Johnny Cash - Hurt
This song is like one long shiver down my spine.
I have no words for what this song does to me.
I can never understand the hype over this song because the original was so poignant. I mean, I love Cash, but the absolute agony in Reznor’s voice was just something else. This one pales in comparison
they’re different songs
Reznor’s is about ruining everything in his life because he’s a heroin junkie.
Cash’s is about looking on his entire life and singing his own eulogy (and ruining everything because he was a heroin junkie).
But like, even Reznor was like “it’s his song now, it was like seeing your ex girlfriend with her new boyfriend”, so it’s not even worth being bitter over imo.