Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Lyrics

Nina Simone


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
album: Track 1 in album Broadway Blues Ballads
release date: 1964
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genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Soul-Jazz/Piano Blues
length: 2:46
conductor: Horace Ott
piano: Nina Simone
vocal: Nina Simone
orchestra: Horace Ott's Orchestra
arranger: Horace Ott
writer: Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus

Cover Art

Nina Simone Broadway Blues Ballads cover art
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Baby you understand me now
If sometimes you see I'm mad
Doncha know that no one alive can always be an angel?
When everything goes wrong you see some bad

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

Ya know sometimes baby I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
Then sometimes it seems again that all I have is worry
And then you burn 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 me one thing I never mean to do

'Cause I love you
Oh baby
I'm just human
Don't you know I have faults like anyone?

Sometimes I find myself alone regretting
Some little fooling thing
Some simple thing that I've done

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

I try so hard
So don't let me be misunderstood


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • 2 Night Song (from the musical “Golden Boy”)
  • 3 The Laziest Gal in Town
  • 4 Something Wonderful (from “The King and I”)
  • 5 Don’t Take All Night
  • 6 Nobody
  • 7 I Am Blessed
  • 8 Of This I’m Sure
  • 9 See-Line Woman
  • 10 Our Love (Will See Us Through)
  • 11 How Can I
  • 12 The Last Rose of Summer