This week’s Metal Tuesday is Sabaton’s “Midway.”

The song is about the Battle of Midway, which occurred 71 years ago today. This was one of those battles that make World War II such a dramatic part of history. A daring gambit by the Japanese countered by a daring gambit of the Americans that ended up changing the course of the Pacific War.


Send them over the waves
Our sentinels
They report in the news
Position of our foes
This battlefield´s been choosen, tactically in advance
Time to alert our fighters
We´re soon in range
We’ll meet at Midway
Naval War
Calling all men to deck
Got to be airborne
Head out into the sun
Decending on our foes
This is the crucial moment, in the heat of the war
To fly and hit our targets
Down in the waves
Display their might, ordering carriers, admirals at war
We’ll meet at Midway
To win the fight, tactics are crucial, naval war
Far from shore, a pacific war
bombs are falling from the skies
Its a bombrun day, it the naval way
A bloodred sun is on the rise