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Nine Inch Nails

Hurt (5:00)

"Hurt" is a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral. In 2002, Hurt was covered by Johnny Cash to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash's final hit releases before his death.

Reznor's comments after seeing the video of the Cash version of his song were:

"I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song…

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I hurt myself today,
To see if I still feel.
I focus on the pain.
The only thing that's real.

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt Lyrics


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  • v What a finale. Stop making me feel things.
  • "What are you in here for?" "Everything."
  • Rick, pls :(
  • What have I become, my sweetest friend? Everyone I know goes away in the end .__.
  • <3
  • It kinda reminds me of Jesu.
  • Very beautiful song
  • you could have it all, my empire of dirt
  • Everyone I know goes away in the end
  • I never really got into NIN, but "Hurt" is absolutely amazing. How can a song be that pathetic and dignified at the same time? In that regard, PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" gives me a similar vibe. There you go: My pointless comparison of the day, haha.

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