Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Album: Animal Tracks (1965)
Charted: 3 15
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  • Baby, can you understand me now?
    Sometimes I get a little mad
    Don't you know, no one alive can always be an angel
    When things go wrong, I seem to go bad

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

    Yeah, baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
    With a joy that's hard to hide
    Yeah, and other times it seems that
    All I ever have is worry
    And then you're bound to see my other side

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

    Well If I get edgy, I want you to know
    I never mean to take it out on you
    Life has its problems, I get more than my share
    But there's one thing that I would never do

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

    Well If I get edgy, I want you to know
    I never mean to take it out on you
    Life has its problems, I get more than my share
    But there's one thing that I would never do
    'Cause I love you
    Oh

    Oh, now don't you know I'm human
    I got my faults just like anyone
    And sometimes I lie awake, alone, regretting
    Some foolish thing, some sinful thing I've done

    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
    I said, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
    Oh, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood Writer/s: Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
    Publisher: CHRIS-N-JEN MUSIC, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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