Guarded

Album: Ten Thousand Fists (2005)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a woman who is guarding herself from the love of a man. It appears this man is tired of getting shut down and sells his soul to the Devil, which is why the Devil is laughing because the woman now has no one and he gets the man's soul. >>
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    Logan - Elk Grove Village, IL
  • David Draiman, the band's lead singer, had to make some pretty big sacrifices in his life to become a rock star. One of them was love (at least for the time being - he married WWE star Lena Yada in 2011), because it's difficult to trust other people's motives when you're famous. He said the hard-hitting track is "about how choosing this way of life, this path that we are on, some more than others. You force yourself to be guarded. The lyrics are me speaking to myself. I made this decision to lead this sort of life and therefore I'm unfortunately deprived of certain things, like love in a true sense."
  • According to Draiman, this was chosen as their third album's lead single "to just whet everybody's appetite." He added: "It's one of the more aggressive tracks on the record, just to remind everybody where we came from and who we are."
  • Ten Thousand Fists was Disturbed's second consecutive album, following Believe, to debut at #1 in the US.
  • This peaked at #7 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #28 on the Modern Rock chart.
  • This was the first Disturbed single to feature John Moyer, who replaced Steve "Fuzz" Kmak on bass guitar in 2004. He wasn't credited as a full-fledged member of the band, however, until they went on tour to support the album.
  • This was used on the soundtrack to the 2007 videogame MX vs. ATV Untamed.
  • This was included on the soundtrack to the 2006 horror film Saw III.

Comments: 4

  • Gabby from Or,Well, this song can go both ways boy/girl- (Guarding yourself from the love of another leaving you nothing tonight) to me it means if you guard yourself from anothers love and emotions it's a sign that because of the ties of your past is the reason, you don't want to be hurt again.(off the topic)This song is really good!- the first time I heard it was on a video game.LOL
  • Billy from Newcastle, United KingdomI believe that this is by a person/people scorned by love, revealing the fact bitterly, as if they now have nothing by rejecting the love, they are worse off.
  • Rachel from Auckland, New ZealandPeople, this song is not about a woman guarding herself. I am guessing it can be about that, but in the words of David Draiman it is about how he chooses his way of life. Quote from David " This song is about how choosing this way of life, this path that we are on, some have it better than others. Danny (Dan Donegan) has a beautiful wife and child, Mike (Mike Wengren) seems to be on his way, and me? Besides not being ready, I don't think it would be fair to the person I would be with. You force yourself to be guarded. The lyrics are me speaking to myself. I made this decision to lead this sort of life, and therefore I'm unfortunately deprived of certain things, like love in a true sense". thanks
  • Moon from Aplace, UtI think this song is about a woman who has closed herself off from love and life and now she has nothing because of what she chose to do.
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