Hurt by Nine Inch Nails Performed by Johnny Cash

Song of the week staff pick by Staff Editor Miranda Spencer: “Written and originally recorded by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails in 1995, this haunting song performed near the end of Cash’s life epitomizes the grief, hopelessness and self-hatred of the experience labeled depression. Its lyrics also well capture the feelings of being let down by psychiatry.”

– Miranda Spencer

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