Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

    (Written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Sol Marcus)

    People, do you understand me now,
    If sometimes I feel a little mad
    Don’t you know no one alive can
    always be an angel
    When things go wrong I seem a little sad
    But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

    You know sometimes, I’m so carefree
    With a joy that’s hard to hide
    Sometimes 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
    That I never mean 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
    I don’t mean it

    People, don’t you know I’m only human
    Don’t you know I have faults like any one
    But sometimes I find myself alone regretting
    Some little thing; some foolish thing
    that I have done,
    But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
    Don’t let me be misunderstood
    I’m just someone whose intentions are good
    Don’t let me be misunderstood,
    Don’t let me be misunderstood