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"Mittageisen" is a song by the English band Siouxsie & the Banshees. Originally appearing on the band's 1978 debut album The Scream as "Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)", the track was re-recorded in 1979 with this time with the lyrics sung in German.

The title "Mittageisen" is a nonsense term based on the German word "Mittagessen" (literally: "noon meal") for lunch and can be translated as "noon iron". The song was inspired by John Heartfield's work Hurrah, die Butter ist Alle… read more

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Reunion begins
With a glass of mercury
Whilst television flickers
For another news bulletin
Flints light up the eyes
Of the seated family

Metal is…

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Metal Postcard (Mittageisen) Lyrics


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