Blinded by the Light

 

Blinded by the Light is a song by Bruce Springsteen but better known by the recording by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band  in 1976. (Wikipedia)

I am most intrigued by the lyrics and what they mean!  Watch a live performance of the song, and read Springsteen’s words.

Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Madman drummers bummers
Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the
Adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder
Feeling kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing, sneezing and wheezing
The calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground
But she was
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night

Some silicone sister with a manager
Mister told me I go what it takes
She said “I’ll turn you on sonny to something strong
Play the song with the funky break”
And go-cart mozart was checking out the
Weather chart to see if it was safe outside
And little early-pearly came by in his
Curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
Asked me if I needed a ride
But she was
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light

She got down but she never got tired
She’s gonna make it through the night
She’s gonna make it through the night
But mama, that’s where the fun is
But mama, that’s where the fun is
Mama always told me not to look into the eye’s of the sun
But mama, that’s where the fun is
Some brimstone baritone anticyclone
Rolling stone preacher from the east
Says, “dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it’s funny bone
That’s where they expect it least”
And some new-mown chaperon was standing in the corner
Watching the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messing with his frozen zone
Reminding him of romance
The calliope crashed to the ground
But she was
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night

Bruce Springsteen – the original version

 

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Author: charuzu

I live in Sydney and interests include music, piano playing, technology, cooking, English language, public speaking, Toastmasters, Asian culture (especially Japan and Korea), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

2 thoughts on “Blinded by the Light”

  1. The Manfred Mann version is still my favorite although the Spring-sprung version is not too bad (irrespective of him writing it) BTW I wonder how many folks know what “revved up like a deuce” means? :0)

    “Blinded by the light. Revved up like a deuce (originally “cut loose like a deuce”) Another runner in the night. A “deuce” is shorthand for 1932 Ford “deuce coupe”, a common hot rod from the 1960s: During the period after WWII, Model Bs and 18s were frequently rodded”

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