Everyone I know goes away in The End.

Via on Sep 5, 2011

A great man, powerful, a giant of his era…sees his Empire of Dirt reduced—like everyone we know—to nothing. A powerful video to watch and consider and see the shaky hands and June and know that he lived all the way—all of it. Perfection isn’t the point: heart is. Caring is. Bravery is.

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This poignant performance of Nine Inch Nail’s, “Hurt” is almost haunting, as it was recorded just prior to Cash’s untimely death. Whether or not a Johnny Cash fan, this performance is powerful and deep with emotion. Produced by Rick Rubin, The Man Comes Around is the fourth and final Grammy Award-winning album Cash and Rubin have collaborated on.

Bonus, the original, which no one ever expected Cash to cover (thanks, Rick):

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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5 Responses to “Everyone I know goes away in The End.”

  1. How the heck did you know that this song is on my repeat list time and time again? Seriously. How did you know?

  2. Kate Bartolotta KateBartolotta says:

    Same here Diane… Everything is temporary, everything ends, everyone leaves & Johnny sings it beautifully as always.

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