"Circle One" as written by and Darby Crash....
I'm Darby Crash
A social blast
Chaotic master
I'm Darby Crash
Your meccas gash
Prophetic stature

I'm Darby Crash
A one way match
Demonic flasher

Deep, deep, deep, in my eyes
There's a round, round, round,
circle of lives

It's a tame, tame, tame sort of world
Where you're caught, bought,
taught, as it twirls...

I'm Darby Crash
A social blast
Chaotic master

Snap, crackle, pop
Snap, crackle, pop
Snap, crackle, pop-in here

Snap, crackle, pop
Snap, crackle, pop
Snap, crackle, pop-out there


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"Circle One" as written by Darby Crash

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    General CommentUhhh.... I'm pretty sure it's just Darby professing his love for rice krispies.
    biglizardon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's another referrence to him seing himself as a banevolent dictator. Darby/Bobby/Paul (whatever you wanna call him) always had a pack of his followers with him, people who would do practically anything for him. I think that's what he meant by
    "Deep deep deep in my eyes
    There's a round round round circle of lives
    It's a tame tame tame sort of world "

    'Circle One' was a small movement thing he started. When he made good enough firends with people and felt like he really connected with them, he'd burn a circle into their hand with a cigarette. That also explains the cover of G.I. It was his way of taking a bunch of marginalised outsiders and loners and giving them a connection with each other, so they were always part of a larger group of punks and misfits. He also thought it was cool how 25 years later (which is actually around now, come to think of it...) there'd be 2 complete strangers in line at a supermarket or something, and they would notice the marks and there would be that immediate connection between them, because they would both have been a part of the same movement, the same budding culture.
    shadowwiththeeyeson December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentInteresting observation. However the circles burnt on peoples hands showed loyalty to the band not Darby. Pat Smear was actually the first give the burn to anybody. The rule was once you had one you could give it to someone else.
    The Dishon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, but I think Darby kind of viewed himself as the dicatator or leader of the Germs. If you've read "We've Got The Neutron Bomb" they talk a lot about his self-absorbance. He was fascinated with Hitler and Mussolini, just because of the entire control thing.
    Don't get me wrong, I think The Germs are most definately one of my favourite bands ever, that was just Darby's personality. But it's part of what made him so great.
    plastic_sconeson July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like biglizard's way of thinking!
    NeverXMindon January 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentShane West does NOT deserve to sing this song live, in studio, or anywhere.
    RingAnimatedon January 28, 2012   Link

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