My buddy Adam K. sent me this clip from Lex Fridman discussing Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt” with Rick Rubin.
They discuss how the lyrics, originally written by a 20-something, are sad but a bit redemptive.
The same poem, when sung by a 70ish-year-old, feels devastating.
It’s an incredible piece of perspective art. Listen to the clip, the cover, and the original.
Goodbye 2022. Let’s be closer to 20 than 70 and grow from our hurt.