Others declare it a rather general ode to the self-destructive glamour of heroin. Thank you, Trevor, for writing this song. Years later when I was just pulling myself out of that life and starting over I heard Johnny Cash singing those same words. Cash wasn't able to attend because of a stomach ailment. I heard that voice, that regret, years of struggle and hopelessness. The sad thing is, all these clueless wonders out there thing he made it now. When Cash recorded the song, he received numerous accolades.
It is about the pain that our sin causes ourselves and other people,especially the ones we love. Every version of this song has been powerful, every version has shown its own meanings, this is just a great song, period! Someone that could have been me. Johnny Cash just made a great sond greater! In short, we have betrayed us. Respectfully — most of the credit should go to the artist who created and wrote the words, and nobody can mean those words more than him, anyone else is merely interpreting and relating to them. I'd known where I was when I wrote it.
Cash is great yeah, but he was old when he did it, he did it because Rick Ruben told him to. Nail on head, I thought the exact same thing when reading it. The theme of this poem is about realizing consequences and regret and this is told through the metaphor of drug usage Although drugs do still have a part in the poem. The Johnny Cash version has , for me, more vulnerability. What I think really makes Reznor's version stand out, other than the dissonance, is the emotion in the vocals.
But the most important element was when we discovered a film archive in the museum. Listening to the song you feel it. His death had nothing to do with the acclaim rightly given. One montage scene showed visibly shaken and emotional for not being able to play due to an injury during the match, being in tears at one point. I'd been out of the limelight for a while. A gift I cannot repay! I feel that they are both completely different songs. Reznors original version Hurt, the song Trent Wrote will always be my favorite song hands down.
Rubin asked him to reconsider, and he him listen to the song while he read the lyrics. To me it seems like the song was meant to be performed by Metallica. I know how I felt. This song, along with most of The Downward Spiral album was done in the mansion. Later I became one, but I didn't know there was an addict in me that just hadn't bloomed out of the dirt yet. Tell that to Jimmy Hendrix and his career defining all along the watchtower. I feel like nobody here understands the song at all.
Trent Reznor wrote the song in 1994 and recorded with his band for their album The Downward Spiral. He called me on a Tuesday and said, 'Johnny's going on holiday to his ranch in Jamaica on Saturday so if you want to make this you better make it quick. Lots of remakes are better than the original. I'm not a big fan of country at all. If you know anything about his life at all he grew as a performer after meeting June Carter and the Carter Family.
Hence subjectivity and why the author asked which version we prefer. Yes, Reznor wrote the song. And yeah, the song doesn't have to be about drugs. It's the same song guys, regardless of who is singing it. But I think the only reason cash's version is liked more is because its plain easier to listen to that Trent's original and better version, the songs about a personal struggle and lets be honest anyone who's been in that position with drugs will testify that its horrific. I've seen Nine Inch Nails in concert three times since Cash covered this song, and every time he has played Hurt. I just like Johnny's version better.
I got what Trent was saying, I was moved by it and the theme of the album, I thought and still think that what he was trying to say and the way he was saying were perfect for what he was getting across. This posts will correct them all. According to Rick Rubin, it was his daughter, , who convinced him to let it go. According to literature professor Leigh H. If you look deeper, you will find this song is a message of wanted hope, someone finding a reason to live.
Ladies and gentlemen, your seats please. The man doesn't sing on tune nor do any of the lyrics sound synchronized with the instruments. I can empathize more with Cash, knowing what I know of his life, and also with the twists and turns that my own life threw at me. Also, and this is more my personal taste in music, but I found the Nine Inch Nails version far more emotionally compelling and just plain more enjoyable to listen to. I listened to it and it was very strange.
It will surely move you to tears as you watch how vulnerable, and authentic Cash was in the video. I suppose if you're a musical purist, Cash's tune seems better. I mean, the opening line is, 'I hurt myself today. It's not about cutting, or a relationship. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I highly recommend checking it out.