Everyone i know, goes away in the end.
Is this one of the most moving videos ever???
recorded this in 2002, and the song on it?s own is good, but when it?s accompanied by the video it is simply breathtaking. It is a cover of the Nine Inch Nails
song and was recommended to Cash by Rick Rubin
who was a close friend of Trent Reznor
[the man who is NIN
], and it is the Mark Romanek video that brings so much poignancy to the song. In it we see a frail Johnny Cash cut in between film clips of his life, his family, and his past. 2 months after it?s filming his wife, June Carter Cash
died, and then 4 months later Cash died too, with this being his last song. Very sad and one wonders if he knew his life was coming to an end, and this was him reciting his own obituary.
Reznor admitted that when Rubin first asked if Cash could cover his song, he was ?flattered? but worried that ?the idea sounded a bit gimmicky.? The power of Cash?s song didn?t fully hit Reznor until he saw the video.
Reznor often refers to ?Hurt? as ?a song that isn?t mine anymore.? It belongs to Cash now.
Watch the video, feel for Cash, and I defy you not to feel tears and sadness.
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