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Hurt
Johnny Cash 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 will keep myself
I would find a way

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Trent Reznor

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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'm 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



All comments from YouTube:

Cynic Snacks

Listening to this song will never not completely destroy me.

Mike Senesac

@Richard Tater well if I knew how I would but thanks for bringing to my attention

Bill Taylor

@Justin Ravencroft Agree 100%

Richard Tater

@Harry Conlan - Guitarist This song was written by a young man who was only 30 when it was released (Trent Reznor).

Richard Tater

@Mary Bennett He didn't write the song by the way....

Richard Tater

@Mary Bennett I don't mean to mess with your beliefs there Marty Bennett but mankind is spread all around this planet and not everyone is 'Christian', therefore not everyone believes Jesus is our Savior or that their even was a Jesus. Its 2021 woman, no need for such ignorant statements these days. I don't mean to insult you just that I'm rushed and had to type this as quick as possible and as straightforward as possible.

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Raul Perdomo

When a Legend looks into his life and knows the end is close, have no regrets, have to make no peace with no one but himself, and he does, and then... He flies away.

The Bull King

His regret is selling his soul because burning in hell for eternity isn't worth a lifetime of fame.

Simon L.

It’s a cover of a song by nine inch nails but it changes nothing his voice is so powerfull and it perfectly end his career

Denis Bellerose

The life a legend in 4 minutes. A huge heritage. God bless Johnny where you are.

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