The music video was directed by former NIN collaborator Mark Romanek, who sought to capture the essence of Cash, both in his youth and in his older years. In a montage of shots of Cash's early years, twisted imagery of fruit and flowers in various states of decay, seem to capture both his legendary past and the stark and seemingly cruel reality of the present. According to literature professor Leigh H. Edwards, the music video portrays "Cash's own paradoxical themes".
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The music video had to be shot in a short period of time as Johnny Cash did not wish to stay in the cold Tennessee weather for long. See more
Features A Gunfight
Written by Trent Reznor
Performed by Johnny Cash See more