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Single by Disturbed
from the album Ten Thousand Fists
Released June 28, 2005
Format Compact disc
Recorded January - April 2005 at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock
Length 3:22
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Dan Donegan
Mike Wengren
David Draiman
Producer(s) Johnny K
Disturbed singles chronology

"Guarded" is a song by the American heavy metal band Disturbed. The song was released on June 28, 2005 as a promotional single[1] from their third studio album, Ten Thousand Fists. It was the first single featuring their new bassist John Moyer. "Guarded" is featured in the soundtrack of the film Saw III.

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."[1]


"Guarded" was released to radio stations as a promotional single on June 28, 2005. Vocalist 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."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Mainstream Rock Tracks 7[2]
Modern Rock Tracks 28[2]



  1. ^ a b c "Disturbed: New single "Stricken" to go for radio adds this month". 2005-07-08. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Ten Thousand Fists US single charts". Retrieved 2009-07-09. 

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