Sunday, October 01, 2006

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, as performed by The Animals


Because the blues are the root of it all, and because the blues, the mean blues, are the driving force behind essential creative efforts. Eric Burdon and his Animals get it straight here: music is a form of praying. One has to let them say it for us: the gap between intention and outcome (or interpretation) is bottomless. It's true, the song can also be used as a cheap excuse, an alibi for moral bullshit and infidelity. But all one can do is hope: please, believe me, trust in me: I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. But relationships are always contaminated, full of noise, unclear. Again, all we are left with is hope. Language is impossible to control, and so is the other's interpretation of ourselves. Oh lord, please don't let me be misunderstood...



2 comments:

Chabelo es Dios said...

Ja, hoy anduve pensando en esta rola tooodo el día. Hasta la iba a escuchar ahorita.

Andrea Catalina Cabrera Luna said...

Que bonito video, mi papa es muy fan de Eric Burdon, asi que cuando escucho a los Animales me recuerdan inevitablemente a el. Y me preguntaba si habran hecho esta version a patir de la de Nina Simone. Interpretaciones y apropiaciones.