"Guardian" as written by and John Arch Jim Matheos....
These walls are stained engraved with pain
You will find them under shadows casting
Some it's all they'll ever know, Angels of
The fortunate sons come and go ... You
May not
Entities pass in the night Guardians and the
Reaper fight the will to live shall win
Mares of hope ride through their dreams
Blinding light awakens sleeping dawn it
It was all a dream endless dream
I will wish upon a star I believe in you
And if my will has strayed afar I
Rememebered you
Will you remember me
I the one you sentenced Pennance
Answer me save my will have you forgotten
Pace the hallway blindman for a million
Miles of stars
His mind has seen. think you may he lives
In darkness
We're the dark he's seen the light of dream
Karen's been asleep forever I know she
Hears me
She has so much to say, Machine shoots
Sparks through her egg shell mind
Tears stream from her face
Unto my hand, unto my heart
I'm a fire without a flame helpless child
Without a name
With broken wings catch me I'm falling
I'm a question with no answer who are
You that takes my life away from me
Unveil the bondaries of the black
I had a dream I was you strong as the fire
In your veins then when I called out your
Name I would remain and witness the pain
I am beyond silent black I will be back
As your guardian
Angels in white you have sacrificed witness
And bury the pain
Walk hand and hand with the fear stricken
Strengthen the weak and the lame
Have you seen beyond the unborn
Pillar of pennance and lore
Perpetual journey into the realm the
Sovereign servitor

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"Guardian" as written by John Arch Jim Matheos


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    General CommentI read somewhere on the net that this song is a dedication to all the handicapped people, and John Arch's brother in particular. He said in an interview: "I have a brother who is quadrapaligic and has no will left, but for some reason outlives his life expectancy by almost 20 years. That inspired the mood for that song."
    He also said: "This past year Jim asked me to sing Guardian with them and after the show a guy walked up to me and told me he had been in a bad accident and he was told he probably wouldn't walk again. He said while he was in the hospital listening to Guardian he realized the message and what it meant to him. I felt really good knowing it helped him through a tough time in his life."
    So, you can see how meaningful and inspiring this song is. It's one of my all time favorite metal ballads. It has all the power and feeling that young, enthusiastic and talented metal bands possess.
    kristaps_kon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's a very interesting contribution you've made kristaps...unlike the rest of the spectres in this ghost town. I concur completely with your aforementioned deciphering of this song, and agree that it is a very touching subject. I have never had anything crippling happen to me, but if something were to have that effect on me, I would turn to this song. I just wish more people would comment on such an incredible band! ARGH! fuckin' LOSERS!
    havana4saleon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat insight kristaps. Did a search and found the link to the John Arch interview you mention. See link fateswarning.info/articles/…
    It might sound mushy but one particular line in the song I love is "The tear streams from her face Into my hand, to my heart" - poetic
    havena4sale, I agree it's too bad that more people don't know of and comment on Fates Warning but the music industry is one that promotes the few they think will make the most $$$, but I see that changing with mp3's and the internet.
    calgonmanon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGood song. Not as good as boobs however, but that's completely different.
    FRYEGUYon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with kristap on this one. also calgon you speak the truth, the music industry kinda blows. its too bad more people cant experience progressive rock/metal . it is one magical genre
    Alitareon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRecently discovered this song, and... (drum roll) ...
    ... IT KICKS @$$!
    FRYEGUYon February 09, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionFuckin rules!
    Guardian85on July 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"machine shoots sparks through her eggshell mind" "have you seen beyond the unborn?" 'I'm a fire without a flame, child without a name" To me, this is a song about the abortion of an unborn child. It speaks of the parents burden and responsibility as Guardians. They will remember the unborn child, will the unborn child remember them? I could be wrong....
    GuardianForeveron May 07, 2012   Link

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