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Interesting facts and trivia about Tourniquet. By Songfacts®.

A tourniquet is a device used to apply pressure to a limb or extremity to stop the flow of blood. It may be used in emergencies, in surgery, or in post-operative rehabilitation. Here, Zach Bryan is the tourniquet for a bleeding soul.

The girl is bleeding emotionally, wounded by a world that's anything but gentle. Zach Bryan, the one-man first aid squad, wraps himself around her wounds, easing the pain, promising protection. You've been stabbed in the back and the rest of your body Won't you tell me where you're bleedin' from? Bryan isn't just bringing talk to the table. He's hauling along a care package of unwavering support. I bandage up your body and your bones and your bad days too Take care of the blood that your love runs through I know all the damage that some days in this dark world does In a world where shadows outnumber the stars, Zach Bryan knows what damage they can do. He's the tourniquet, the guardian of her healing.

The song's heart shifts gears at the end of the second verse, inviting a fresh take: it highlights a seasoned guitar player aging in the spotlight. You've been playin' your guitar from arenas to the bars Since you were old enough to rhyme a word But your face is gettin' thinner and you're prayin' for the winter And I heard you f---ed it up with her Is this a conversation that Zach Bryan is having with his own reflection? It's not just a girl in the spotlight; he might be singing to himself, bearing the blame for wrecking what was.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Tourniquet.
4/4Time Signature


The album Tourniquet is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Tourniquet.
Warner Records
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℗ 2024 Belting Bronco Records under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

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