"I Turned Into A Martian" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
Oh go
Possession of the mind is a terrible thing
It's a transformation with an urge to kill
Not the body of a man from earth
Not the face of the one you love, 'cause

Well, I turned into a Martian
Whoa oh oh
I can't even recall my name
Whoa oh oh
Times I never hardly sleep at night
Whoa oh oh
Well, I turned into a Martian today

I walk down city streets
On an unsuspecting human world
Inhuman in your midst
This world is mine to own, 'cause

Well, I turned into a Martian
Whoa oh oh
Well, I can't even recall my name
Whoa oh oh
Times I never hardly sleep at night
Whoa oh oh
Well, I turned into a Martian today

Go go
Well, I turned into a Martian
Whoa oh oh
Well, I can't even recall my name
Whoa oh oh
Times I never hardly sleep at night
Whoa oh oh
Turned into a martian
Whoa oh oh
Can't even recall my name
Oh, won't you tell me what the fuck is my name, Martian
Whoa oh oh
Whoa oh oh


Lyrics submitted by 66exeter

"I Turned Into a Martian" as written by Glenn Danzig

Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I Turned Into A Martian song meanings
Add your thoughts

18 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentAlthough I know that the Misfits don't write songs pertaining to their personal lives most of all of the material is horror/fiction. However, Danzig indulged in drugs in his early youth, this song may be a reference to that time in his life where he felt like a "Martian" from doing drugs/alcohol. The reference to "sometimes I never sleep at night" fits in with that theme. Drugs mess with your mind, especially if you abuse them, turning you into well, a Martian.
    thebigkahuna000on November 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat classic song by a great classic band... No Use For a Name does a great remake of this song on Live In a Dive...
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon February 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song may have been influenced by the Ray Bradbury story "Dark They Were And Golden Eyed." It's also one of my favorites. But then again I like almost everything the original Misfits came out with. :)
    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits really about growing up and turning into a martian
    and its just a great song
    IRageHardcoreon April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI 1st heard this song in spanish by 2 minutos, a good punk band from argentina, then i listen to this one and yes this one is much better. and about its meaning well it's about umm getting lost in the constant anger of our daily meaningless lives?
    awakenpunkon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKICK ASS- i love this song. GO MISFITS

    It would be cool to turn into a Martian. This song might not be about turning into a Martian but about being a confused teenager-although this is the misfits, i bet the sci-fi idea is more realistic
    River Wolfon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about puberty
    ikissjennieon April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha i love it when people try to take Misfits songs and get deep into the lyrics and try to make it seem like it actually has a real deep meaning.
    It doesnt.
    It's about a horror movie,and,like most Misfits songs,doesnt really have much to do with any of the band member's real lives.
    Dischargeon October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDischarge is fuckin' right!! The Misfits music ain't real deep kids, it's a lot of horror and early sci-fi movies mixed with mid-century Hollywood fast-lane attitude.

    Musicians don't always write songs to spill their guts, you emo freaks, sometimes songs are Just For Fun!!
    spacemunky_666on October 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit means, well, that he, meaning Danzig, turned into a Martian....
    mediablitz130son January 03, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain