The Anthem of the Anthropocene

Hurt

(Original: Nine Inch Nails, 1995, Cover: Johnny Cash, 2002)

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

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurt_(Nine_Inch_Nails_song)
https://www.songtexte.com/songtext/johnny-cash/hurt-23d41487.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AHCfZTRGiI

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