According to a source close to Perry, this song was inspired by the Sons of Anarchy
actor Jonathan Lewis whom Perry dated for approximately 18 months between 2005-06. The source told US Weekly
that Perry enjoyed their times together, however she saw that Lewis was "trouble" and "had to separate from him... to get ahead and focus on her career." The source added: "It's really sad. She could never help him and couldn't [let herself] go in that direction."
Lewis was unable to conquer his demons and after spending time in jail for assault with a deadly weapon, he had got himself in more trouble on a burglary charge when he was found dead in the driveway of the home aged 28 on September 27, 2012.
The source claimed that Perry also wrote "The One That Got Away
" about the troubled actor.