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Dictionary Definition

guarded adj
1 very reluctant to give out information [syn: noncommittal, unrevealing]
2 prudent; "guarded optimism" [syn: restrained]

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Extensive Definition

"Guarded" is a single by American rock band Disturbed from their third album Ten Thousand Fists. The song was released in June 2005 as radio teaser, but it was not the band's first official single from the album. This song is still a highly requested song on many rock radio stations. The song was featured in the Saw III soundtrack. The cover for the single has a font matching the font used on the cover on The Sickness.
The song contains riffs from the song "This Pain" recorded by the band Brawl, in which Donegan, Kmak and Wengren played before they hired David Draiman as their vocalist.

Song Meaning

According to Disturbed frontman David Draiman: "About how choosing this way of life, this path that we are on, some more than others. Dan(Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan) has a beautiful wife and child, Mike (Disturbed drummer 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."

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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