Speaking of cover songs that are better than the original, here’s another one.
I’m not sure why, though it may have to do with Cash’s weary old voice booming through the lyrics (unlike Young’s whisper-falsetto), which gives the song more authority. (Blah, blah, blah … insert your own analysis here).
What do you think?
By the way, I’ve gotten a lot of a good suggestions of cover songs that are better than the original. Keep them coming.