The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: Your Guardian Angel Meaning
Song Released: 2007
Your Guardian Angel Lyrics
Tears run down my face I can't replace
And now that I'm strong I have figured out
How this world turns cold and it breaks through my soul
And I know I'll find deep inside me I can be the one
I will never let you...
TheRedSpade Jul 3rd, 2007 7:30pm report
It's about true unconditional love. Plain and simple. He's saying that he would die for her, and that no matter what he'll never leave her "Use me as you will, pull my strings just for a thrill" and either she won't be with him now, or he's sick and doesn't have much time, or she has a drug/drinking problem and he wants to help her, but she turns violent whenever he confronts her, but he'll always be there for her "And I know I'll be ok, though my skies are turning grey".
anonymous Jan 7th, 2009 1:27am report
You know when you meet someone...someone special, someone who despite all logic and reason you would happily give your entire world just to see smile. Even if they don't feel the same way about you, until the day you die, you'll be there to pick them up when they're down, to add color to their life, to give them everything they may ever want or need. Such people are rare, but truly amazing and you would give up everything just to see them be happy because at the end of the day seeing them smile is worth more than everything sacrificed.
anonymous Sep 18th, 2017 9:18am report
I think it's a song about someone who is close to dying or is dead and they are their friends guardian angel
anonymous Mar 21st, 2017 3:57pm report
I used to think this was about a couple. That was my situation then... That was before I listened to this song as a mother. I think it's a parent talking to their child. Plain and simple.
anonymous Dec 12th, 2014 12:21am report
This is something that could be put author friends is what I thought of when I first heard it.my friends mean the world to me and will always be there when I need them most.no one is right or wrong in this interpretation of the song it is different for everyone depending on what is going on in their live at that moment.so as for me it's my friends though they probably wouldn't believe me I would give my life for them if it came down to it I love them more than they could realize when I am able to make one of them smile when life is giving them hell I cry I have crude for my friends that hide behind fake smiles.NOT EVERYTHING IS A LOVE SONG!!!!
anonymous Oct 26th, 2012 10:05pm report
My boyfriend just sent this song to me. I know he's going through hardships right now but he refuses to tell me. This song, to me, is a description of a guy's undying love for his girlfriend. He'll always be there for her through whatever even though she may be confused. She's on the verge of walking away because she doesn't understand whats going on with the guy. He's pleading for her to stay because that is his true love.
anonymous May 3rd, 2012 5:47am report
The incredible gift that musicians give us is their ability to write songs that not only interpret life through their eyes and stories but they give us the opportunity to take their words, emotions and vulnerability and make it connect with each and everyone who listens to it and connect to it in different ways. Lyrics are not written to be wrong or right, they are written to express deep emotional soul impacting expression. The writer, the reader and the listener or whoever will take each song and interpret it in his or her own unique and individuslistic way. No answer given here is wrong or right as I can see. That's what makes music so amazingly powerful to us. Granted we do have some musicians that dont put any thought or care into what they put out there and we have some outstanding musicians and lyricists that will blow your mind and truly get into your brain, and this is one song that has power lyrics and powerful meanings to many. Ronnie wrote this song about something dear to his heart. When I first heard this song at their first concert, to me instantly it was my father trying to make amends beyond the grave after he killed himself. I have the song tattooed as a tribute and constant reminder that even though my father saving me sent him to heaven I finally forgave him and now I am free. If I didn't interpret this song that way 25 years later I probably would not be here today.
anonymous Apr 20th, 2012 4:16am report
Um I think this song is about from a guy to the girl he loves. RJA is Christian, so I think the "Even if saving you sends me to heaven" is to be taken literally. As you would be willing to lay down your own life for them, and then to be in the presence of God.
anonymous Dec 2nd, 2011 12:52am report
i don't know what was meant in this song by the writer....but for me its about"protecting our mother nature" really it suits well....when i see your smile tears roll down my face i can't replace(we can't replace her with technologies)....and now that I'm strong I have figured out (to protect it)
how this world turns cold (means destroying her ) and it breaks through my soul ,and I know i'll find deep inside me, I can be the one.(to protect you)
I will never let you fall (stop deforestation)
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all,
even if saving you sends me to heaven. It's ok. it's ok. it's ok.
Seasons are changing and waves are crashing
and stars are falling all for us (all things happen to maintain the ecological balance) days grow longer (for photosynthesis) and nights grow shorter
I can show you I'll be the one. ................this way i get it and i love this song
ara_jafatib Nov 12th, 2011 11:22pm report
This is just about a guy who loves a girl who doesn't love him back, but still he'll do anything for her. "When I see your face, tears run don't my face I can't replace" - The girl is with someone else and he's hurt cause he can't be the one to make her happy. "And now that I'm stronger I've figured out how this world turns cold and breaks through my soul, and I know I'll find deep inside me I can be the one"- Seeing her with another guy breaks him, but still he lives on hoping someday she'll like him back.
anonymous Oct 6th, 2011 10:45pm report
All the members of the band are christian so when they say"Even if saving you sends me to heaven" I think hes saying ill die for you but scence he is a christian he is going to heaven.
