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We Do What We're Told
Featured in Episodes
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
Peter Gabriel
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
"Forgive Us Our Debts": Crockett sees Hackman in prison & ending when Hackman is released
"Deliver Us from Evil": Flashback to events from "Forgive Us Our Debts"
Previous Song(s)
"Streetwise": "Streetwise"
"A Bullet For Crockett": "Smuggler's Blues"
Next Song(s)
"Forgive Us Our Debts": "Morir Soñando"
"Deliver Us from Evil": "Lazybones"

"We Do What We're Told" is a song by Peter Gabriel, featured on the album So in 1986. It appeared in the Miami Vice episodes "Forgive Us Our Debts" and "Deliver Us from Evil".


  • "We Do What We're Told" is one of 11 songs that were reused in more than one episode of Miami Vice.
  • "We Do What We're Told" is the fourth of five songs from Peter Gabriel's album So to appear in Miami Vice -- the others being "Red Rain", "Mercy Street", "Sledgehammer" and "Don't Give Up". This makes it one of the most heavily represented albums in the entire series.
  • The song's usage fits right in with the theme, Crockett "doing what he's told" to pursue the lead on Hackman's possible (later proved false) innocence.