Blinded by the Light

Album: The Roaring Silence (1976)
Charted: 6 1
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  • 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 nightWriter/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing
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Comments: 8

  • Ginny Helsen from UkA totally Brilliant site.
  • William from Reno, NvRicky: You've got that right. This is the BEST cover by anyone anywhere. GNR comes close with Knockin' on Heaven's door but even that doesn't come close to this (classic rock) cover. K/H D
  • Ricky from Ohsweken, -The Boss did it/wrote it 1st but (and if I may) MM (Manfred Mann) got it right.
  • Oscar from Boston, NhI always thought this song was about nuclear war. Blinded By The Light. Go Kart Mozart was checking out the weather charts to see if it was safe to go outside.
  • Brad from Topeka, KsThis song is one of my favorites in rock music. I must admit that for years I also thought he said 'wrapped up like a douche'. I liked the song even more when I discovered the actual lyric: 'revved up like a deuce'.
    This song comes from the album 'The Roaring Silence', which, in my opinion, is nothing less than a masterpiece.
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzWhen I first heard this song, that line sounded to me like, "wrecked up like a dou**e..." Rather juvenile, but that's what it sounded like. :-)
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandYou say they went a long time between number ones - US only, btw - but, really, the songs named were by two different groups. the only common denominator was Mr. Mann himself...
  • Lester from New York City, NyManny went on to do a KILLER version of Springsteen's 'For You' Really, KILLER. On the Earth Band's early albums, they always did a Dylan cover, sometimes, obscure ones.
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