"Guarded" as written by David Draiman, Dan Donegan and Mike Wengren....
Guarding yourself from the love of another
Left you with nothing tonight
Why does it sound like the devil is laughing
Leaving me haunted tonight
You did decide

Now I want you when you're done
And now it's like you're holding something
Just in front of me
Well then I can't allow this to become another
One of those times when I'm left in the cold, dead
There's no compromise
Just another tie
I know I need to sever

Guarding yourself from the love of another
Left you with nothing tonight
Why does it sound like the devil is laughing
Leaving me haunted tonight
You did decide

Ever haunted by the trappings of this life
Sweet redemption just in front of me
Well now it seems once again that I've lost another
One of the one's that have broke through the wall, damned
Fate won't compromise
I have sold my soul
And now the devil's laughing
You did decide

You were bold and strong
And ready to begin your life
All for nothing
You were sacrificed
You begin alone
And so it will be when you die
All for nothing
Will you be remembered
You did decide

Guarding yourself from the love of another
Left you with nothing tonight
So now you know why the devil is laughing
He left you with nothing tonight
You did decide


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"Guarded" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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    General CommentGuys, let us not go overboard and >overanalyze< the song... while Disturbed is including a segment from a Bush speech on their album, that does not mean that the song has to be about war- sure, there can be metaphorical content, but in order to prove that we'd need to hear the rest of the album, which we haven't.

    This song seems to be about someone who had, for whatever reason, encountered a breakup- but its from the point of view of the person who's doing the breaking. The line "Just another tie... I know I need to sever" particularly the point of NEEDING to sever away from the relashionship, perhaps indicates an abusive relashionship... though it can relate to all or any of the people we've broken up with.

    The chorus, "Guarding yourself from the love another, left you with nothing tonight" can be taken literally; the breakup has left you with nobody to be with on that lonely night.

    "Ever haunted, by the trappings of this life
    Sweet Redemption
    Just in front of me
    Well now, it seems once again that I've lost another
    one of the one's that have broke through the wall
    Damned"

    These lines show how tempted you are to get back into the relashionship, just so you can be with someone on those lonely nights...

    The lines regarding "compromise" seem to show how there's no possible way to get exactly what you want- to have all the positives of the relashionship with a balance of the negatives. Those lines speak of how the negatives will outweigh the positives... but then, the chorus comes in and speaks of how there is "Nothing tonight" indicating that the destruction of the negative aspects also destroys all of the positives along with it.
    xTopGunxon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow I downloaded it off iTunes and I was blown away they still have it!! THIS SONG ROCKS!!
    Timerevolver0109on June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a person who was too afraid to love another and then when the other person left, that person wondered why this happened to them. and David is just telling the person how they fucked up, and why the person feels like shit.
    Musicfan06on June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike many other bands and artists, Disturbed's new CD will focus on "war" and current events, so I would say this song has something to do with that. I hope that their new CD will be even better than their other ones, and after this song, it seems pretty damn likely.
    TheCzaron June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about being afraid to get attached anyone because "someone" decided to fight an "all for nothing" war.
    Cactus Fn Chrison June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTen Thousand Fists in the crowd...

    For clarity, the song with a bush speech is not "Guarded." This can be misinterpreted, as what I wrote above was slightly unclear.
    xTopGunxon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentguarded is one of disturbeds old old songs

    it kicks fucking ass
    puppet_master_72on July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, regardless about what Disturbed meant (im sure the meaning is somewhere on their site, just like david posted one about all the others) this song still kicks ass.
    TheCzaron July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song, is about being afraid to commit....maybe he cares about this person and he's trying hard to overcome his demons but just can't "Well now, it seems once again that I've lost another one of the one's that have broke through the wall Damned Fate won't compromise"

    That can be taken literally...we all have a "wall" or "shell" that seems to be unbreakable..where we're leary to let people in..because, in my experience atleast..I've wound up hurt..and he lost another one that broke though the "wall" lost another person that got through his inner defenses

    "Fate won't compromise" - I dunno about the rest of you..but I believe in karma and such...I believe in fate..and him saying fate won't compromise tells me that he believes he's cursed to be alone..and fate won't compromise to let him have anyone...

    anyway that's what I think the song means to me...
    your guys' theorys are also great, the thing about music is it's meant to mean different things to different people..it's open for interpretation to fit the individuals own experiences/personality/point of view,...whatever.

    ~~~Paul
    obsessivemusicfreakon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is reali cool..its gets stuck im my head all the time!!!!
    hotness2000on October 10, 2005   Link

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