The Man in Black covers that other guy in black. The result, Hurt, is far more poignant and harrowing than the original recording ever was. Though I could have done without the Jesus imagery at the end, the video is a strong complement to the song.

The lyrics, which sound so narcissistic in the youthful nihilism of Trent Reznor, take on new meaning as the much older Cash sings them. Just seeing him, compared to the images of Cash as a young man, it hit me as to just how old he is getting. There is no doubt that Cash is aware of that fact, and the song (and the imagery paired with it) really bring this home.

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