Baby, do you understand me now
Sometimes I feel a little mad
Well don't you know that no-one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad

I'm just a soul who's 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


If I seem edgy, I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has it's problems and I get my share
And that's one thing I never mean to do
'cause I love you

Oh, oh, oh, baby, don't you know I'm human
Have thoughts like any other one
Sometimes I find myself alone and regretting
Some foolish thing, some little simple thing I've done


Yes, i'm just a soul who's intentions are good
Oh Lord. please don't let be me be misunderstood
(repeat 2x)

Lyrics submitted by utopian7811

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nina Simone cover) song meanings
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  • +3
    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 29, 2002   Link
  • +3
    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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    rubyoverdiamondson May 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    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 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    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 29, 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
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General CommentI interpret as explaining to a girl you're bipolar
    sluguztalabveranton June 05, 2015   Link

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