"Tourniquet" as written by and Scott Mitchell Putesky Brian Hugh Warner....
She's made of hair and bone and little teeth
And things that cannot speak
She comes on like a crippled plaything
Her spine is just a string

I wrapped our love in all this foil
Silver tight like spider legs
I never wanted it to ever spoil
But flies will always lay their eggs

Take your hatred out on me
Make your victim my head
You never ever believed in me
I am your tourniquet

Prosthetic synthesis and butterfly
Sealed up with virgin stitch
If it hurts baby please tell me
Preserve the innocence
I never wanted it to end like this
But flies will lay their eggs

Take your hatred out on me
Make your victim my head
You never ever believed in me
I am your tourniquet

What I wanted, what I needed
What I got for me
What I wanted, what I needed
What I got for me

Take your hatred out on me
Make your victim my head
You never ever believed in me
I am your tourniquet

Take your, take your
Get up out of me
I'm not proud with me
I never ever believed in me


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"Tourniquet" as written by Scott Mitchell Putesky Brian Hugh Warner

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    General CommentI really feel this song is about love and how not matter what you do like everything else it dies, it becomes corrupt or whatever. "The flies will lay their eggs" just means it is being corrupted and no matter what you do to "preserve the innosence" it will die or be killed. Love is exactly what this song is about btu always how it dies.
    LoveIsNakedon November 18, 2004   Link

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