Reunion begins with a glass of mercury
Television flickers
With a another news bulletin
Flints light up the eyes of the seated family

Metal is tough, metal will sheen
Metal won't rust when oiled and cleaned
Metal is tough, metal will sheen
Metal will rule in my master scheme

Oh, with a clockwork jerk pluck cogs from fob watches
For dinner on Friday
Then recoiling say "Excuse me
Must go recycle my precious machinery"

Metal is tough, metal will sheen
Metal won't rust when oiled and cleaned
Metal is tough, metal will sheen
Metal will rule in my master scheme

It's ruling our lives, there is no hope
Thought I'd drop a line, the weather here is fine
But day and night it blares
Commanding through loudspeakers

Metal is tough, metal will sheen
Metal won't rust when oiled and cleaned
Metal is tough, metal will sheen
Metal will rule in my master scheme, in my master scheme

Metal is tough, metal is clean
Metal, metal, come on metal
Come on, come on metal
Next time I'll serve metal

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Metal Postcard (Mittageisen) Lyrics as written by Morris Kenneth Ian John Gareth Mckay


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    "Hurrah, die Butter ist alle!" is a montage by John Heartfield. The band said that this song is a warning about how some powerful figurehead could implant a master scheme and you'd wake up to find daily orders coming over the, er, totalitarian loudspeakers.

    didleyrooon January 09, 2008   Link
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    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon May 05, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning

    Dedicated to the celebrated photomontage artist of the Twenties/Thirties, John Heartfield, the original title for this song was 'Letter To Heartfield'. The chorus is taken from one of Goerring's speeches during the Second World War.

    SIOUXSIE: "What lies around the swastika I hate, but I also don't identify with blind patriotism either. I couldn't write a song based around Heartfield if I had that attitude." Source: Melody Maker 17/02/79.

    Basically this song was written as a retort to people accusing Siouxsie of being racist because she used to wear Swastikas.

    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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