When you were languishing in rooms I built to file you in
And when the wind set down in funnel form and pulled you in

I don't need to walk around in circles
Walk around in circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in
Don't need to walk around in circles
Walk around in circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in

And when the ghostly dust of violence traces everything
And when the gas runs out just wreck it, you insured the thing

I don't need to walk around in circles
Walk around in circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in
Don't need to walk around in circles
Walk around in circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in

Doom da doom da doom
Well I'm going, I'm going

Doom da doom da doom
Well I'm going, I'm going

Doom da doom da doom
Well I'm going, I'm going

Doom da doom da doom
Well I'm going, I'm going

But I can't sigh now that you made the move
It has gone and gone to dogs
Lay down on the floor
For the right price I can get everything
Slip into the car
Go driving to the farthest star

I don't need to walk around in circles, walk-a
In circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in-a
Don't need to walk around in circles
Walk around in circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in
Don't need to walk around in circles
Walk around in circles, walk around in circles
Walk around in


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Circles Lyrics as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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  • +2
    General Comment

    Doughty has written that the "going in circles" part is how he felt about the band at that point. The "rooms I built to foul you in" refers to the Wincester Mystery House.

    argopelteron January 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think it's about a relationship. And it's not really going anywhere, circles, so he's just kinda laying it down for the girl about what he wants.

    slugsinthefieldson March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The last half of the song seems to be about the breakup.

    "When the gas runs out, just wreck it, you insured the thing," is such an great lyric I think. It just describes the philosophy of a person who would rather walk out on a relationship (or anything) rather than fix a miniscule existing problem.

    Taobethon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song, great band. Few bands have as much class as theses guys do.

    Huh?on July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    dude, he's bein' deep AND singing about cars.. what a fkin' genius!!!

    yiggie241on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song...I have memories of my youth singing "I don't need to walk around in circles" in the check out lines with my mom and them giving me weird looks...no one believed me it was a real song, then I downloaded it, LoL. It's too great.

    bubbles42006on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Mike Doughty is Jesus.

    Skaman2on September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is one of the best songs to relax to in my opinion.

    Biblatchyon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    fun song, really cool. ive liked it ever since i heard it on the tv show felicity a long time ago

    alisonlm7on January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Somewhat repetetive. Listening to the song, I wouldn't have thought much of it, but the lyrics suggest a poetically calm and pensive state

    Missykiwizon May 11, 2005   Link

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