"Blinded By The Light (Radio Edit)" 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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  • +4
    General CommentAs we all know this song was written and originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen.

    youtube.com/… Go listen to it.

    Everyone is putting too much thought into the meanings. I've read most of these posts that go back to 2005 and everyone wants to make it some deep song about drugs or some such.

    Springsteen talked about this song in detail on an episode of VH1 Storytellers. A lot of the references are personal, to include people he knew or had met on the Boardwalks, or had grown up around, or were just direct personal references to himself:
    Madman drummers bummers - Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez, the first drummer in the E Street Band.
    Indians in the summer - Bruce's little league baseball team as a kid.
    In the dumps with the mumps - being sick with the mumps.
    Boulder on my shoulder - a "chip" on his shoulder.
    Some all hot, half-shot, heading for a hot spot, snapping fingers clapping his hands - Being a "know it all kid growing up, who doesn't really know anything."
    "Silicone Sister" - Bruce mentions that this is arguably the first mention of breast implants in popular music - a dancer at one of the local strip joints in Asbury Park.

    He wrote this song in his bedroom, primarily using a rhyming dictionary. Or as Bruce put it, "the rhyming dictionary was on fire."

    songfacts.com/…

    Now quit thinking about it so much.

    ----:)
    interestingthoughtson October 21, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti think the lyrics to this song have caused more confusion to the hoi polloi than just about any other. "is he saying 'wrapped up like a douche'?" hehehehe.
    ramtharon March 01, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNo, you are mistaken sorry. The song is about partying too hard with coke. 1.Blinded by the light = Pupils dilated 2.Runner = staying up through the night 3.Revved up like a duece = Wired 4. Tripped the merry - go round=Felt so wild 5. Told me I've got what it takes=meaning he's or she's so wild he can do the stuff without dying because it's so strong 6."I'll turn you on..."= Give you something (it's a slang i.e.Turn me on to a joint) 7.,Play the song with the funky break." = Play a song to groove too while they are wired. 8. checkin' out the weather charts to see if it was safe outside = Make sure there are no cops around 9. Early Burly asked me if I needed a ride = Someone early in the morning that wanted to pick him up because he was hitch hiking. 10. She got down but she never got tired = She's not wired anymore but she's not downed either 11. She's gonna make it through the night = She didn't O.D. The lyrics plainly state it, if you know slang.
    misDKfitson September 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI haven't a clue...I would love to know though? "Wrapped up like a douche, another roter in the night"...that is what I always thought they said. I guess I was wrong. What the hell does this song mean?
    LizaJaneon June 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti totally agree with misDKfits... another reason is because they put this song in the movie BLOW which is obviously about coke ~
    hayakidon March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttelepathy is like a dream often, spoken in symbols, weaving in and out of different times, it plays to the emotions of the times, when one is in the actual telepathic state. People are not always telepathic, when their life energy is very high, they are more telepathic than at other times. Children are often very telepathic, they often pick things up very quickly, the telepathy helps them learn much faster.
    Lyrologiston January 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, the words (penned by Bruce "Born in the U.S.A." Springsteen) are:

    "revved up like a Deuce" (pronounced 'dooss'). A Deuce is apparently a type of automobile.
    groupingon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA Deuce is not a car, it's the number two, especially in poker (as in the Deuce of spaxdes). It's sometimes used to mean something similar to heck, as in "What the Deuce is he up to". Not that that helps with what it means here!
    kalbrookethon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA deuce is a car, i.e. The Beach Boys "Little Deuce coupe" How do I know this? I have one...also the lyrics themselves "Blinded by the light REVVED up like a deuce another..." This leads me to believe that this song is about a vehicle wreck. The lyrics, if you read through them carefull, point to a car wreck involving a teenager more than likely that almost took this persons life. Treat these words as a poem and explicate it.
    Dantesquickstopon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha thank you misDKfits....and revved up like a deuce is refering to a popular hot rodding car...it was a 1932 ford deuce...so he was that wired on coke :-/
    w0fzon September 25, 2002   Link

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