New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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!

(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, tourniquet, my suicide.

(Return to me salvation...)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/evanescence/tourniquet_lyrics.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • m
    +3
    mckulit_raichuFeb 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    i love this song because it's about supressing pain but she can no longer hold it and she cries for help from christ... it's really great... awesome... great song, great music, and great artist
  • x
    +3
    xxscenexxqueenxxJul 4, 2008 at 3:21 am
    This song is about a girl who attempted suicide and then thinks it over and calls to God for help and is afraid that he's going to deny her and go to hell
  • h
    +2
    HostilityIsDiehardJan 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    I disagree with scene queen. It goes much deeper than that.
    I think when she's saying "My God, my tourniquet" She's calling her tourniquet her god. She's an adict. By making herself intoxicated she forgot her pain or atleast eased it but by doing so she caused more problems and had to deal with always wanting the drug and now regrets whats she's done. She wants to find her way and doesn't know how. It's about letting things get so bad that you want to die and you can't seem to find your way through the pain.
  • e
    +1
    emogirl4Sep 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    LOVE this song! evanescence is awesome! love the chorus "my god my tourniquet, return to me salvation!" the echo at the end is cool.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 10:55 am
    This song is quite religious. Christians believe that suicide is a sin against god. That's what this song is about. She's so depressed and hurt that she wants to end her pain by cutting herself. She starts bleeding and is slowly dying. She soon realises that she brought herself even more pain (i tried to kill the pain but only brought more). She turns to god for help and questions his mercy like many people do ("am i to lost to be saved? " and "will i be denied? "). She addresses the god as her tourniquet, her last chance of saving her soul.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×