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Video: Johnny Cash — “Hurt”

 

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In what may have been the last recorded performance of Johnny Cash, he covers a Trent Reznor lament about love and loss.

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Hurt

I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that’s real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar’s chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way


 

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This entry was posted on May 13, 2018 by in Art and Cinema, Music, Opinion Leaders, Poetry and tagged , .
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