Rust in Peace... Polaris is the ninth and final track off of Megadeth's fourth album Rust in Peace, written by Dave Mustaine. The song lasts 4:28 second on the album, but lasts 5:44 on reissue. There are two versions of this song, the original version plays as the standard track, and the demo version found as the bonus track on the reissue.
This song tells the story about the ruler Polaris, which is a Satan, leading a nuclear war that would eradicate mankind while plunging the world into icy darkness with the disappearance of the sun.
Tremble you weakings, cower in fear I am your ruler, land, sea and air Immense in my girth, erect I stand tall I am nuclear murderer I am Polaris Ready to pounce at the touch of a button My systems locked in on military gluttons I rule on land, air and sea Pass judgment on humanity Winds blow from the bowels of hell Will we give warnings, only time will tell Satan rears his ugly head, to spit into the wind I spread disease like a dog Discharge my payload a mile high Rotten egg air of death wrestles your nostrils Launch the Polaris, the end doesn't scare us When will this cease The warheads will all rust in peace Bomb shelters filled to the brim Survival such a silly whim World leaders sell missiles cheap Your stomach turns, your flesh creeps High priests of holocaust, fire from the sea Nuclear winter spreading disease The day of final conflict All pay the price The third world war Rapes peace, takes life Back to the start, talk of the part When the Earth was cold as ice Total dismay as the sun passed away And the days where black as night Eradication of Earth's Population loves Polaris