"Forming" as written by and Bobby Pyn....
Rip them down
Hold me up
Tell them that
I'm your gun
Pull my trigger
I am bigger than

Mr. Prez in his big White House
Listen he says we're comin' out
Infiltration-we're numbin' your minds
Concentration-we've done time

[repeat chorus]

Over there the Queen she says
Let's stamp them out and dry
Those tears

Saturation-we want in taxes
Flagelation-we've got gashes

[repeat chorus]

In the cold, the czars claimin'
Just protectin', rockets aimin'
Alteration-the word is changin'
Observation-we want action

[repeat chorus]

I the Emperor proclaim
Us the masters we rule the game
Inclination-somethin' to dream on
Deprivation-we are sons

[repeat chorus]



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"Forming" as written by Bobby Pyn

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is an awesome song...
    Full Disclosureon December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBrilliant song, deservedly a classic. Darby's talking about how there are many different forms of government and none of them truly benefit those they represent.
    punkpirateon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever. i love darby crash.
    i saw red hot chili peppers live and they covered this song, it was THE BEST THING EVER.
    speraticalon May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like he's talking about each different countries leaders.
    whiskeyclonehotelon September 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is widely regarded as the first single to come out of the L.A. punk scene. sad that it only has five comments while shit like Plain White T's has hundreds.
    BlackLungFeveron July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentblacklung, did you ever consider that most punks could care less about the interweb? Pull my trigger Im bigger than...
    3ChordSpeedon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDarby Crash was the man! Sid vicious, wishes he could be half of what Darby was! The Germs don't get enough recognition...so under-rated!
    GunBoyRoveron August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe last line of the 4th verse should be "Deprivation- we are suns"

    its an illusion to kings and emperors referring to themselves as the "light." This is in special reference to the shah of iran and louis xiv of france. one of the shah's titles was "the light of the aryans", and louis referred to himself as "the sun king."

    during the time the song was written the shah was an american puppet and there were increasingly widespread protests and acts of civil disobedience against him being violently suppressed by the shah's secret police. darby was very sympathetic with the anti-shah movement because he saw it as a democratic people's movement. he died before it became what it did.

    Darby was a tragic genius, no one can honestly deny his talent when it stairs at you in the face.
    libertarianlefton April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the only Germs song I've heard where I can almost understand what Darby Crash is saying. Haha. Whatever. The Germs are just amazing.
    XNeverMindon March 17, 2011   Link

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