"Misunderstood" as written by Andreas Carlsson, Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora....
Trying to be misunderstood
But it doesn't do me any good
Love the way that they smile at me
And that face for eternity
Now let them all fly off
When it comes down
It all comes down
And you will not be found
When its over
It's all over
Even if I make a sound

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
None of this was planned
Take me by the hand just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Just a product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried to hard
No excuses
Won't apologise
Justify your life
Come find me
Tell them to me
Look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
None of this was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Can't forgive sorry to say
You don't know your guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak, the language of love


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"Misunderstood" as written by Robert Williams Stephen Duffy

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    General CommentI'm not exactly sure if these lryics are correct O.o ... But anyways it's such a great song. I can't really express any particular meaning I understand in it, but I feel it very close to me... I'd love to hear you all say anything about it.
    rumion September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI say its ok .and your right about the lyrics rumi.
    Sholaaaon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoaaaa.....someone stuffed up these lyrics hey here are the correct lyrics....


    Trying to be misunderstood
    But it doesn´t do me any good
    Love the way they smiled at me
    Held their face for eternity
    Now let them all fly off

    When it comes down
    It all comes down
    And you will not be found

    When it´s over
    It´s all over
    Even if I make a sound

    I´ll be misunderstood
    By the beautiful and good
    In this city

    None of it was planned
    Take me by the hand
    Just don´t try and understand

    Trying to be misunderstood
    Just a product of my childhood
    And still I find myself outside
    You can´t say I haven´t tried
    Perhaps I tried too hard

    No excuses
    I won´t apologise
    Or justify your lies

    Come and find me
    Tell them to me
    Look me in the eyes

    I´ll be misunderstood
    By the beautiful and good
    In this city

    None of this was planned
    Take me by the hand
    Just don´t try and understand

    Can´t forgive – sorry to say
    You don´t know you´re guilty anyway
    Isn´t it funny how we don´t speak
    The language of love
    Leishyon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst time i heard this song i thought it was by U2.

    in my opinion this is his best song. atleast its my favourite. the other ones i can't stand especially the radio friendly popular stuff.

    the knockout lines

    "cause when it comes down it all comes down... and you will not be found."

    "i can't forgive sorry to say... you don't know youre guilty anyway."
    heart of darknesson April 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song 2. i agree its one his best..n my fave. i duno tho its hard 2 know what its about. ive got in my head that it might be comething 2 do with his kids? or someones children neway. and his experience as a child, im not sure, or maybe a childhood sweetheart? i dont know lol, it hard 2 work out. but ill keep trying. love the song tho.
    tilleyboy01on April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthas anybody the dialog text from the music video to this song? the thing is that i'd like to know what exactly says robbie about her slips!!
    Mikkaroboteron May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks Leishy for the right lyrics .... I've asked for the meaning of the song on some site , and A friend called whitney has answered me this : "" i believe he is talking to a specific person and trying to explain himself where no one else understands him, he wants this person to. by "trying to be misunderstood" i think he means he already knows he's going to be so why not succumb to it. face for eternity is they always think the same thing and can't fathom anything else. the next little paragraph i think hes kind of expecting bad to come from even trying. next part, i think he's saying like cops or ppl who are supposed to be considered "good" don't believe that he didn't mean any harm and he's asking the person who he feels mostly or at least somewhat understood by or trusts to believe him instead of them. "i won't apologize or justify your lies" is he knows he's telling the truth, whether or not anyone believes him at all. i think the you don't know you are guilty anyway is they don't really know they are wrong or are misunderstanding him or believe him but they don't necessarily mean harm by it, but it still hurts. idk, just my personal opinion on this matter.."""

    thx
    modarxmodaron September 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    I have been a massive Robbie fan since the 90's Take That days and this would be in my Top 3 Robbie songs, and I loved that they used it in Bridget Jones 2 as well.

    I love the lyrics especially:

    "No excuses, I won't apologize, or justify your lies, come to me, tell it to me, look me in the eyes" I think that would be someone who doesn't understand who he fully is as an entertainer and a real person away from the limelight as well.
    Rockgal31on August 06, 2013   Link

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