March 20, 2008


“Hurt” was written by Trent Reznor and first released on Nine Inch Nails's 1994 album The Downward Spiral. In 2002, the song was covered wonderfully and to great success by Country music legend Johnny Cash—it was his very last hit (he died in 2003).

But the most impressive thing about the song was its accompanying video, featuring images from Cash's life. It was named the best video of the year by the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards.

The video is not, perhaps, an easy-listening and watching experience—though I absolutely love it—but it could be very suitable to Holy Week.

P.S. I will be off for a few days, returning after Easter. A blessed Holy Week to you all.


  1. Solo la Grazia di Dio sa concedere un simile passaggio dal tempo debole e vuoto al tempo forte, ricco, colmo di una inesplicabile pienezza. Come solo un Dio poteva colmare fino a risalirlo l'abisso che conduce dalla morte alla vita.

    Buona Pasqua a tutti, nel Risorto.

  2. Un pensiero stupendo. Grazie, contraccambio di cuore.

  3. Thanks for having shown to readers this video. The simplicity and depth of rural America has always fascinated me. I will buy some music of this "Man in black", Johnny Cash. I really loved his deep true voice.

  4. Hi Man of Roma, glad you enjoyed the song & video. Johnny Cash is the demonstration that depth and simplicity are two faces of the same coin. As our Roman ancestors knew--simplex sigillum veri ...

    P.S. Thanks for adding WRH to your blogroll!