Song Lyric Sunday – 29 August 2021 – Don’t Get Me Wrong

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. This week the prompt is to find a song that may include, or reference, one of the following: Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

This week I am cheating slightly by transposing one of the prompt words into the group just because I like them, and because I can! The song I’ve chosen is from Get Close, the 4th album recorded by The Pretenders, and released in 1986. It became one of their greatest hits and was written, and sung, by Chrissie Hynde.

So, here, for your pleasure, and mine, is The Pretenders with Don’t Get Me Wrong.

ArtistThe Pretenders

AlbumGet Close



Don’t get me wrong
If I’m looking kind of dazzled
I see neon lights
Whenever you walk by

Don’t get me wrong
If you say hello and I take a ride
Upon a sea where the mystic moon
Is playing havoc with the tide
Don’t get me wrong

Don’t get me wrong
If I’m acting so distracted
I’m thinking about the fireworks

That go off when you smile
Don’t get me wrong
If I split like light refracted
I’m only off to wander

Across a moonlit mile

Once in a while
Two people meet
Seemingly for no reason
They just pass on the street
Suddenly, thunder showers everywhere

Who can explain the thunder and rain
But there’s something in the air

Don’t get me wrong

If I come and go like fashion
I might be great tomorrow
But hopeless yesterday
Don’t get me wrong
If I fall in the mode of fashion
It might be unbelievable
But let’s not say so long
It might just be fantastic
Don’t get me wrong

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Hynde Christine Ellen

Don’t Get Me Wrong lyrics © Hynde House Of Hits, Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited

23 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 29 August 2021 – Don’t Get Me Wrong

  1. Really great song, Peter. I struggled with this week’s prompt a bit myself. This is one of those songs that sticks in your head so I may be ‘listening’ to it all day.

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  2. Ooh ooh ooh! Fabulous group! Fabulous song choice! I always enjoy listening to The Pretenders! This song quickly becomes an ear worm for me! 😀
    Hope your day is going well, Peter!
    My day is…and this song just pepped it up another notch! 😀 Woot Woo!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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