Label: Moon Records - none • Format: Cassette Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Ukraine • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Industrial
The image this song conveys is that of the main character in a world of sorrow and self-pity, prior to his transformation into the Little Horn. It was written by frontman Marilyn Manson, co-founder Daisy Berkowitz and longtime bassist and guitarist Twiggy Ramirez.
Like many other songs from Antichrist Superstarthe songs lyrics are based on a dream Manson had. In the first few seconds of the song, backmasked vocals can be Somebody - Various - Spaghetti Dance, which are: "This is my lowest point of vulnerability". The song was used as the theme music for professional wrestler Jeff Hardy during his stint with Ring Of Honor.
The song was part of the Marilyn Manson song pack that became available on Manson told Rolling Stone : "I've always had these dreams about making a girl out of all these pieces of prosthetic limbs, and then taking my own hair and teeth that I saved from when I was a kid and very ritualistically creating this companion.
The video for "Tourniquet" was directed by Floria Sigismondiwho also directed the video for " The Beautiful People " Sigismondi says that directing the video got her to gain confidence in herself and her "offbeat ideas". In order to gain inspiration for the video, she went through a period of sleep deprivationand was elated to see her ideas for the video "manifest into physical form. I'm sure there was a lot of different things at work there — the song, the lyrics, [Manson's] image — coupled with the video, but I do believe that in a way we all have the same rooted fears and dreams — part of that ' collective unconscious '.
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