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12021-04-28T08:37:54-04:00"Hurt" by Johnny Cash, contributed by Sam Silverstein (2021)1plain2021-04-28T08:37:54-04:00I selected Johnny Cash's song, "Hurt" because it gives a unique perspective into the life of one of the most famous American Artists of all time. In this final year of living, Johnny Cash is able to reflect on his life and be totally honest with himself. Even though he has numerous hit singles and is a world renowned artist, his drug addiction has pushed away all of the people in his life, and he is finally realizing that they are the most important aspect of life. His "crown of thorns" and "empire of dirt" represent two words that we normally associate with power, and instead he turns them into pain and sorrow. This song represents all of the self inflicted wounds that ultimately made Johnny Cash feel like his life was wasted, and now it is too late to change that fact.
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'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