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Viper King
Distance Over Time
Length 4:00
Working title Song 8
Release date February 22nd, 2019
Lyrics James LaBrie
Music John Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Mike Mangini
First live performance Never played live
Total live plays 0
Recorded Yonderbarn
Other appearances
Previous song Pale Blue Dot
Next song A View From The Top Of The World (album)


Viper King is the tenth and final track off of Dream Theater's fourteenth studio album, Distance Over Time. It is the final track on the bonus track edition of the album. It has a more straightforward rock sound, very heavily influenced by Deep Purple. The term "Viper King" refers to the Dodge Viper, which James LaBrie has stated is his dream car.

John Petrucci recorded this song using a 7-string guitar tuned to A-E-A-D-G-B-E.

Lyrics[]

Venomous by design
Lying idle, biding time
Bore down the clutch, tore up the road
Six-hundred horses, genetic code
Lightning speed, the road she bends
Slam down the brakes, losing my ass end

Drive on, pushed to the limit
My Viper King, we're flying high
Drive on, filled with desire
Nothing to fear, I feel alive
My Viper King

Speed demon, tempting fate
Do or die, in the blink of an eye

Drive on, pushed to the limit
My Viper King, we’re flying high
Drive on, filled with desire
Nothing to fear, I feel alive
My Viper King

Drive on, pushed to the limit
My Viper King, we're flying high
Drive on, filled with desire
Nothing to fear, I feel alive
My Viper King
My Viper King
My Viper King
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