“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” by Fiona Apple

Based on the beginning of “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”, it is easy to believe this song is about a tumultuous romantic relationship. And logically something along those lines would be part of the overall narrative. But as the song progresses you can hear that Fiona begins harping on her relationship with those who would not be romantic interests, such as her female peers. And basically the way the story evolves is as follows.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters at Lyrics.org.

In the early stages of her career she dealt with a considerable degree of hate and other challenges. This was largely due to the fact that she did not conform to the status quo. So many people thought that she would inevitably fail. Moreover, she was more naïve back then. Yet now she is here to proclaim that not only has she established herself as an industry mainstay, but also many of her doubters from back in the day are rather the ones who have fallen off. And the concept the title of this song alludes to is her now casting aside all restrictions and truly repping who she is on the inside. 

So conclusively, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” can be viewed as a celebration of personal success and the perseverance which may such possible. But there is also a theme of self-liberation, of a long-standing artist who has now reached the point in her career whereas she is ready to do what she feels she has to do, regardless of the consequences.

Lyrics of "Fetch the Bolt Cutters"

Quick Facts about “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” was written exclusively by Fiona Apple.

She also produced the track, in conjunction with Amy Aileen Wood.

This is the title song from Fiona Apple’s fifth-studio album. Epic Records released the project on 17 April 2020.

The title of this track was derived from an episode of a UK television show called “The Fall”.

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