This song is about depression, with lead singer Dolores O'Riordan singing:
You cut a hole in my heart Ruptured a hole in my heart
She said it's "about being in that black hole and finding it hard to get out of it."
This was one of three new songs included on the Cranberries 2017 acoustic album Something Else. "Rupture," along with the other tracks on the album, was recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick in Ireland.
"Sell me, sell me, sell me something," O'Riordan pleads in this song. "It's about the way the world works," she explained in a Songfacts interview. "It's all about money, isn't it really, at the end."