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Johnny Cash – Hurt lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus:]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus:]
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

[Outro]
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way



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    RobotGoggles
    This song. This song is simply a gorgeous way to illustrate how one feels when they are confronted with suicide or depression. Forget all of those goth sympathy songs, this song right here is all you need to show the utter helplessness, the loneliness, the unworthiness. The narrator of this song is not looking for mere sympathy through his words, he is instead singing to himself, trying to give himself comfort because everyone who he's depended on "goes away", or abandons him. "The needle" is symbolic of a syringe. He could be overdosing or, it could be poetic to mean some other form of suicide. The desperation shown in this song is so powerful, that even myself, being one who is afflicted with schizoaffective disorder and has thus horrible depression, it is comforting and therapeutic to hear a song that correctly describes how you feel, even if it does end with the narrator actually committing suicide. Remember. If you, yourself suffers with suicidal thoughts, it is not the answer. Remember that there are people who love you, and that your life is worth so much more than to be ended before it is supposed to. Call or text the suicide hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255 if you need to talk to someone. Remember. There is always someone who cares.
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