In what she is calling her "You Oughta Know" song, Katy Perry takes a few well placed shots at her ex-boyfriend Travis McCoy. The NY Post has an excerpt from the song Circle The Drain.
"Thought I was the exception/ I could rewrite your addiction/ You could have been the greatest/ But you'd rather get wasted/ You fall asleep during foreplay/ 'Cause the pills you take are more your forté/ I'm not sticking around to watch you go down/ Wanna be your lover/ Not your [bleep]ing mother."
Wow. Sounds like there is some bitterness there, huh? Travis has made no secret of his pill addiction but says he is clean now. He also has a hit song.
The thing about Alanis' song was that we all think we know who it is about, but I don't think she has ever actually come out and said who it is about. Dave Coulier from Full House was always the popular guess. In this case, Katy does not really leave any doubt who it is referring to, and I am not sure if you should be bringing up someone's addiction in a song.
The guy has tried to get sober, says he is sober now ,so it seems like she is kind of kicking the guy when he was already down.