Danielle Allen Aug 18th, 2011 8:48am report
" Use me as you will
pull my strings just for a thrill"
in my opinion.. means basically this guy loves this women ( or male. i dont judge) and is literally telling this person to do whatever they want with him he isnt going anywhere he isnt backing down. he loves this person with every fiber of his being and this is devotion to them. and by saying " i will never let you fall ill stand up with you forever" is in my opinion showing his everlasting support for this person. saying basically that no matter the path they choose he will be there to support them even if it means death. just my opinion
anonymous Jul 27th, 2011 7:46pm report
My interpretation is that he has fallen in love with his best friend who is suicidal, and this song is him professing his love to her and trying to convince her to stay and not kill herself. Because she means more to him and he will be there for her through anything because he truly loves her. idk if anyone else interpreted it that way, but I truly think it's him trying to convince the girl he loves that she's not alone and that he will make everything okay because she is the most important thing to him. He has been with her through everything so far and has fallen in love with her. He doesn't want to lose her
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2011 4:16pm report
Basicallly this is about a guy telling his girlfriend or wife that he would do anything for her and that he will always protect her even if it kills him.
anonymous Mar 31st, 2011 3:34am report
This song is somewhat BS (So sad but I like it) for me, it turns a cold hearted person in his submissive form.
My interpretation of this song as follows:
1. He or She will be a Hero to that person whom he considered as special and important. Well, not just your typical hero, Knight in shining armor idea, but a Hero who's there for you when you least expect it, a hero who's willing to adapt or enter your circle just to be there for you and a hero that you could always rely own. "If you hire a sell sword you better watch your back, hire me and I'll watch it for you" -Kazandu Blademaster
2. This song means that when all else fails, you have no regrets or whatsoever to be with the person you loved the most. Despite that he/she dumped you at the end, you're always be there for him/her no matter what. To lay down your very existence in order to see him/her safe. "Live for nothing and Die for something" -Forgot the movie where this is ^__^
3. Finding a true love in the verge of Darkness. There's a saying that "Every person has it's own Angel to be with at the end." well, in this song, the person wrote it was inspired by that Angel of his. He wanted to create a Legacy that could immortalize the Love for his Angel.
Just like Dante did when he immortalizes his True Love Beatrice.
4. Lastly, this song could be associated by Bret Hart's quote "The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be". Because I also see in this song that the man (I could show you I'll be the one...) literally making a statement that he is the one for the person he loves the most. "Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you."
anonymous Mar 20th, 2011 3:48pm report
i definitely agree that this song does not have to be a romantic relationship, its just telling someone how much they mean to you, and letting them know you would do anything for them.
anonymous Jan 22nd, 2011 1:06pm report
This song has recently come to my attention in an unexpected way, at a time in need. The lyrics are almost fitting. My boyfriend, my soulmate and best friend of 14 years took his own life. He was an amazing person who had been given a tough deal in life and he struggled to cope. He wanted to give me and our daughter so much but was too weak emotionally to fulfill his dream. He would often turn to drink to fight his demons.I found it difficult at times to deal with his depression and it was starting to take its toll on me,our relationship and obviously have an impact on our much loved child. I had never heard this song before or of the RJA's until a few days after he passed, the way I came across it was bizarre, put it this way I didn't look it up, it came to me out the blue and believe me I needed it to help me through. I arranged for this to be played as the last funeral song. (The whole of the lyrics are very moving and the music just tops it off.) They carried the coffin out of the church when it went all rocky at the end (very powerful). I could interpretate the whole song for you in my eyes and situation. I feel so much through this song almost as if hes given it to me, its very close to my heart. He may not be around in body but he is in spirit and he is looking out for me and wants to see me smile, hes letting me know he will stand up with me forever and that he is strong now and that he can be who he wants to be and fulfill what he wanted. It's also letting me know It's okay and he's okay . And the 'tell me you'll stay' part, I believe to stay loving him always and not turn my back on him. This was a big help to me as I planned his celebration of his life, his certain family members who had never been around or supported us previous, made my life hell after everything I had been through, knowing he had my back made me strong for him, while they played silly games, not to let them take over and to give him the send off he deserved! I played the song constant at the time and still do now when I miss him it helps me to feel close. And knowing hes gone to heaven makes me feel good because its everything I believe in. My Guardian Angel. Beautiful in so many ways (and the song). Thanks RJA's as a musician myself I respect who you are and your music your amazing!!
p.s listen to it again wow thanks for reading
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