"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" as written by and Sol Marcus Bennie Benjamin....
Baby, you understand me now
If sometimes you see that I'm mad
Don't you know no one alive can always be an angel?
When everything goes wrong, you see some bad

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

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

But 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
I never meant to take it out on you
Life has its problems
And I get more than my share
But that's one thing I never mean to do
'Cause I love you

Oh-oh-baby, I'm just human
Don't you know I have faults like anyone?

Sometimes I find myself alone
Regretting some little foolish thing
There's some simple thing that I've done

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


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CHRIS-N-JEN MUSIC, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE, BENNIE BENJAMIN MUSIC, INC.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nina Simone cover) song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentEven though this isn't her song, I do see why she covered it. In interviews she's often reacting to criticism by explaining that she means only good, and doesn't want to mess around with people on purpose, so it could be a reaction to the media, trying to say she's just another flaws human, but more likely addressing loved ones that she's upset or hurt in the past, particularly in romantic relationships

    Probably especially talking about her fears and anxieties she's mentioned affecting others
    subversiviolenceon January 27, 2016   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain