherty

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