Archive for November, 2012


Johnny Cash – Hurt

Well, time for another song! This time it’s Hurt by Johnny Cash (originally by Nine Inch Nails). The song was published in 2002 on the album American IV: The Man Comes Around, as one of the last songs recorded by Cash. Here are the lyrics. Listen and enjoy.

A classic. Listened to this once after not having heard it in over a year or so, and it made me tear up. It’s so beautiful. Johnny’s voice is impeccable, a little rough, but so good. Just might be one of the best pieces of music in the world. Liked by so many. It begins so calmly and builds up, and ends with just Johnny’s voice again, and that is so great. The music video is very strong, and the lyrics are too.

 

“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”
(Hurt – Johnny Cash)

 

Hey there! I’ve noticed that I’m going slow in the blog world, and decided I should speed up a bit. But not that fast, because today I’m doing a post on the Linkin Park song Shadow Of The Day off the album Minutes To Midnight (2007). Here are the lyrics.

Music video:

Lyric video without all the disturbing sound effects from the music video:

 

I like the cleanness of Chester’s voice in this one. The song starts off very slow and nice with a few deep tones, the keyboard and vocals, and escalates nicely towards the refrain, and more toward the second refrain, without taking off completely before the guitar solo. The guitar actually doesn’t come in before after the second refrain, and you can hear a sample of a string ensemble that kicks in before the second verse. There are a lot of small elements in this song to complete it in the way it turned out. Even though the lyrics may seem a little blue, the song itself sound more of a cheerful tune as we reach the end of it, but if we look at the music video, the song changes it’s entire meaning. At first listen it seems so simple, but you notice more and more about it every time. It’s very well executed, even the music video is very well thought through. So beautiful.

 

“Sometimes solutions aren’t so simple
Sometimes good bye’s the only way”
(Shadow Of The Day – Linkin Park)

 

 

Have you heard? No? Then I think you should. This is Evanescence’s previously unreleased song If You Don’t Mind live in Brazil, played for the first time. I think it’s really worth a listen. As much as I enjoyed the live version, I sure would like to hear the recorded version of this song. It sounds absolutely great, magnificent. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

 

This was the best thing I could find, the closest you would come to the actual recorded version of the song:

I really love the lyrics and the roughness of the song, and I really hope they will publish a recorded version soon. I think it’s great and I liked it very much.

 

“And if you don’t mind I would like to live the lie that I will survive
And if you don’t mind, I would like to slip away and leave your world behind”
(If You Don’t Mind – Evanescence)