Songday Sunday – Hurt

“Music has the charms to soothe the savage beast.”

Welcome to Songday Sunday 

Today’s song is by country king, the man in black, Johnny Cash. Cash’s repertoire of powerful songs is long and many have impacted upon me, but none more so than ‘Hurt’.

This introspective song of self-deprecating honesty was the soundtrack behind a fanfic story I wrote about a brooding, damaged assassin and his tormented love for an innocent girl. ‘Hurt’ captured the very soul of my assassin and set the tone for a powerful scene.

Today, ‘Hurt’ remains one of my favourite songs and source of inspiration when I’m writing scenes where a character is grappling with internal conflict. It is part of my Guns of Perdition soundtrack and a regular in my playlist.

Enjoy the powerful pain of ‘Hurt’ and marvel in the voice of the man in black.

Image courtesy of Pixabay

27 thoughts on “Songday Sunday – Hurt

  1. I just remembered. I on the Outcast’s Bloghouse tomorrow?! It’s getting cold waiting under this tree in the forest! 😭

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  2. The beginning of this song reminds me of the line in “Iris,” the Goo Goo Doll’s song: “Yeah, you bleed just to know you’re alive.” That line inspired certain reactions in two of my characters.

    Isn’t it amazing how music can inspire so much in our lives?

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      1. It’s crazy, I’m telling you. My iTunes looks like it belongs to somebody with multiple personality disorder. (Maybe it does . . .) 🙂

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