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Johnny Cash – Hurt

November 18, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   2 Comments

Hurt
Lyrics by Trent Reznor
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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 my crown of thorns
on my liar’s chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stain of time
the feeling disappears
you are someone else
I am still right here

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

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

This is my 200th post on my blog. I had an elaborate, reflective meta post all planned out, but life sometimes interrupts my desires with the all too visceral.

Sometimes, it seems, death and sickness stalks me. Sometimes, I wonder, is this my price for my happy life? It almost seems like a test. Am I passing? Am I failing?

I hurt. A close friend I have known longer than I have not known her, is sick. She stands a good chance of getting well, but it brings to the surface all of those who did not. The memories come back, oh the memories. I can remember everything. Everything.

I hurt, dear God, I hurt.

No more posting today. Johnny Cash sings it much better than I could write it.

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2 comments on: Johnny Cash – Hurt

  1. J.C November 18, 2008 at 11:46 am

    That video always makes me tear up.
    I’m sorry you hurt, I hope your friend gets better soon *hugs*

  2. Anthony November 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you J.C.

    Now go take a nap!

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