In this reflective song, lead singer Ed Roland takes on an air of humility. He drops some heavy lines like, "Lead me to my urgency," but then lightens the mood with a dance groove as he completes the chorus with "So let's shake it like this."
The drum loop in the background is not a drum at all - it's a glass falling and breaking looped over and over. In this era, the band did plenty of in-studio experimentation.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.