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===([[Fallen]] version)===
 
===([[Fallen]] version)===
   
I tried to kill the pain<br />
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I tried to kill the pain<br />But only brought more ''[so much more]''
But only brought more ''[so much more]''<br />
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I lay dying<br />And I'm pouring<br />Crimson regret<br />And betrayal
I lay dying and I'm pouring<br />Crimson regret and betrayal
 
   
I'm dying ''[dying], ''praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding] ''and screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
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I'm dying ''[dying]''<br />Praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding]''<br />And screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
   
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
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Do you remember me?<br />Lost for so long<br />Will you be on the other side?<br />Or will you forget me?
 
Do you remember me?<br />Lost for so long<br />Will you be on the other side?<br />Or will you forget me?
   
I'm dying ''[dying], ''praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding] ''and screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
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I'm dying ''[dying]''<br />Praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding]''<br />And screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
   
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
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My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
   
My wounds cry for the grave<br />My soul cries for deliverance<br />Will I be denied?<br />Christ ''[Christ], ''tourniquet, my suicide
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My wounds cry for the grave<br />My soul cries<br />For deliverance<br />Will I be denied?<br />Christ ''[christ]''
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Tourniquet<br />My suicide
''Return to our salvation''<br />''Return to our salvation''
 
   
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''Return to me salvation''<br />''Return to me salvation''
 
===Demo #1 and #2 Versions===
 
===Demo #1 and #2 Versions===
I tried to kill the pain ''[kill the pain]''<br />But only brought more ''[so much more]''<br />I lay dying and I'm pouring<br />Crimson regret and betrayal
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I tried to kill the pain ''[kill the pain]''<br />But only brought more ''[so much more]''<br />I lay dying<br />And I'm pouring<br />Crimson regret<br />And betrayal
   
I'm dying ''[I'm dying], ''praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding] ''and screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
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I'm dying ''[I'm dying]''<br />Praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding]''<br />And screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
   
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
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Do you remember me? ''[remember me]''<br />Lost for so long<br />Will you be on the other side?<br />Or will you forget me?
 
Do you remember me? ''[remember me]''<br />Lost for so long<br />Will you be on the other side?<br />Or will you forget me?
   
I'm dying ''[I'm dying], ''praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding] ''and screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
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I'm dying ''[I'm dying]''<br />Praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding]''<br />And screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
   
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
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My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
   
My wounds cry for the grave<br />My soul cries for deliverance<br />Will I be denied?<br />Christ ''[Christ], ''tourniquet, my suicide
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My wounds cry for the grave<br />My soul cries for deliverance<br />Will I be denied?<br />Christ ''[christ]''<br />Tourniquet<br />My suicide
   
 
''My God, my tourniquet''<br />''Return to me salvation''<br />''My God, my tourniquet''
 
''My God, my tourniquet''<br />''Return to me salvation''<br />''My God, my tourniquet''
 
 
===Demo #3 Version===
 
===Demo #3 Version===
I tried to kill the pain ''[kill the pain]''<br />But only brought more ''[so much more]''<br />I lay dying and I'm pouring<br />Crimson regret and betrayal
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I tried to kill the pain ''[kill the pain]''<br />But only brought more ''[so much more]''<br />I lay dying<br />And I'm pouring<br />Crimson regret<br />And betrayal
   
I'm dying ''[I'm dying], ''praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding] ''and screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
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I'm dying ''[I'm dying]''<br />Praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding]''<br />And screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
   
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />Return to me salvation
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Do you remember me? ''[remember me]''<br />Lost for so long<br />Will you be on the other side?<br />Or will you forget me?
 
Do you remember me? ''[remember me]''<br />Lost for so long<br />Will you be on the other side?<br />Or will you forget me?
   
I'm dying ''[I'm dying], ''praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding] ''and screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
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I'm dying ''[I'm dying]''<br />Praying ''[praying]''<br />Bleeding ''[bleeding]''<br />And screaming<br />Am I too lost to be saved?<br />Am I too lost?
   
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
   
''Tell me not, Father''<br />''That thou hearest of this''<br />''Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it''<br />''It strains me past the compass of my wits''<br />''If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help''<br />''Do thou but call my resolution wise''<br />''And with this I'll help it presently!''<br />''Hold Daughter!''<br />''Be not so long''
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''Tell me not, Father''<br />''That thou hearest of this''<br />''Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it''<br />''It strains me past the compass of my wits''<br />''If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help''<br />''Do thou but call my resolution wise''<br />''And with this I'll help it presently!''<br />''Hold Daughter!''<br />''Be not so long...''
   
 
''I long to die!''
 
''I long to die!''
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My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
 
My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation<br />My God, my tourniquet<br />''[Return to me salvation]'' Return to me salvation
   
My wounds cry for the grave<br />My soul cries for deliverance<br />Will I be denied?<br />Christ ''[Christ], ''tourniquet, my suicide
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My wounds cry for the grave<br />My soul cries for deliverance<br />Will I be denied?<br />Christ ''[christ]''<br />Tourniquet<br />My suicide
   
 
''My God, my tourniquet''<br />''Return to me salvation''
 
''My God, my tourniquet''<br />''Return to me salvation''

Revision as of 02:51, January 25, 2013

Tourniquet is a song on the first studio album, Fallen.

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Tourniquet by Evanescence

Background

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. If the song was released as a single (it would have possibly been released as a double A-side with Imaginary), the videos for the songs could have been very similar because of the outro of Tourniquet which links to the Intro of Imaginary.

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 saying "I long to die" from the movie Romeo & Juliet

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 #1 and #2 Versions

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 #3 Version

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


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