"Misunderstood" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
Talking in her sleep again
Reciting lines start to end
But she's not crazy
(Knock on wood)
Just a little misunderstood

She takes a walk at 4 AM
Wakes the neighborhood again
And I find myself recalling
Everything she used to tell me

Aw yeah, alright,
Truth hurts inside
Aw yeah, that's right,
You go around once in life

Everybody wants to be a part
Everybody loves a situation
Who would ever want to play the part
Of anonymous numbers
On a governmental chart

She's waiting tables the next day
She pulls a double then on her way
To an audition in Hollywood, yeah,
A little misunderstood

We sit around the house
Waiting for the phone to ring
And I know she alone holds the key
To everything I want to be

Aw yeah, alright,
Truth hurts inside
Aw yeah, that's right,
You go around once in life

Everybody wants to be a part
Everybody loves a situation
Who would ever want to play the part
Of anonymous numbers
On a governmental chart

Everybody wants to be your friend
When you've got something you can give them
All I've seen, bad and good,
She's not crazy
Just a little misunderstood.

Aw yeah, all good,
She's not crazy,
Just a little misunderstood

Two years later you're a star
Who'd have thought we'd get this far?
But I'd give it all away if I
Could see you on that day again
When you quit work
And threw that coffee
At the manager jerk

You said, "Close your eyes
I've got a surprise
A house in the hills
And a car that drives by."

Aw yeah, alright,
Truth hurts, don't it?
Inside
Aw yeah, that's right,
You go around once in life

Everybody wants to be a part
Everybody loves a situation
Who would ever want to play the part
Of anonymous numbers
On a governmental chart

Everybody wants to be your friend
When you've got something you can give them
All I've seen, bad and good,
She's not crazy
Just a little misunderstood

Aw yeah, all good,
She's not crazy,
Just a little misunderstood


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"Misunderstood" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General Commentim not sure, but i think it's a bout some person w/a dream and people think it's crazy but it ends up that certain person gets there.
    broken_soundon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i remember reading somewhere that this song was about an actress but now i forget who it was.
    sweetdreameron May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe subject of the song is supposedly Selma Hayek.
    grahamn65on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the greatest song on earth to me. This will one day relate to me. :) I will be a big big actress one day and i swear, I will show the world that i am NOT crazy... just a little misunderstood. That's my favorite line. ~ME
    PrincessMu5icon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs of right now, this is my jam.
    I love it!

    It relates to my life in many ways, not to a literate extent but to inside jokes i guess you could say.

    really, its just about a girl who's dreams were crushed by others but she kept going. and ended up making it big time
    shewaitsxxon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheard this song on the radio today!
    and i knew it was BTE right away...
    one thing i like about BTE is that they don't rely on cliche to sound good..

    this song for me is about not fitting in when you are unknown,but people flock to you when you get a name.that's beautiful hypocrisy.
    although we may not want it.we still have to live with that crap.well,anyway...
    thecolorsblueon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. TO BE GREAT IS TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD." [Excerpt from "Self - Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson]
    jware39on May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The meaning is pretty easy to dervice... don't give up on your dreams even if people around you tell you that they are crazy and you're in a rut for the time being.

    If you put in the hard work (reciting lines in this case) then eventually you will succeed, maybe it won't come right away, but eventually.
    osubuckeye4on December 07, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationAs per the Kevin Griffin; the song is about an actress that Tom Drummond dated. She was trying to become an actress, and kind acted like she was already a famous actress even tough she handn't made it yet. In the end she did get her wish. Just read the lyrics and it tells the story.
    rer1972on June 20, 2009   Link

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