Baby, can you understand me now?
Sometimes I get a little mad
Don't you know, no one alive can always be an angel
When things go wrong, I seem to go bad

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

Yeah, baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
Yeah, and other times it seems that
All I ever have is worry
And then you're bound to see my other side

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

Well If I get edgy, I want you to know
I never mean to take it out on you
Life has its problems, I get more than my share
But there's one thing that I would never do

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

Well If I get edgy, I want you to know
I never mean to take it out on you
Life has its problems, I get more than my share
But there's one thing that I would never do
'Cause I love you
Oh

Oh, now don't you know I'm human
I got my faults just like anyone
And sometimes I lie awake, alone, regretting
Some foolish thing, some sinful thing I've done

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


Lyrics submitted by utopian7811

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

Lyrics © MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, CHRIS-N-JEN MUSIC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nina Simone cover) song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

16 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentThis is a much darker song. It is about a man who commits domestic violence.
    harrycallahanon April 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    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
  • +2
    General CommentOH LORD, PLEASE DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD! Brilliant.
    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
  • +1
    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 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 CommentI interpret as explaining to a girl you're bipolar
    sluguztalabveranton June 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI've always felt like this song was about a person who is very candid and open about the way they talk... but the things they're saying get misinterpreted and they ends up offending others, despite having good intentions about the things they're saying.
    vigorousjon August 07, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGreaaaat band. I agree with the first person.
    melodyleeon August 29, 2007   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