"We Are 138" as written by and Glen Danzig....
we are 138, we are 138, we are 138 we are 138, we are 138, we are 138 we are 138, we are 138 in the eyes of tiger do you think we're robot clean does this face look almost mean is it time to be an android not a man the pleasantries are gone we're stripped of all we were in the eyes of tiger we are 138, we are 138, we are 138 we are 138, we are 138, we are 138 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8

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    General Commentthe number 138 is from george lucas's first film thx-1138 mentioned above and its basically the number given to human beings from my understandin......i've never seen the movie so not entirely sure but the misfits originally told people when they were asked about the number"what you don't know what 138 means?" kinda as a joke.....but eventually glen started tellin people he got the number from some old science fiction book and that it was the name of the main character but from what i hear the character in the named book doesn't exist...i guess it was another joke of sorts.... so sumone confronted one of the other misfits i....'m guessin jerry not entirely sure here eitehr...... he said it was from the movie thx-1138 and that it wasn't from a book or police code for anything or 69x2
    moloko_vellcoeton May 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWHAT?!?!?!?
    You DON'T know?!?!?!?
    diabloon February 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think Police codes are the same in every city.
    JeffKaos71on November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"(basis for Bladerunner), people dial in their moods using a machine. So you might dial yourself in as 114 or whatever, and then you feel a certain mood,like anger or despair or happiness. I am guessing Danzig made up his own mood "138" and the song is a reference to this and of course, the androids who play major roles in the book. In the eyes of science makes more sense that eyes of tiger and if you listen closely it does sound like science.
    jonathan6ion January 31, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe are 138- its from some old robot horror movie
    kinbackhimselfon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPoison Pale is right. It's from an idea of the film THX-1138. That is the sign of a person in a future world who has a number and not a name. Go watch the movie, it's quite good. Since THX-1138 would be to hard to sing, they shortened it to 138. Poison is exactly correct in this case. I also believe that Glenn was just pissed about it.
    Omega6_Viruson September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell in police codes 138 means dead so i think it means we are dead but what the hell do i know im not a genuis !
    badreligionpigeonon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know what it means but this is a great song anyways, it could mean we are dead...
    nazipunksfuckoffon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm..If I remember right, the Police Code 138 is the code for grave robbing..I think..108 is for murder I think..but, uh yeah. I love the Misfits. Let's all thank my brother for raising me listening to these guys! (also, Graves can lick my ass.)
    KattHikarioftheTurkson March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNot to be a smarty-pants, but 137 is murder/death/kill, not 138 or 108.
    Omega6_Viruson April 10, 2003   Link

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