Death by a Thousand Cuts is the tenth track of Taylor Swift's seventh album Lover. It was released on August 23, 2019.
Meaning and Background
"Death by a Thousand Cuts was inspired by the Netflix movie Someone Great. I cried watching the movie and so for about week I started waking up from dreams that I’m living out that scenario. I woke up and was like: I’m writing a breakup song. It's a sad bop. Breakups are an important part of the story to tell, and that's when I started to really imagine the scope of Lover: that it's not just about flowers and sunshine, because that's not it at all.- Taylor about Death by a Thousand Cuts
- The writer/director of Someone Great, the inspiration of the song, said that the movie was inspired by Taylor's song Clean.
- In the movie, there's a scene where the characters walk past Taylor's old apartment in Cornelia Street.
- 2019 Elvis Duran interview
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