Most people know that it was originally an excellent in its own right Nine Inch Nails song, but exactly how the cover and its iconic music video were put together only adds to its resonance. The recording went ahead, produced by super producer Rick Rubin, and was released as a single in , catching the ear of respected One Hour Photo director Mark Romanek. He had only days to turn something around. That idea would blossom into a heart-wrenching music video, that spoke about the transience of life, the gracelessness of death, the Ozymandian crumbling of an oeuvre and the decline of a genre, an era and an attitude. The cracked platinum records.
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How did this year-old country star end up performing a Trent Reznor song? Johnny Cash had a long and eventful career before he recorded Hurt in Born J. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas in , the musician signed to the legendary Sun Records in the mids and forged a hugely-successful career as a country singer with hits like I Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues.
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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 would keep myself I would find a way. Submit Corrections.