Aug 15, 2010

Music Monday: New Katy Perry (single) - Circle the Drain

Katy Perry's latest single, "Circle the Drain" is probably the most personal track she's ever written, about an ex downward spiraling through addiction. With lyrics like, You say you have to write your rhymes/Whatever helps you sleep at night/You've become what you despise, /A stereotype/You think you're so rock and roll, /But you're really just a joke./Had the world in the palm of your hands, /But you fucking choked/ "Circle the Drain" was obviously inspired by her former fiancé Travie McCoy.

Put aside the line "You say you have to write your rhymes," it's no secret that the Gym Class Heroes frontman struggled with addiction, in 2008 he confessed to his own struggles in his battle to get clean on his blog. Add that to the clever use of the word "choked," clearly playing on the Gym Class Heroes song, "Cupid's Chokehold" a video that Katy made a cameo in, as Travie's girlfriend. I guess this is Katy's way of explaining to Travie, and the world her side of their breakdown, and she goes in! You fall asleep during foreplay,/'Cause the pills you take, are more your forte. /I'm not sticking around to watch you go down. /Wanna be your lover, not your fucking mother. /Can't be your saviour, I don't have the power. /I'm not gonna stay and watch you circle the drain,/ Katy's not holding anything back! I love when formerly engaged musicians use their music to take stabs at each other, it adds a new layer of entertainment to the songs! Plus it makes me feel like an insider, like I'm part of the circle (pun, fully intended)!

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