What does The Hurt mean?

Search Login

Cat Stevens: The Hurt Meaning


No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 1973

The Hurt Lyrics

you say you want to seek the truth, but it's hard to find no one to help you, your friends don't have the time, so you ride in your around in your car, switch on the radio, you want to relate to something you once read in a book, what kind of a...


    click a star to vote
    Dec 28th, 2013 12:42am report

    Followed cat stevens music religiously as a diehard new Yorker and a fan all the way ''back to earth'' album and going further back in time to ''the hurt'' song out of ''the foreigner suite'' album that feels the cat was being disillusioned in trying to find the truth to the answers that he was looking for in the way the eastern religions of philosophy was being preached by some phonies of the time for profit.

    The cat throughout most of his songs like this one was on a spiritual seeking journey, reminds me of Gordon lightfoot's ''cold hands from new york'' song, being raised with a Christian upbringing in his early life that in one way or another believed that if you stay true to yourself in your faith and get passed the hurt in ''turning your heart to the bright sun'' you will eventually find the meaning of love in the search, but the cat was dabbling like a ''jack of all trades'' in the peace and flower power of eastern buddhism, occult spiritualism,tarot card reading,numerology astrology,zen,and even I ching to understand the world that he was living in becoming an empowered Christian in the battle of the mind for freedom of the illusions that he felt pushed by to sellout from his true path in god. fell like cat stevens gave it a good try as a Christian cry in martyrdom 'cause I feel he realized to ''live ouside of Christ is to die and to die in Christ is to live''.

    Don't know what made him jump ship, but still like to think that the cat has jesus in his heart with the tongue of a muslim that god guided him to use for peace and music for a better world. happy new year and thanks for the music Yusuf[joseph] that never let me down, only comforted me towards my journey in my ''lord and saviour jesus Christ'' that died for my sins a long,long time ago.

More Cat Stevens song meanings ยป


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Carpe Diem anonymous
Down In It anonymous
Home anonymous
Like I'm Gonna Lose You anonymous
Party Favor anonymous
Xanny anonymous
Sacrifice farideh32
Spirits anonymous
Love on Top anonymous
After Midnight Truthisalligive
She's My Ride Home anonymous
Porch anonymous
Car Radio anonymous
Return To Innocence anonymous
Salt anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

How They Remember You
Rascal Flatts
The Man Who Loves You The Most
Zac Brown Band
Every Other Memory
Ryan Hurd
We Were Rich
Runaway June
Drift Away (iHeart Live)
Kane Brown
Trippie Redd
I See Red
Everybody Loves An Outlaw
Nobody Like Jesus
James Fortune