The music video manly men can cry their manly tears to. And deservedly so! I suspect that Cash in his later years could imbue any song with old-timey dignity and pathos, but there was always a hard kernel of something beyond nihilistic self-pity in NIN's output. A gorgeous, leathery, heartbreaking video.
Who knew that a Nine Inch Nails cover could become one of the most moving songs in music's illustrious history? Johnny Cash's cathartic will and testament to a life of debauchery and regrets is chronologued with an unmistakable pathos in such a direct music video. Astonishing.
The video and the song both emotionally touching. The fact that its contained archieved images from Cash's life up to his final months is a great testament and what makes it so powerful. Theres so much pain behind it and a haunting portrait of a clearly fragile Cash. He project his emotions and it can be heard in his voice. This especially devastating because it was recorded months before his death.