Rossington Collins Band - Don't Misunderstand Me




The Rossington Collins Band was an American southern rock band founded in 1979 by guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins following the 1977 plane crash which killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, of which both had been members.


The band included two other surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Powell, and Leon Wilkeson. The band wished to develop their own sound rather than being regarded as a reformed Lynyrd Skynyrd, and toward that objective, they hired a female lead vocalist, Dale Krantz, who later married Rossington. The Jacksonville-based band released two albums before disbanding in 1982. Their biggest hit, "Don't Misunderstand Me," charted in late 1980.





While Collins survived the 1977 plane crash, his story did not end well. Days after Rossington Collins started to tour as a new band, Collins' wife died of a hemorrhage and the rest of the tour was cancelled. By 1986, Collins had gotten the band back together and was back in a relationship, but tragedy would strike again when the car he was driving (while intoxicated) crashed killing his girlfriend and paralyzing Collins, leaving the man who played one of rock's most iconic solos on Free Bird, unable to play the guitar. Collins would pass away in 1990 at the age of 37 due to pneumonia.


More drama followed the band as both Rossington and Collins would battle for the affections of Dale Krantz, but it was Gary Rossington who won her heart and the two were married in 1982. These days, the "new" Lynyrd Skynyrd tours although Rossington is the only original member still left in the band.





Lyrics



Oh well I know where you're goin', I see where you've been

Don't you know by now, you've got to take life on the chin

Still you sit and wonder, why the past is gone

Baby you'll go under if you don't carry on

Don't misunderstand me, I realize it ain't easy to take

But you been hidin', and I been ridin' like the wind to find you

Hey... just you

I don't need no promises, just tell me the truth

Mister keep it honest that's all I ask of you

Don't be second guessin' 'bout where you gonna be

Baby count your blessin's, 'cause you won't find one like me

Don't misunderstand me, I realize it ain't easy to take

But you been hidin', I been ridin' like the wind to find you


Well now lady get your dress on, grab them fancy shoes

Honey I'm ready, and waitin' on you

Time is surely wastin', we've so much to do

We're both too smart to be fakin'

And I know it doesn't matter which road you take

Or is it your way or my way

Well then lady let me tell you what we're gonna do, uh-huh

We're gonna ride every highway

Don't misunderstand me, babe I realize it aint easy to take

But you been hidin', and I been ridin' like the wind to find you

To find you... to find you... to find you... to find you