Learn how to play Hurt by Johnny Cash. Written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Arguably one of the saddest songs but very satisfying to play. Be sure to download the tabs for Hurt below.

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Lyrics
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,
 
I wear this crown of thorns,
Upon my liars 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]
 
And you could have it all,
My empire of dirt,
I will let you down,
I will make you hurt,
 
If I could start again,
A million miles away,
I will keep myself,
I would find a way,
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2 Comments

  1. jedhinkins

    I can’t seem to get any of the tabs to download???

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    • guitaranimal

      Hi there. Just saw your email as well. We’re not having any trouble with tab downloads here. Are you perhaps on a work network or have something that may be blocking downloads? They are hosted on Amazon S3 which is quite standard.

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