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November 24, 2011

The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down (1966)

Primarily remembered for their signature cover of “The House of the Rising Sun,” this group was one of the top acts during the British Invasion. They mixed a hard blues rock noise with the rough vocals of lead singer Eric Burdon to put together one of the top rock acts of its time. A later incarnation of the group rooted itself in California and had a more psychedelic sound than its predecessor.

This song, originally composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, was the last hit for the group while still in their original incarnation. Within six months, the members of the band would shift yet again and a new band would emerge: Eric Burdon & The Animals (sometimes called Eric Burdon & The New Animals).

The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down

The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down (1966)

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Lyrics:

When you complain and criticize
I feel I’m nothing in your eyes
It makes me feel like giving up
Because my best just ain’t good enough

Girl, I want to provide for you
And do all the things that you want me to, but

Oh- oh no, don’t bring me down
I’m beggin’ you darlin’
Oh- oh no, don’t bring me down

Sacrifices I will make
I’m ready to give as well as take
One thing I need is your respect
One thing I can’t take is your neglect

More than anything, I need your love
Then troubles are easy to rise above

Oh- oh no
Don’t bring me down
Oh no, no, no, no, no
Oh- oh no
Don’t bring me down

You complain and criticize
I feel I’m nothin’ in your eyes
It makes me feel like giving up
Because my best just ain’t good enough

Girl, I want to provide for you
And do all the things that you want me to, but

Oh- oh no, don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
I’m beggin’ you
Oh no, don’t bring me down
Oh, no no
Baby, please

Please, baby, don’t bring me down
(Don’t bring me down)
You know I need you
Ah, woman
You can’t do that to me
Look, I love you
Don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me
Please, I need you…

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