Hurt by Johnny Cash

What do you think?

My friend just died of a heroin OD.The only song we could think of was "Hurt" - the Johnny Cash version - and "The needle and the damage done" by Neil Young.
He was only 20. He was like my big brother, everyone just looked the other way at his problem and this is what happens. Southie has a huge heroin problem - it always has and it's so common no one does anything. Five out of ten of my friends are junkies - what can you do?

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

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 liar's 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

 

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

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way 

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