Tourniquet

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General Information

Written by: A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges and R. Gray

Originally recorded as a demo and revamped as track #6 on Fallen. Rocky Gray is credited with writing the song for his band Soul Embraced (The original, titled “My Tourniquet,” was a track on an album called “For the Incomplete") and the rest of Evanescence reworked it for Fallen; Amy wrote a melody and a whole other second verse.

On Fallen this track is titled 'Tourniquet' but on 2002 Demos it's called 'My Tourniquet'.

On Fallen version of the song Amy screams “I want to die”. On demo versions it's a sample by Claire Danes from the Danes/DiCaprio movie version of Romeo & Juliet saying "I long to die".

Versions

Studio versions:

Tourniquet [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Fallen (track #6)
  • Length: 4:38

My Tourniquet [demo version #1]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:37

My Tourniquet [demo version #2]

  • Recording date: 2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:49

My Tourniquet [demo version #3] [1]

  • Recording date: 2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:43


Live versions:

Tourniquet [live]

  • Performing period: 2003 - December 8, 2007
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere But Home (track #11)
  • Length: 4:17

Lyrics

Fallen Version

I tried to kill the pain
But only brought more [so much more]
I lay dying
And I'm pouring crimson regret and betrayal

I'm dying [dying]
Praying [praying]
Bleeding [bleeding]
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

Do you remember me?
Lost for so long
Will you be on the other side?
Or will you forget me?

I'm dying [dying]
Praying [praying]
Bleeding [bleeding]
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

I want to die

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

My wounds cry for the grave
My soul cries for deliverance
Will I be denied?
Christ [christ]
Tourniquet
My suicide

Return to me salvation
Return to me salvation

Demo Versions #1 and #2

I tried to kill the pain [kill the pain]
But only brought more [so much more]
I lay dying
And I'm pouring crimson regret and betrayal

I'm dying [I'm dying]
Praying [praying]
Bleeding [bleeding]
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

Do you remember me? [remember me]
Lost for so long
Will you be on the other side?
Or will you forget me?

I'm dying [I'm dying]
Praying [praying]
Bleeding [bleeding]
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation

Tell me not, Father
That thou hearest of this
Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it
It strains me past the compass of my wits
If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help
Do thou but call my resolution wise
And with this I'll help it presently!
Hold Daughter!
Be not so long to speak
I long to die

My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation

My wounds cry for the grave
My soul cries for deliverance
Will I be denied?
Christ [christ]
Tourniquet
My suicide

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet

Demo Version #3

I tried to kill the pain [kill the pain]
But only brought more [so much more]
I lay dying
And I'm pouring crimson regret and betrayal

I'm dying [I'm dying]
Praying [praying]
Bleeding [bleeding]
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

Do you remember me? [remember me]
Lost for so long
Will you be on the other side?
Or will you forget me?

I'm dying [I'm dying]
Praying [praying]
Bleeding [bleeding]
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation

Tell me not, Father
That thou hearest of this
Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it
It strains me past the compass of my wits
If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help
Do thou but call my resolution wise
And with this I'll help it presently!
Hold Daughter!
Be not so long...
I long to die

My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
[Return to me salvation] return to me salvation

My wounds cry for the grave
My soul cries for deliverance
Will I be denied?
Christ [christ]
Tourniquet
My suicide

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

Soul Embraced's Original Version

What I thought would kill the pain
Only brought more
I lay dying
My wrist pouring crimson regret and betrayal

I'm dying
Praying
Bleeding
And screaming
Am I too lost to be saved?
Am I too lost?

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

My wounds cry for the grave
My soul cries for deliverance
Will I be denied?
Christ
Tourniquet
My suicide

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me salvation

My wounds cry for the grave
My soul cries for deliverance
Will I be denied?
Christ
Tourniquet
My suicide

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

Notes and References

  1. This version is similar to the version #2, except by the ending of the bridge.