lockin you away
sayin it's for your good
only lettin you see what you should
censoring the sights before your eyes
making sure your innocence never dies
we are the guardians of your mind
we are the guardians of your mind.

plugging you up
blocking out your ears
only letting the good through here
censoring the sounds that you hear
making sure your innocence doesn't disappear
we are the guardians of your mind
we are the guardians of your mind.

we won't let you hear stories
that are sad or gory
we won't let you see sights
that disturb your sleep at night

we order your world
so it makes sense
and nothing destroys your innocence
censoring evry emotion you feel
keeping your innocence real
we are the guardians of your mind
we are the guardians of your mind.


mummy, daddy
let me be
I want to hear, I want to see
Why did you tell me all these lies
for still my innocence dies
I don't need guardians in my mind
I don't need guardians in my mind.

mummy daddy
turn back the clock
I've seen too much, I want it to stop
I've felt hatred and I've felt fear
my innocence disappears
please come back guardians of my mind
please come back guardians of my mind.

tell me stories
that aren't sad or gory
let me see the sights
that help me sleep at night.

I made a trade
without knowing the facts
but there's no way to get my money back
I swapped security for truth and sight
I lost my innocence tonight
there's no more guardians in my mind
there's no more guardians in my mind.

Looking at choices
I made back then
in the same place I'd do it again
without my innocence life may be tough
but I swapped innocence for truth
chased out the guardians in my mind
chased out the guardians in my mind.

For my kids,
tho I know it's not right
I'll censor all their sounds and sights
one day I know they'll break the fence
till then I'll save their innocence
I'll be the guardian of their minds
I'll be the guardian of their minds.