JOHNNY CASH


Hurt Lyrics

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

these lyrics are last corrected by Anon

Songwriter(s): Michael Reznor, Trent Reznor
Copyright: Penny Farthing Music O.B.O. Arlovol Music
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Meaning to "Hurt" (17 meanings)
btw 01/18/11,16:27
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Trent never said he liked JC's version better than his, he did say that JC had turned it into a totally different good song- but he admitted the first time he heard it he didnt like the way it sounded
angel of faithnpain 01/11/12,09:19
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this brings a million tears n flooding emotions as my xhus an addict use to cry asking me hear the words as i did sadley he was 2 lost 2 b helped most of saved by his own deamons nlife. God bless u jc
Richard Taylor 11/25/10,03:01
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You're all musically ignorant. The whole album is covers. Noone's moaning about Rusty Cage by Soundgarden or Rowboat by Beck. That's what a real artist does when he covers a song is make it his own. 1
Paul 07/23/10,06:46
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The song makes me cry. In the end we all have to face our mistakes. But it's never too late to rehabilitate yourself. Keep your head up high and try. Don't let John down! I wish you all the strength!!
cindy 01/18/10,14:18
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I first heard this song after learning my sons girlfriend who is 16 is a cutter. The lyrics describe perfectly the hopelessness she feels and that she is just trying to feel something.heartwrenching.
rachel 01/02/10,03:42
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johnny cash did an amazing job, but people fawn over it like her wrote it. the lyrics (which make the whole song) are trent's, and the music is fine in both. they both have different emotions I guess.
Poop on pooponyouanny 11/09/09,00:54
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There is no definition of whose version is better overall; it's entirely a matter of opinion. Stop being arrogant pr!cks and appreciate the musical variety. You people are probably why it was written.
David 10/17/12,02:37
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Actually the song was written by Trent in 1995 and Cash covered it in 2002. Personally the NIN version was terrible. Cash did it so well it should be his own. Sevendust did a pretty awesome cover as well.
DBZ 10/13/12,00:32
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Yes this song may have been wrote by other groups yes he may have wanted to have a new slate and get away from here.But I believe that he put his feelings into this song lets just think here There may be much more behind the lyrics of the song.But others have their own meaning.I think he did better.
Peeta 12/25/11,16:23
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This song makes me think about my daughters whom I lost and how if they could see me now they would see I have nothing to offer. I am only a shadow of who I was with them and it would hurt them and me
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