Today’s song attempts to revive the Nina Simone/Animals oldie with a new spin. The group Uthanda which is pronounced (Oo-tanda), combines hard rock and metal to bring Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood back to life. If you heard this song on your radio, you wouldn’t think this comes from a Christian group. Yet, the Groove album by Uthanda was a pleasant discovery as I was finishing my final semester of college.
They will come with weeping [in penitence and for joy], pouring out prayers [for the future]. I will lead them back; I will cause them to walk by streams of water and bring them in a straight way in which they will not stumble, for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim [Israel] is My firstborn, Jeremiah 31:9.
The lyrics of Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood refer to a relationship where there is an issue with communications. Whenever an individual reads too much into a particular act or behavior, it’s only a matter of time before conflict and friction occurs. Yet, if you are willing to confront this communication barrier with prayer, you’re on your way to avoid being misunderstood.
by Jay Mankus