Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hurt – Nine Inch Nails

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
You could have it all - my empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of shit - 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

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

The Johnny Cash Version has ‘crown of thorns’ instead of ‘crown of shit’. Well that’s a small difference in the lyrics.. but there is a huge difference in what the song means to NIN and what it means for Johnny Cash. Just for the record – the song was written by Trent Reznor (NIN).

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