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

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Written by: Trent Reznor

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Hurt - Johnny Cash

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



Uraz Oktay

@Rodney Sumner That was simply beautiful. As beautiful as the song itself. I tend to write long replies, cause i generally have something to say, but i simply nodded my head reading your comment and felt the creative, comprehensive, sentimental, beautiful essence behind the words and i've felt gratitude for it. So i'm not sure what can i say more, but i'll try.

Yes, we are tragically beautiful, life's struggle for survival, and we as a species tend to find beautiful ways to express this will to survive, like this song.

It's a little sad and desperate when we picture us like that, on a desolate rock, orbiting a star on the vast cosmos, it almost brings tears to my eyes because that doesn't stop us, no matter what, we are singing swan songs throughout our lives not necessarily once, cause one can die many times, this song on the other hand is a swan song by definition. We are creating beautiful expressions called art, even if all will be lost in the end, we keep on trying, we keep on struggling, it's poetic.

Every word you typed resonated with me, i thank you for sharing your wisdom and heart, things you wrote are universal yet also so human. ^^ I'm deeply moved by your reply.

Yes it's not even about any of us, we are simply representing ( or like to think we do ) life on earth along with less evolved species and other life forms like plants.

Life on a little blue planet evolved itself a species who can express what it's like to be alive and how it feels to survive. We are an expression of life that can express life.

It's my pleasure doing this life thing with you. ^^ Let's just keep being tragically beautiful all along.



Rodney Sumner

This song was written by life, for life... It transcends ego and reaches that place within us where we are all one. In the end, it's not about reznor or cash. Or any of us. It's just life struggling to survive on a desolate rock orbiting a star on the vast cosmic arena.

One day, the sun will burn out. With it will go the life on earth. Tragically beautiful when viewed with the right lens.

All these songs and tones in the vocals that evoke those feelings and sends chills down the spine... All will be lost. Nothing matters. Yet, because nothing matters, it matters all the more.

Thanks for doing this life thing with me. I don't know who you are, or what you are going through in life. Your dreams or aspirations. Your family and friends.

Yet YOU exist. That's pretty cool from where I'M looking.



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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.

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Chezzy Jaun

I'm just a guy who holds a stop sign,

Chezzy Jaun

Septerber 22, 2018

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Spailon

You didn’t let us down,
But you did make it hurt.
Rest in peace, Johnny
1932 - 2003

Hetecks

If we where lucky enough...
He could have been heard in Farcry 5
Mainly because "set those sinners free" or something like that has a God's gonna cut you down

Kirstie Adams

@Magi Stop spamming.

ƈʊʀʟʏ ʄʀօʍ ȶɦɛ ֆաɨʀʟʏ

He didn't make it hurt.
Life did that.

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