Rust in Peace

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