Guardian

Album: Condition Hüman (2015)

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  • Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre explained the song's meaning to Billboard magazine: "'Guardian' touches on the empowering qualities of strength in numbers, and how people can rise up to create real change," he said. "Movements are evident across the globe in varying degrees, ranging from ideological perspectives and how they relate to cultures, socioeconomic differences and its effects, human rights, etc."

    "It is an anthem that supports people standing up for rights and values that may be infringed upon on the micro and macro level," La Torre continued. "It's a single thread that surrounds a multifaceted topic of being human, human relationships relating to others and the world that surrounds us. Good, bad or indifferent, change is possible, but is only as strong as its relativity to perception, which perhaps is the very foundation and basis for the initiation of change."
  • The track is from Condition Hüman, which examines different aspects of being. "Each song individually is its own story, which does not have to directly relate to the next song," explained La Torre. "However, each song is harmonious to a larger picture, which is the human experience, mortality and how each of us perceives the world around us based on our own observations and experiences, thus shaping human behavior."

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