I’m ashamed to admit that I hadn’t seen this video in full until very recently. I knew of it, just as I knew of Johnny Cash and his music, but like his music, it wasn’t something I actively searched out.

Recently, having added some of his greatest hits to his collection, I’ve gained a greater appreciation of him as an artist and as a person, and watching this video gives me a great appreciation of its power and its timing. Debuting less than a year before his death, it is widely considered to be his epitaph. It is certainly one of the most powerful music videos I have ever seen.

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