Perfect Circle

Songfacts®:

  • Katie Melua explained to Metro France the background to this song: "Actually, I wrote that song with Molly McQueen and we wrote it for her, because I'm trying to write for other artists. But unfortunately, her album didn't work out so we ended up putting it on my album. But yeah, we actually wrote it for her acne 'cos she always scratches herself. She's addicted to it! So to me, 'Perfect Circle' is kind of about an addiction, and that addiction could be about biting your nails, drugs or being obsessed with a TV program. When you try to straighten out and change your habits, you still always seem to go back to it."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Yacht Rock!Song Writing

A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a cross-dresser? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of rock's greatest innovators.

DevoSongwriter Interviews

Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.