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": "Standing On The Outside"
"Deliver Us from Evil": "Lazybones"

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


  • This is the fourth of five songs from Gabriel's So album included in Miami Vice ("Red Rain", Sledgehammer", "Mercy Street", and "Don't Give Up" are the others).
  • 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.

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