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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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Angel Noriega

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



Doc Will

I marched in step today, to see how it used to feel, I focus on habits that remain for they are all that is left thats real.

The pills I swallow whole as my ears start that familiar ring,
Try to forgot those days, but I remember everything.

What have we all done?
My dearest friends, all the brothers I knew have gone away or departed for an early end.

And you could have them all, my medals and uniforms are worth less than dirt,
For it was I who let them down the one who was meant to stop their hurt,

No glory can be found, for they all lied about the reasons we were sent over there.

Head now full of haunting memories which I cannot repair,

Despite all this time the feelings have never gone away

Many have managed to move on, here I am cursed to stay

And you could have them all, my medals and uniforms are worth less than dirt,
For it was I who let them down the one who was meant to stop their hurt,

If I could turn back time, go back all 3,565 days I could save them myself, I swear this time I would find a way.

An Afghanistan War Corpsman's Hurt.
Inspired by Nine Inch Nails and Mr. Johnny Cash.



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Yair Sasson Art

Closing that piano was like closing his coffin. That is truly one of the most emotional songs ever.

Susan Smith

Powerful

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Tobias van Toledo

Its beautiful

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Ryan Fever

I wish we could tell Johnny that even in his 70’s his singing was still great and almost 20 years later people still come back and listen to his later work, he never let us down

Marcel Kukula

I don't

iggi Velasco

Johnny Cash Lives Forever and we all have a morally responsibility to introduce this song and music of his to new listeners. His legacy honored!

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