What does Circle the Drain mean?

Katy Perry: Circle the Drain Meaning

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Song Released: 2010

Circle the Drain Lyrics

This is the last time you say,
After the last line you break,
It's not even a holiday,
Nothing to celebrate.
You give a hundred reasons why,
And you say you're really gonna try.
If I had a nickel for everytime,
I'd overbank.

Thought that I was...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2011 !⃝

    This song is about her falling in love with a drug addict, who kept telling her Everytime, that it would be the last time he'd do it, but kept repeatedly breaking that promise.

  2. dsb
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    Apr 27th 2011 !⃝

    Its about an ex-boyfriend, who is apparently travie mccoy, who had a drug addiction. And getting his next hit was more important than her. She says "I'm not sticking around to watch you go down" so she's leaving him.
    In an interview when the album got released she said that its her version of "you oughta know"

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