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 feeling disappears
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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Songwriter(s): Michael Reznor, Trent Reznor
Copyright: Penny Farthing Music O.B.O. Arlovol Music
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Meaning to "Hurt" song text (105 meanings)
Boom 08/08/12,00:30
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To me the song is actually about regret - If you take the song in its entirety I would say its about a woman who left and he turned to drugs to cope with the loss
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
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
Hello 11/27/12,09:53
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this is an amazing song incorperated by an amazing man. he is saying he wants to go far away from here and start over.
Pete 07/25/12,00:03
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Of course it's about drugs. Of course it's about loss. No, he doesn't want to re-live his life over again. He wants to go a million miles away so nobody knows him. Clean slate...new beginning
kevin 07/24/12,00:52
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the song was written by trent and his struggle with life,john incorperated into his own life, if you watch june as he sang you can feel the sorrow.even john felt it. a true artist can do this
Jeanette 06/05/12,22:48
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THe way Johnny Cash interprets it the song seems more about loss, the human condition, and how no matter how much you have it won't last in the end.
Person 05/24/12,00:47
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You people are focusing on two lines of this song. He is talking about how he has lost so much because of what he's done and that he would try it over if he could.
someguy 05/16/12,03:10
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Songs can be interpreted differently by different people. All I know is that these lyrics fit almost perfectly with the tune of jingle bells
George 05/15/12,02:31
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All of you who are postulating your theories about the meaning of this song, keep in mind that this is a cover. Trent Reznor wrote this song in the 90s. The needle he's talking about is for heroin.
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