I come from a land
Of systematic erasure of optimism and positiveness
You don't want to encourage me

Slowly corroding your fortified norm
Leaving you bitter, grim and sober

With rigid cramp or silent fear
I strangle what you do hold dear
With rigid cramp or silent fear
Evoking addiction, limp, severe

It's sin again
Like charcoal on flaming nuns
Consistence unknown like early black metal

We're born without armor
Don't you think I'm watching my back ?!

With rigid cramp or silent fear
I strangle what you hold dear
With rigid cramp or silent fear
Evoke addiction; limp; severe

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Rust Lyrics as written by Ted Arvid Skjellum Leif Gylve Nagell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think this song is the ultimate one in terms of what Darkthrone stands for : Live by your own code and leave the rest alone.

    It's about being on the "outside" way of life, not taking part in anything, but also about hatred, duh..

    It's also very misanthropic, as often in "Black" Metal but not in a cliché way like satanism or whatever. That's why the meaning can be appealing to anyone even outside the genre, that's what I like about it.

    Also musically, the way the song opens, the drums enter, it's so minimalistic but so well crafted together with the vocals, top notch Darkthrone if you ask me !

    Favorite lyrics and favorite song by this band (for me at least). I find this whole record quite underrated to be honest..
    OlB12on January 10, 2018   Link

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