This week’s Metal Tuesday is Sabaton’s “Back In Control,” and dedicated to the memory of Margaret Thatcher.

This was the song that really got me into Sabaton. My brother gave me a bunch of music and I threw it into a playlist. While I was working, I suddenly realized what I was listening to. Sweet FSM, this song is about the Falklands War!

I don’t think Great Britain would have held the Falklands if not for the Iron Lady. Going back through transcripts and videos from the time, her will and determination were almost physical entities of their own. Anyways, here’s the video:

Lyrics from Lyricstime:

Sent to the islands to secure what is ours
Marching ashore in the cover of night
Hide until dawn and attack in the twilight
Shake them awake with the thunder of guns

Orders from the iron maiden, (get the islands back)
Failure will not be accepted, call for artillery strike, launch attack

We are (back in control), force them to surrender
(take what is ours), restore law and order
(back in control), push them further out to sea
(Falklands in our hands), back under British reign

Push them back further and out from the islands
Into our fleet that will stop their retreat
Mark their positions and call in the Air Force Harriers and Vulcans strikes at our command

Orders from the iron maiden, (get the islands back)
Failure will not be accepted, call for artillery strike, launch attack

We are (back in control), force them to surrender
(take what is ours), restore law and order
(back in control), push them further out to sea
(Falklands in our hands), back under British reign

Back in control, force them to surrender
Take what is ours, restore law and order
(back in control), push them further out to sea
(Falklands in our hands)

(back in control), force them to surrender
(take what is ours), restore law and order
(back in control), push them further out to sea
(Falklands in our hands), back under British reign