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Single by Disturbed
from the album Ten Thousand Fists
ReleasedJune 28, 2005
RecordedJanuary–April 2005
StudioGroovemaster Studios (Chicago, Illinois)
GenreAlternative metal[1]
Producer(s)Johnny K
Disturbed singles chronology

"Guarded" is a song by American heavy metal band Disturbed. It was released on June 28, 2005, as a promotional single for their third studio album, Ten Thousand Fists.[2] "Guarded" was the first single featuring their new bassist John Moyer. The track is featured in the soundtrack of the film Saw III, and on the video game soundtrack of MX vs. ATV Untamed.

Lyrical themes[edit]

According to vocalist David Draiman, "Guarded" is about how his lifestyle forces him to guard himself. He said, "It's a song that reflects what choosing this life forces certain people to do in a certain way — you have to remain guarded on a certain level."[2]


"Guarded" was released to radio stations as a promotional single on June 28, 2005. David Draiman said, "[The song] was put out there to just whet everybody's appetite. It's one of the more aggressive tracks on the record, just to remind everybody where we came from and who we are. Kind of give back to the core a little bit."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Mainstream Rock Tracks 7[3]
Modern Rock Tracks 28[3]



  1. ^ "Ten Thousand Fists Allmusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Disturbed: New single "Stricken" to go for radio adds this month". Blabbermouth.net. July 8, 2005. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Ten Thousand Fists US single charts". Retrieved July 9, 2009.