“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” — Nina Simone / The Animals

Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash

As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good/Please don’t let me be misunderstood” is the sort of PR-scripted, law firm vetted, apology you hear from politicians and business leaders caught with their hands in the till or, indeed, in a variety of other places their hands shouldn’t have been.

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No Words, No Song

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.