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Song of the Day

This is the only Nina Simone song I’ve ever loved. So, I figured I’d post it now for the duel purpose of impressing Angela that I like a song by this dude. And so she can be racist in the comment section. You’re welcome.

Sometimes I find myself long regretting
Some foolish thing some little simple thing I’ve done
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Yes, I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

16 Responses to “Song of the Day”

  1. Petitedov Says:

    This is the song you like? This?! Happy Friday! #makenosense #braindoesnotworkbeforememorialday

  2. Dawn Summers Says:

    This is the Nina Simone song I like. I like other songs by other people…

  3. Angela Says:

    Yay Nina! You have to listen to “Solitude.”

    I heard recently that Mary J. Blige is playing Nina in a biopic. Not sure how I feel about that…it’s either going to be super duper awesome, or the opposite of that.

    Okay, for the racist sitcom idea: (Not really racist, esp in the late 80s/early 90s, but I have a feeling you would call me racist anyway.) It’s called “Homeboy Homeroom.” (Or maybe “Homeroom Homeboy”?) It’s sort of a reverse Fresh Prince of Bel Air…This preppy white kid’s dad takes over as Superintendent of a school district in the hood (hey maybe even West Philly, so it can really be a reverse of Fresh Prince.) and the kid’s dad, to prove how much faith he has in the district, makes his snotty kid go to school there. Hilarity ensues as the preppy kid wears baggy pants for the first time, etc.

  4. Mary Says:

    You do know that song is originally by the 1960′s British invasion band The Animals?

  5. Mary Says:

    I apologize – looking the song up on Wikipedia I found this:

    “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is a song written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus for the singer/pianist Nina Simone, who first recorded it in 1964.

  6. dawn Says:

    *Bows* You’re welcome Mary. Anytime I can help you out, just let me know. I’m a music genius.

  7. dawn Says:

    Angela –

    hahahah RAY-CIST! But you could just call it “The Amy Carter story” #truestory

  8. Mary Says:

    Strange day indeed when you learn something musical from DawnSummers.

    : )

  9. Jamie Says:

    How on earth does an Ivy League educated woman hear the Nina Simone version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” before “Stairway to Heaven”?

    How, god?!?!?!

  10. T-Bone Says:

    THE Nina Simone song you like?

    Not even “Feeling Good”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8tuTSi6Sck

    or

    “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p70tMgHdSP0

    I could go on, but why? Sigh.

  11. Dawn Summers Says:

    HAHAHA Yeah…you’re not the first to walk away sighing by my failure to get why people like Nina Simone so much. She sounds like a dude. A sleepy dude. Except in “Please don’t let me be misunderstoon”!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I am sad that Gary Coleman is dead. That is all.

  13. Dawn Summers Says:

    And I can understand why you’d want to remain private in your grief.

  14. Pdov Says:

    haha: And I can understand why you’d want to remain private in your grief.

  15. dawn Says:

    I’m funny. Gimmee a cookie.

  16. CGHill Says:

    The thing is, British Invasion bands were a lot more aware of American R&B than Americans of the era: the Moody Blues’ first hit (“Go Now”) was a remake of a Bessie Banks original, the Animals had already covered John Lee Hooker (“Boom Boom”), and the Beatles borrowed from Motown, girl groups, and the sublime Arthur Alexander.

    There exists a decent disco version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” by one-shots Santa Esmeralda.

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