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Hurt

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Duration

7 minutes

Year of Composition

2014

Licensing

Meg Davies

Recording

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Note from Composer

My arrangement of Trent Reznor’s ‘Hurt’ for SATB Choir & Soprano Solo.

This piece is not yet in print.

The Text

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 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

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

Trent Reznor, b.1965