"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" as written by and Bennie/marcus Benjamin....
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 good


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"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" as written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Gloria Caldwell

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think this song is a guy trying to tell his girlfriend that he isn't perfect and that he screws up sometimes, but he still loves her.
    utopian7811on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOH LORD, PLEASE DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD! Brilliant.
    rubyoverdiamondson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a much darker song. It is about a man who commits domestic violence.
    harrycallahanon April 29, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about a person in a relationship or just in general having to deal with attention deficit disorder (ADHD). They don't want to be misunderstood, and sometimes things are great, but also sometimes things are bad, and a person with ADHD never means to cause a problem but sometimes it happens. They never mean to take out their feelings on others, and they feel like they just need to be understood from their point of view, by others. People with ADHD have issues with picking up on social ques as well as interacting socially in general. Because of this, and many other issues that go along with ADHD, often people with ADHD are misunderstood by others, and this song is their plea to not be.
    artzy06on April 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone's seen "American Me", they'll totally be blown away. Dont wanna give anything away, but watch when some dude's getting a tat in the prison yard when this song comes in the background. WOW!
    thedindanielon September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEric Burden may be the best vocalist of all the British Invasion groups.

    Great band, great song.
    OpinionHeadon June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreaaaat band. I agree with the first person.
    melodyleeon August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWord for word, this is every man's song.

    Ladies, please understand... :)

    This version is a classic.
    el_chisoon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this band! and i love this song more!
    my boyfriend played it for me, as an apology
    even though i understood before, it was cute that he played it
    great song!
    PYT suckaon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs I've gotten a little older, it has taken on an undertone of an abusive man trying to explain himself to the woman he is abusing to me. I don't know if that was intentional or if I'm just reading to much into it, but if you've been around abusive people these are the kinds of excuses they tend to give. Is it just me?
    Quelargoon April 22, 2012   Link

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