Hurt

November 29, 2006

One of the darker songs on the Johnny Cash album American IV: The Man Comes Around, is a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song, Hurt.

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

© Nine Inch Nails

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.