Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Album: Animal Tracks (1965)
Charted: 3 15
  • Baby, do you understand me now?
    Sometimes I feel a little mad
    But don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel
    When things go wrong I feel real bad.

    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
    With a joy that's hard to hide
    And sometimes it seems that, all I have to do is worry
    And then you're bound to see my other side

    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    If I seem edgy, I want you to know,
    That I never mean to take it out on you
    Life has its problems, and I get my share,
    And that's one thing I never mean to do

    Cause I love you,
    Oh,

    Oh, oh, oh, baby - don't you know I'm human
    I have thoughts like any other one
    Sometimes I find myself, Lord, regretting
    Some foolish thing, some little simple thing I've done

    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
    Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
    Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are goodWriter/s: Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
    Publisher: WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE, CHRIS-N-JEN MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 12

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaIs the Benny B the song writer the same one who was the drummer for Mowtown?
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaThe last lines of this song have become the story of my older life. Thanks guys.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 24th 1965, the Animals performed "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    One week later on January 31st it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 28th, 1965 it peaked at #15 (for 1 week) and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart and #5 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    R.I.P. group bassist Bryan James 'Chas' Chandler (1938 - 1996).
  • Martin from Fresno, CaI love the song. I think he is telling the woman he has faults and wishes he could take back the things he says during his bad days but that he always loves her no matter how many bad days he has.
  • V. Nikki from Collingwood, AustraliaCyndi Lauper also sang this on her 2003 "At Last" album. Also on her "At Last" dvd. Great!!
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis is awesome! Love this song, love the guitar...love his voice, especially when it breaks. True artists, true talent.
  • Nikolai from Los Angeles, CaElvis Costello covered this song on his 'King of America' album.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NySanta Esmeralda covered this song in 1978, an interestingly enough his version and The Animals both peaked at No. 15. Santa's stayed in the Top 100 for 19 weeks while the The Animals version managed 10 weeks...
  • Lil Lady from Nowhereville, NyDefinitely check out Joe Cocker's version (as mentioned by music mama).
  • Mark from Luling, LaVery honest lyrics.
  • Musicmama from New York, NyJoe Cocker also did a soulful cover of this song. I like his and Nina Simone's versions the best.
  • Lester from New York City, NyCheck out the version of this on 'The Eric Burdon Band' CD. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised, and somewhat amazed.
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