Sing me the song of days gone by,

sing me the song that made me cry.

The remorse, regret, and pain I'm in,

reflects the memories of what has been.

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Hint 1

Am C D


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This to me seems to be a pretty close fit to:

the chord progressions used in the song Hurt, originally by Nine Inch Nails but covered in this key by Johnny Cash in 2002. The verse chords are Am-C-D and the chorus follows an Am-F-C-G pattern, both of which feature prominently in this diagram.

The music video for the Johnny Cash version has been widely acclaimed as one of the best of all time, and the song enjoyed another revival in 2017 when used in trailers for the Hugh Jackman film, Logan.

This particular song:

contains a lot of lyrics about remorse, regret and pain, the first verse and chorus as follows:

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

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


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