Originally, this was Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor’s song, one he called his most personal, but when the old Johnny Cash performed it very shortly before his death, he made it completely his own, and even Reznor had to admit it. To this day, Cash’s Hurt is one of the most harrowing yet soothing song on … going away.
And here’s Reznor’s original version – a completely different but also awesome piece of music And … the original, which people too often are ignorant of!
BTW, Hangover 3 makes hilarious use of the Reznor song. It’s worth watching just for that!