"Hundred Mile State" as written by and Kelly M. Gray Geoffery Wayne Tate....
What ever happened to conviction and faith?
People trip from side to side; don't know
Which way or what side to take.
Always known the truth.
It's really black and white.
I've got no fear of judgment when it's time to fight.

We shout so loud so
That everyone can hear it.
Coming on hard like a head-on collision.
Machine like something
Won't stop won't care.
Keep it all down with a
Hundred Mile Stare.

Lieutenant says, "Keep that line of drift
No matter what the course!"
"Drive 'em down the middle all the way!"
The heat and the smoke are nothing.
The flames from the fires
Reflect the pride behind our mirrored eyes.
It's no surprise. We don't compromise.

Stealing through the night, they'll never know.
They'll never see us.
Beating on the ground
As the people shout "Free us!"
Machine like something
Can't stop, don't dare.
Keep it all together with a
Hundred Mile Stare.

We're coming for you!
Won't back down!
Can't stop us!

We unleash
This hell but don't worry,
Won't back down, so get ready,
I still believe and I can see it, wave!
Proud she flies,
Call the dogs! Call out the Dogs!

We shout so loud so
That everyone can hear it,
Coming on hard like a head-on collision.
Machine like something
Won't stop don't care.
Keep it all down,
Hundred Mile Stare.

Stealing through the night, they'll never know,
They'll never see us,
Beating on the ground as the people shout, "Free us!"
Machine like something
Can't stop, don't dare,
Keep it all together with a
Hundred Mile Stare.


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"Hundred Mile Stare" as written by Kelly M. Gray Geoffery Wayne Tate

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    Song MeaningThis is one of my favorite songs on the collection. I like the idea of what this song is saying, and the lyrics are almost hard for me to sing, because the guy is saying, “Whatever happened to people feeling a conviction and having faith in an idea and a belief? People can’t stand their ground. I’ve always known that it’s very black and white and I have no fear of any judgment. The military has taught me that…” I find that statement to be really challenging, because I’m one of those vacillators that goes back and forth and try to think of every angle and the cause and effect. That’s definitely not me talking! [Laughing] In the chorus, I really like how they get into this mentality where they bark like dogs when they go in for an attack. These guys come on like a force. If you’ve played a sport, or are a musician on a roll writing music, you know the unstoppable feeling — that’s what these guys are trying to get. It’s a combat song, really. It’s one of my favorite melodic Queensrÿche songs that we’ve done, it’s got really beautiful parts. As per Geoff Tate on queensryche.com
    tquesadaon April 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe title for this song is “HUNDRED MILE STARE” not Hundred Mile State
    tquesadaon April 02, 2009   Link

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