"Blinded by the Light" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
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 got 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 chaperone 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
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
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

She got down but she never got tired
She's gonna make it through the night


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"Blinded by the Light" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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  • +1
    Song MeaningNow Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot, and throws his lover in the sand. And some bloodshot forget-me-not said "daddy's within earshot, save the buckshot-turn up the band."

    Is clearly about sex. The bloodshot forget-me-not is high (as your eyes get bloodshot when you smoke) and a forget-me-not is a flower given to someone so that they won't forget you, often a lover, now "Daddy's within earshot" means they're having sex in the house, and to prevent her father from finding out and getting pissed (save the buckshot, or spare him shooting your ass) they turn up the music.
    Wiser_Listeneron March 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOBVIOUSLY THIS IS ALL ABOUT WHEN ZIGGY MET IGGY ET AL
    exobscuraon May 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy friend thinks that it's about prostitution, lol because "she was blinded by the light" by car headlights.. when she's on a streetcorner. "another runner in the night" another customer and shit yeaaah.
    "she got down but she never got tired" lol it works. :D hectic song btw!
    hobagon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel the song is about masturbation for example the playing of chopsticks music in the middle is one reference. and where it says mama told me not to look into the sun is a reference of going blind if you play with yourself. the line she got down... is a reference of a climax the french call La petite mort, little death. there other references of masturbation within the song but those are some of the main one
    jason15184on February 16, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song was just a songwriters exercise in using words that sound like they go together or rhyme but really don't and often don't really have any meaning to the song. Its called "McGurking" . Bruce and Manfred took the class together, but the song cam about a few years later when they were reminiscing. As a side note, the verse "Scott with a sling shot put his lover in the sand, and some blood shot forget me not said Danny's within ear shot, take the buckshot, turn up the band" was a studio mistake. He was just filling words into his lyric track while trying to find his place in the written sheets and it refers to Scott and Danny who were studio musicians playing at that session. Slingshot is an engineer term about mixing the sounds as is buckshot or backshot and the final reference is "turn up the band" because he was having so many problems with his earpiece and the engineer and the sheet music with lyrics of no meaning at all! Thanks, Scotty
    scottyboydon June 19, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI really thought that this site would have the song writer tell us the meaning!
    viperman007on December 24, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI think it may have a thing or two to do with rampant drug use in a culture of free experimentation. "He asked me if I needed a ride."? Whoever he was, his shit was most likely the bomb.
    Jordo013on February 04, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentOMG!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!! THIS SONG IS IN THE MOVIE "BLOW" STARRING JOHNNY DEPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JDLuvaSQEEon August 16, 2009   Link

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